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Focus On Trump's Acts, Not His Psychology

Allen Frances | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Allen Frances

At this crucial moment, with our fragile democracy at serious risk, I really couldn't care less why Trump does what he does. It is his dangerous actions that count, not the psychological reasons he does them.

Politics and the Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The world has changed drastically since the results of the November 8th election, and with it the psychotherapist's task. The focus on our personal li...

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Is Like LinkedIn For Dictators

Marty Rudoy | Posted 12.19.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

Washington DC: Goodyear Satire Co.-- Donald Trump has converted America's foreign policy into LinkedIn for Dictators. Polish up your killer resumes, ...

Will North Korea Collapse?

Quora | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Quora

How long until North Korea collapses and what will be the most likely scenario and fallout? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing netwo...

Congratulations, That's Dictatorship

Seth Hurwitz | Posted 11.14.2016 | Politics
Seth Hurwitz

There is plenty of evidence to suggest Trump is both ignorant of and disinterested in democratic norms, but what does that mean?

Midnight in America, The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

David Yankovich | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
David Yankovich

Should I start by telling you about the camps, or the churches they burned to the ground? I guess I should start where any story does, the beginning...

Is Trump no More Than a Brand Bubble?

Frederic Colier | Posted 11.04.2016 | Politics
Frederic Colier

It does not take a seer, whether Democrat, Republican, Liberal or Green, to agree that this presidential election has been, by far, one of the strange...

What Is Next In Turkey?

Aydoğan Vatandaş | Posted 11.02.2016 | World
Aydoğan Vatandaş

At the 2005 World Summit, it was affirmed that "each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity."

Southeast Asian Democracy at the Crossroads

AsiaToday | Posted 10.26.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[The Thai popular uprising of Oct 14, 1973 against the military dictatorship./ Source: Wikipedia] By AsiaToday reporter Jina Koh - On October 6, 197...

Why Does Democracy Not Make Sense?

Morgan Y. Liu | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Morgan Y. Liu

For those living outside of north Atlantic countries, there appears to be a limit to what a democratic political system can accomplish in addressing their societies' deepest problems, founded on systemic inequality and injustice.

Economic and Political Reform in Muslim Countries

Hossein Askari | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Hossein Askari

There are two undeniable facts about most Muslim countries (countries that belong to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation): they have had sub-par e...

Pakistan Cheered When Musharraf Was Overthrown. Why, Then, Has Democracy Fallen Out Of Favour?

Haroon Khalid | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Haroon Khalid

The ongoing purge in Turkey, where military personnel, police officials, civil servants, judges and teachers have been suspended, and the oppression of the ethnic minority group of Kurds in Turkey paints a grim picture of the future of democracy in the country.

Everything You Need To Know About The Outrageous, Surreal and Tragicomic Impeachment Of Brazil's First Female President, Dilma Rousseff

Matthew Chapman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

The takeover has been so inept, and has inadvertently revealed so much of its own corruption, that popular opinion is turning against what is now widely described as a coup d'etat.

World Knockout And Movements Brings North Korea to World Gamers

Sarah Tran Nhu An Myers | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Sarah Tran Nhu An Myers

When it comes to human rights activism, digital games are usually not the first thing to come to mind. Yet in this age of technological advancement, m...

Inside the cage: The writing on the wall

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In the third installment of Chronicle of a caged journalist, Egyptian war correspondent Yehia Ghanem explores the physical and psychological cages tha...

In Search of Their "Exodus" From Tyranny To Freedom

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Yehia Ghanem

With the coming celebration of Passover, we recall the Jewish exodus from the tyranny they faced of the Egyptian Pharaoh. Sunni Muslims recall a simil...

An African Dictator in America

Themba Mzingwane | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Themba Mzingwane

In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, Donald Trump continued to flirt with the idea that President Barack Obama was actually born in Kenya,...

How to Become a Genocidal Dictator -- And Still Have Western leaders Fawn Over You

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

Follow these simple steps, and you too can enjoy totalitarian power, while using your country's oil and natural resources as your personal bank account. Learn from the experts: President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea, Field Marshall Bashir of Sudan, and the House of Saud.

Why Is Fascism on the Rise?

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Change means that something significantly new has happened. Decisions have to be made. Since the situation is new, the decision has to be made under uncertainty.

Last Night, Donald Trump Disqualified Himself

William Astore | Posted 03.04.2016 | Politics
William Astore

Trump's performance last night reminded me of Richard Nixon's infamous answer to David Frost about Watergate: "When the president does it, that means it's not illegal."

Carl Jung and Donald Trump

Carol Smaldino | Posted 02.26.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

As it turns Carl Jung (psychiatrist, psychoanalyst) might be one of the least surprised by the seemingly unstoppable rise of Donald Trump in the polls...

Human Rights in Uruguay: Democracy, Decency and Impunity

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.16.2017 | World
Noam Schimmel

Uruguayan democracy will be incomplete and at odds with fundamental and non-derogable international human rights law until Uruguay confronts its past honestly, openly, and without repression.

The Arab Spring Is Not Dead

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

As the flames ignited from the dusty town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia spread from one Arab country to another, it seemed as if Arabs had finally emerged out of the long dark tunnel where they had been forced to dwell for decades.

A Country With No Immune System

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 12.17.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In human bodies, the first thing a virus targets is the immune system. As in human bodies, the first thing Dictatorships target is freedom of expression and more specifically, press freedom. If successful, the Dictators' task would be much easier in controlling their people, in sucking dry their fortunes and more seriously, their spirit.

Voting Underway In Myanmar's First Free Election In 25 Years

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.07.2015 | World

YANGON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Voting began on Sunday in Myanmar's first free nationwide election in 25 years, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest stride ...