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5 European Destinations You Should Visit This Winter

Oyster | Posted 10.16.2016 | Travel

A word of advice: Don't count out Europe as a winter destination. While the crowds head for ski resorts and tropical islands, travelers to Europe will...

Weekend Roundup: Anti-Global Backlash Is Realigning Politics Across the West

Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.26.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The great sociologist Max Weber postulated that the birth act of modern capitalism was the secession of business from the household and thus the web of moral and ethical obligations that intimate form of human organization entailed. Zygmunt Bauman has called globalization the "'second secession'" in which unleashed capitalism has "'flown away'" from the constraints of the nation-state, in effect the larger household. Now, national households are clawing back their claims, reasserting sovereignty in an anti-globalization backlash that is profoundly realigning politics.(continued)

Invite Turkey To Leave NATO: Ankara Shares Few Values Or Interests With The West

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.23.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Turkey's brief democratic moment is ending.

August 16th in History: Cyprus' Independence

ADST | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Brexit Ignites the 'Brexodus'

Ali Jahangiri | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Ali Jahangiri

It's becoming known as the "Brexodus." The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union--"Brexit"--has inspired a global exodus of sorts, spar...

Greece After Turkey's Coup D'état

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Aristotle Tziampiris

Developments in Turkey have further destabilized the Eastern Mediterranean. With Greece representing the real frontier of the democratic West, now is the time to provide some much needed debt relief and make Greece a true "success story."

The Lebanon, Incerlik, U.S. Triangle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Incirlik Air Base, in headlines this week as government authorities arrested its commander for alleged involvement in a failed coup against Turkish Pr...

Astoria Characters: The Devoted Daughter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.13.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

What Antri Papanikolaou remembers most about her 16th birthday is that it was the last one she ever got to spend with her mother. They drove to Phi... Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Trippy | Posted 06.26.2016 | Travel

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discoverin...

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

International Justice: The Case of Cyprus

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Constantine Tzanos

On May 22, 2016, the Greek Cypriots in the independent south of Cyprus will go to the polls, with the issue of the reunification of the island heavily...

Europe: Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

David Harris | Posted 04.27.2016 | World
David Harris

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hezbollah to its terrorism list.

Lord John Alderdice on Middle East Conflict Resolution, Interview with Noted Northern Ireland Diplomat

Samuel Ramani | Posted 04.26.2016 | World
Samuel Ramani

Lord John Alderdice is a Northern Ireland politician, who served as speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly from 1998-2004, and leader of the Allianc...

Astoria Characters: The Champion of Comic Books

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.26.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

At the last stop on the N and Q lines, at the end of a short tunnel, there's a circular dime-shiny sign that -- Bam! Pow! Zap! -- punches right through the grey gloom of the subway station.

In 2016, We All Must Be Cypriots

Andy Manatos | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
Andy Manatos

The Eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus leapt into the headlines with the landing of a hijacked EgyptAir plane. It will soon make headlines again as the US and the UN move to end the 42-year division of that country, through its capital city of Nicosia, by 40,000 Turkish troops. These negotiations will have significant ramifications for the region and the U.S.

EgyptAir Plane Hijacker Surrenders

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 03.30.2016 | World

• EgyptAir flight MSR181 was en route from Alexandria to Cairo when a man with fake explosives forced it to land on Cyprus. • All passengers have ...

Europe: Go Big or Go Home

John Feffer | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
John Feffer

Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars.

For LGBT People, Australia Isn't the Last Bastion of Colonialism's Toxic Legacy

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

Unfortunately, the Commonwealth appear to persist, often to the extreme, in abnegation of a lot of basic rights to their LGBT citizens.

Don't Waste World's Best Chance for Peace

Endy Zemenides | Posted 01.08.2016 | World
Endy Zemenides

Over the past two months the Republic of Cyprus has hosted a parade of foreign leaders -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, British For...

International Law: The Case of Turkey

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Constantine Tzanos

In the aftermath of the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, on 27 November 2015, Greek prime minister Tsipras tweeted to Turkish prime minister, Ah...

iPhone News

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.08.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

So where is all that video? 2.5 million cameras shooting 24 hours a day -- video that is unquestionably honest, first person, as it happens, on the spot, from the source storytelling. Of all those millions of hours of video, how much of it have you seen on TV news?

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2016 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Shelly Porges Supports Women Entrepreneurs Globally and Hillary Clinton

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Wendy Diamond

When you think of a woman on a passionate mission to support budding women entrepreneurs globally, you naturally envision a successful and accomplished woman herself, right? Shelly Porges is just that woman.

The New Region Of The Eastern Mediterranean

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Aristotle Tziampiris

The region's new-found energy wealth may ultimately contribute to the lessening of Europe's energy dependence to Russia. At the same time, the possibility of friction and conflict over these resources among regional actors cannot be discounted.

Elderly Man Schools Europe By Donating His Meager Pension To Greece

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

An elderly pensioner in Cyprus has a lesson in generosity for the rest of Europe. He may not have deep pockets, but 88-year-old Onoufrios Michaeli...