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Despite Media Hysteria Over Brexit, The Sky Has Not Fallen

Annette Blum | Posted 08.16.2016 | World
Annette Blum

Despite the media hysteria, today we can clearly see that the sky has not fallen. Just in the past few days, officials are indicating that the UK should not expect a Brexit to happen before 2020, as legal aspects of the vote are still unclear, and that there will be a government guarantee for funding toward in-process agricultural and scientific projects.

Machete-Wielding Man Shot Dead After Injuring 2 Belgian Officers

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.07.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, Aug 6 (Reuters) - A machete-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is greatest) injured two female police officers before being fatal...

Paradise Lost

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Joan Z. Shore

I lived on the Côte d'Azur for nearly ten years - the decade of the '90s, when Russian oligarchs, newly freed from Soviet shackles, arrived on their ...

Being Governed by Man-made Risk

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The world is being consumed by unforeseen man-made events that have taken the pundits and prognosticators by complete surprise. Whether it is the outc...

The Brexit Chaos

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Jakob von Uexkull

Last weekend the CEO of Nasdaq complained in the Wall Street Journal about 'The Overblown Brexit Market Panic'. Repeating the absurdity that the vote has created an "independent Britain", as if the EU is a colonial power, he assured readers that "over the next two years, the timeline for EU withdrawal, Britain has an opportunity to become a trading magnet".

How I Got There: Petr Pavel

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Lan Anh Vu

Petr Pavel is the chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He is the first leader from a former Warsaw Pact nation to serve as the alliance's senior military officer. From July 2012 to May 2015 General Pavel served as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic.

As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

Soft Targets And Tourist Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Brussels, Istanbul and Paris terrorism attacks on soft targets and airports are all designed to maximize fear among two target populations: citizens and tourists.

#PrayForTheWorld

Sarah Huang | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Sarah Huang

Malala Yousafzai once said, "When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful." We, as global citizens, must take it upon ourselves to be the voice of change when no one else is willing to.

Run, Don't Walk to the Nearest Brexit

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

Brexit demonstrates that the underdog can win, and that includes Donald Trump. But he will triumph only if he can connect with more people. That will require picking up many of the same themes which led the British to vote to leave the EU.

Don't Blame The Brits; Blame The European Union For Lack Of Transparency

David K. Rehr | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
David K. Rehr

American media pundits and government elites are upset by the close vote of the British people to leave the European Union. News story after news story give the impression that the British people are to blame for leaving and could create world economic havoc. But they are not to blame.

Brexit: Why Most Commentaries Miss The Point

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What was the narrow British vote to leave the European Union really about? In recent days, you have read commentaries with variations on the following themes, ad nauseam. All of them contain pieces of the truth, but all miss the basic point.

Britain's EU Commissioner Says He Is Resigning Following Brexit Vote

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 06.25.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, June 25 (Reuters) - Britain's representative on the EU executive in Brussels, Financial Services Commissioner Jonathan Hill, resigned on Sat...

Brexit Is Worse For The European Union Than For Britain

Georges Ugeux | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Georges Ugeux

By putting the debate on economic issues, British leaders have made the Brexit debate an economic one while it is fundamentally a political one.

Brexit Hangover: A Field Guide for Americans

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The political and financial impact of yesterday's "Brexit" vote will have long-lasting and profound implications for the U.S. presidential campaign, f...

The Unintended Consequences of Brexit

David de Sola | Posted 06.24.2016 | World
David de Sola

Congratulations, Brexit voters. You got what you wanted and opened the proverbial Pandora's Box. Now you get to own the consequences of your actions.

Britain Is Too Great To Vote For Brexit

Ricken Patel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Ricken Patel

A historic question faces the British people this week, a choice about the survival of Britain itself, and the values that have made it great. To see this choice, we first have to wade through a thicket of arguments designed to obscure it.

Belgium Conducts Major Anti-Terror Raids

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.18.2016 | World

BRUSSELS, June 18 (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terror offenses on Saturday following overnight raids that took place amid he...

Veni, vidi, cambiai, innovai: da Calenda a Grassi?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 05.09.2016 | World
Federiga Bindi

Fermi tutti, stavamo scherzando: Carlo Calenda fa le valigie e torna a Roma a fare il Ministro dello Sviluppo Economico. Matteo deve aver deciso che t...

Donald J. Tramp: Immigration Reform and Brussels Terror Attacks

April Brucker | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
April Brucker

This past week, Mr. Tramp was greeted by some protesters who he suspected were illegal immigrants. There is even a rumor that some of these so-called "illegals" are rushing to become citizens in case Mr. Tramp wins.

The Millennium Iconoclast Museum Is Elevating Street Art In Belgium

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

What is it about Brooklyn street art that is so appealing that one would curate the opening exhibition of a museum with it? Four pillars of the Ne...

After Brussels: The Blame Game

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

By David Wemer As Europe reels from the horrific attacks in Brussels, politicians and commentators have struggled to find a unified voice in response...

Brussels Bomber Held Journalists Captive In Syria

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.22.2016 | World

PARIS (Reuters) - Brussels airport bomber Najim Laachraoui was one of the men who held four French journalists captive for months in Syria, the lawyer...

Enough With the "I Am" Memes Already

Sezin Koehler | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Sezin Koehler

Let's get something straight: Unless you're Parisian, French, or live(d) there, no, you are not Paris. To be Parisian -- to be from anywhere, really -- is to understand the cultural complexities of that identity that cannot be subsumed or learned with a pithy solidarity meme on social media.

Brussels City Guide: Welcome to the "Hellhole"

Matt Trezza | Posted 04.14.2016 | Travel
Matt Trezza

This past January, not too long after the devastating terror attacks in Paris, Donald Trump held forth to Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo about the thre...