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The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affairs...

Kerry and Lavrov: The London Sessions (Secret Transcript)

Andy Valvur | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Andy Valvur

Lavrov: Shall we go with the usual "constructive dialogue"?

Kerry: Didn't we use that last week?

Lavrov: No, I think we went with "frank exchange of views."

Because I'm Vlad

Spencer Green | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

(Apologies to Michael Jackson) Crimea's mine The Ukraine, too Whine all you want What can you do? I pick a fight And then I win The world reacts L...

A Commentator Lost in Washington's House of Columns

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.

Ukraine: Neither War Nor Disgrace

Olivier Dupuis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Home
Olivier Dupuis

It is not enough to merely understand the significance of Russia's latest "initiative." It is, however, essential to understand the nature of the present regime in Russia.

Countering Sexism in East Germany

John Feffer | Posted 05.10.2014 | Home
John Feffer

"For the first time ever in Germany we have a debate about the relationship between the sexes and especially concerning the workplace, all those things that happen daily and people just say: 'Oh, don't take it seriously, it is not so bad after all.'"

Seeking An Exit From the Ukrainian Cul-de-Sac

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Jeffrey Laurenti

The United States has proved itself essential to mobilizing the political pressures most persuasive to Putin, and Secretary of State John Kerry is managing the diplomacy with admirable firmness and nuance. But this is really a European affair.

Inside The Soul Of Angela Merkel

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.07.2014 | Home

Angela Merkel has just embarked on a third term as Chancellor of Germany - the most robust economy in the developed world and the country with the mos...

Germany and Europe in 2014: A Conversation With Christoph Schmidt

Luka Orešković | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Luka Orešković

Starting with the most heated topic of the moment, Schmidt's belief is that, although OMT has worked well so far, it is stretching the mandate of ECB too far, especially with the limitlessness of the transactions.

Obama Cites 'Complete Illegitimacy' Of Russia Move In Crimea

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama discussed the Ukraine crisis with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call on Sunday a...

U.S. Eavesdropping On Hundreds Of Key German Figures: Report

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

US intelligence has stepped up eavesdropping on hundreds of key figures in Germany, including a government minister, after Chancellor Angela Merkel wa...

Revolution in the Digital Age: From Caracas to Kiev, the Powers and Perils of Social Media

Oscar G. Lopez | Posted 04.23.2014 | Media
Oscar G. Lopez

These powerful paths for connectivity have played a significant role in the destabilizing of authoritarian regimes. Yet with the power of social media come the perils of espionage and the temptation of apathy.

The Long Road to Turkey's EU Accession

Ali Breland | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Ali Breland

Despite German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent comments about keeping Turkey's European Union bid on the table, Turkey still has a along way to go before it makes its way to an EU membership.

Time to Stop the 'Cold' War at Winter Games

Mike Smith | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

Is it time to crawl under my desk yet? Like the ice and snow in Sochi, can't we have a thawing of our relationship with Russia? The continued undermining of the Sochi Games and trying to miscast Putin's Olympics as a $50 billion ego trip really needs to stop.

South Africans Reinvent Themselves for the 21st Century

Elza S. Maalouf | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Elza S. Maalouf

An interview with a candidate on reigniting Mandela's vision Twenty years after the end of apartheid, South Africa seems to be at a new crossroad. T...

The New U.S. Diplomatic Language: 'F**k the EU' on Ukraine

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

This conversation raises a serious question about the judgment of the Assistant Secretary of State in dealing with the complexities of Europe and the difficult Ukrainian issue

NSA Tapped German Ex-Chancellor's Phone: Report

The Guardian | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

US intelligence agencies began monitoring the mobile phone of the German chancellor more than 10 years ago when Gerhard Schröder was leader, accordin...

Obama Readies Ukraine Sanctions

Reuters | Patricia Zengerle | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is preparing financial sanctions that could be imposed on Ukrainian officials and protest le...

Snowden Claims 'Significant Threats' To His Life

Reuters | Erik Kirschbaum | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports...

Obama's NSA Speech: Pretty Words, No Real Change

Peter Van Buren | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The details of Obama's most recent speech about "changes" to the NSA's surveillance practices reveal that sadly little of substance will change.

Obama Promises Germany: No Spying

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

* Ties frayed by reports U.S. bugged Merkel's phone * Differences of opinion no reason to wiretap - Obama * Rare TV inte...

Political New Year's Resolution - Say Yes to Action

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

As the "Just Say No" approach that forced a fruitless U.S. government shutdown goes global, political leaders and voters in America, Europe and elsewhere must resolve to make 2014 a year to say yes to action.

Some NSFW Celebrity New Years Resolutions

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

If you haven't already given up on your New Years resolutions, good for you! Because we hope that these celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyru...

The Most Overrated Things About 2013

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Mark Juddery

I am joining in the fun, naming the 10 most overrated things of 2013. Not necessarily bad (though some of them can be awful) not stupid -- just overrated.

Greetings, Friends

Jerry Adler | Posted 02.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Welcome, friends and lovers all To the Newsverse Christmas ball Hop a bus or Citibike Grab a cab or hitch a hike There'll be lots of caviar The Rollin...