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Weekend Roundup: The Last Gasp of Atatürk

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

If the aim of the coup plotters was to derail Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's march toward autocratic rule and restore the country firmly on the secular path envisioned by its modern founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, their failure achieved the opposite result. The last gasp of Atatürk has breathed new life into Erdogan's troubled and troubling tenure. (continued)

Brexit Hurts: Reflections Of An American Expat

Bob Bragar | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Bob Bragar

Ever since moving to the Netherlands twenty-two years ago from New York to marry my Dutch partner, I've been living as a "European". That cosmopolitan...

Why Climate Change Could be Brexit's Biggest Loser

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
J. J. Mitchell

Since the Brexit vote, the UK has focused on the immediate political, constitutional and economic implications. With the pound sterling down by roughl...

Weekend Roundup: Global Rifts Harden Between the West, Russia and China

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

We may not yet be in a new Cold War, but we have definitely entered a period of hot peace. (continued)

The Wealth Of A Nation

Frank Trentmann | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Frank Trentmann

This historic chapter has fundamental lessons for today. Brexit is not just about economic costs and benefits. The fall of the pound, worried investors and anxieties about house prices -- of course, these matter.

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

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".

Brits Won't Get A Second EU Vote, Despite 4.1 Million Signing A Petition For One

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.09.2016 | World

The British government has rejected an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Unio...

Weekend Roundup: Anguish Stalks the Muslim World

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The recent string of terrorist attacks in Muslim-majority cities, including Dhaka, Istanbul, Baghdad and Medina, have left the ummah, or Muslim community, bleeding. The suspected culprit of the attacks is the so-called Islamic State. (continued)

Citizen Referendum? I Vote "Needs Review."

Larry Schooler | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Larry Schooler

The use of a referendum in such high-profile ways, however, also suggests that governments must continue to examine and re-examine what it means to engage the public effectively--before a matter reaches the ballot. Are governments enabling those affected by decisions to affect those decisions, without ballots?

The Corbynite legions have become the Tories' most valuable allies

Benedict Cooper | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Benedict Cooper

In a less surreal political era the sudden forced resignation of the Conservative Prime Minister would be a moment of panic for the Tories, and a golden opportunity that Labour would have jumped on. But nothing is quite as it should be now we're through the political looking-glass.

Austria's Extreme-right Party Is Rising Once Again

Cyrille Bret | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Cyrille Bret

The court's decision immediately reminds Austria's political class that it is in many ways largely helpless in the face of the rising FPÖ, and that the next presidential elections will take place amidst a political landscape in ruins.

Thriving After Brexit: The UK And EU Should Reboot On The Blockchain

Don Tapscott | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Don Tapscott

While the UK and the world grapple with the implications of last week's vote, a technological revolution is quietly unfolding that offers a glimmer of hope, not just to Britain, but also to Europe as a whole.

How being Down Under helped me see Brexit the right way up

Sally Uren | Posted 07.04.2016 | Green
Sally Uren

I've just arrived back from Australia, where I was sharing Forum for the Future's work at the first Sustainable Brands conference in the region. I l...

Thousands March For Europe In London Brexit Protest

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators marched through central London on Saturday in a loud and colorful protest against last week's vo...

The Week Britain's Brexit 'Earthquake' Shook The World

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

Since the U.K. referendum to leave the European Union last week, the roller-coaster ride of British politics hasn’t let up for a minute. Every day s...

Weekend Roundup: Present at the Unraveling

Nathan Gardels | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

"Present at the Creation" is the title Dean Acheson, the famed American secretary of state from 1949-1953, gave to his memoir, which recounts the vision and construction of the post-World War II institutions of global order. In that same era, French diplomat Robert Schuman, considered "the father of Europe," planted the seeds of European integration that have grown for the last several decades into a club of 28 countries with a population of 500 million. Brexit marks an historic turn of the tide. Today, we are present at the unraveling of those grand institutions that have outlived their capacity to deliver and lost the allegiance of their publics. (continued)

Brexit Must Not Undermine Global Progress On Extractive Industry Transparency

Elisa Peter | Posted 07.03.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

Whatever the future holds for the UK and the EU, the world's poor and marginalized people must not be denied fair shares of the benefits derived from our planet's finite natural resources.

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

The British-EU Revival Imperative

Talal Malik | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Talal Malik

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to remain or leave the European Union ('Brexit'). 'Leave' prevailed by 52% to 48%, but only one in three of the eligible British electorate voted for Brexit. Many around the world then asked on Google, 'What happens if the UK leaves the EU?'

Do Not Disengage: Hope And Action Post-Brexit

Jodi Sugden | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Jodi Sugden

Like a 20-year marriage ended by an extra-marital affair: I thought I knew you Britain. Where did this come from? Why didn't I see it coming? How could do this to me?

EU Warmly Welcomes Sturgeon As She Pushes To Keep Scotland In Union

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday during a short-notice visit to Brussels that Scotland was intent on r...

London's Mayor Demands More Autonomy For City After Brexit Vote

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.28.2016 | World

LONDON (Reuters) - London should swiftly be granted more autonomy to help it ride out the economic uncertainty unleashed by Britain's vote to leave th...

England Soccer Team Mercilessly Mocked After 'Second Brexit In A Week'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.28.2016 | Sports

England's soccer team is being relentlessly ribbed on Twitter after being dumped out of Euro 2016. Coming just days after the United Kingdom voted to ...

Brexit: Has Europe's 'Arab Spring' Just Begun?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

'Brexit' bears too much resemblance to the 'Arab Spring' - and unfortunately - this is not meant in a good way.