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What Would Happen if Britain Left the EU?

Michael Hobbes | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Michael Hobbes

The British government has committed to holding a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union. But leaving the EU doesn't mean what a lot of its supporters think it does. I made a video describing the three most likely scenarios if the UK went independent, and why none of them will actually get Britain out of European control.

Iran and U.S. to Intensify Tactical Cooperation

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Since the U.S does not have clear and detailed policy towards the conflicts in the Middle East, and since the U.S policy is currently anchored in the wait-and-see foreign policy, Washington is more willing to delegate the task of fighting the Islamic State or resolving the crisis in Syria and Yemen, to Tehran and Moscow or other nations.

Record 522K Migrants Arrive In Europe By Sea In 2015

USA Today | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

A record 522,124 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe by sea this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday. ...

Iran is Offering to Resolve Yemen's War; The Agenda?

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian officials' rhetoric and tone on the Yemen crisis has slightly changed. This change was initiated because of the shift in Iran's foreign policy regarding how to use "diplomacy" and the appropriate wording in order to achieve Tehran's ideological, geopolitical and economic objectives.

Business: EU and Its Comanies Helping IRGC Terror

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Short-sighted and business-driven moves by European countries and companies might bring short term benefit and profit for them, however, it will lead to long-term severe economic and geopolitical consequences that will have a grave affect on EU economic, national, and geopolitical interests.

The UN 'World Circus': A Mockery of Memory

Shahar Azani | Posted 09.14.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

September 11 is a day of awe. The time of year when all remember, to the letter, where they were as they witnessed hate and radicalism crash down on modernity and civility. The sea of tears spilling at the 9/11 memorial seems to be never ending.

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

EU Announces New Refugee Quotas

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced a plan for sweeping new provisions on Wednesday to deal with Europe's refugee cr...

Democracy Beyond Nation-State: Fostering a European Civil Society And Common Identity

European Horizons | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
European Horizons

Today, the EU is clearly undergoing one of its deepest political and economic crises since its early foundation, which, unlike the former, could be fatal this time. Everyone in the EU with im-portant public responsibilities cannot truly disagree with this basic statement.

Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times

David W. Kearn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
David W. Kearn

Expressions of populist anger, resentment toward unresponsive government institutions, and deep-seated frustration with "politics as usual" have dominated the rhetoric surrounding the Republican Party's ongoing presidential primary campaign.

Inside Iran: Iranian People on Iran-West, Iran-U.S. Ties and the Nuclear Deal

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.16.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Some ordinary people view the deal and Iran-West improving their ties as a sign that their living standards will improve. They hope for the possibility of reform and the advance of human rights, such as, freedom of speech, press, assembly, social justice, rule of law and democracy.

Doing Business With Post-Sanctions Iran: Risks and Opportunities

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.08.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

When it comes to Iran's economic landscape after the nuclear deal, major questions to address are: What sectors will likely witness foreign investment and flourish the most? Which countries are more likely to rekindle business and gain more? What will be the Iranian leaders invest in the most? What are the opportunities and risks?

This European Nation Used To Jail People For Listening To The Beatles

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.25.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with author Fred Abrahams about...

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...

EU Opens Antitrust Case Against 6 Major US Movie Studios

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business

BRUSSELS — The European Union has launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios, including Disney and Warner Bros, a...

History's Lesson: The EU Is a Survivor

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.

Europe Seeks An Agreement On How To Tackle The Migrant Crisis

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

BRUSSELS, July 20 (Reuters) - The European Union will try to reach an agreement on Monday to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean despite re...

To Rescue Greece, Invest in Skills and Small Business

Sabina Dewan | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Sabina Dewan

If Greece's creditors seek to help the country eventually stand on its own two feet, it should provide the debt relief that could make Greek products more competitive internationally. Supporting businesses is one side of the equation. The other part is investing in human capital.

Prof. Krugman: Fast and Loose With the Facts

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

When reading Prof. Krugman's works, it's prudent to fact check. Prof. Krugman has always been in the Eurosceptic camp. Indeed, the essence of many of his pronouncements can be found in declarations from a wide range of Eurosceptic parties.

"Pivoting" West, When We Should be Pivoting East

Marc Barnett | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marc Barnett

Increased cooperation between the U.S. and Europe facilitates a safer world. Europe and America can play the clichéd "good cop/bad cop" in real life, utilizing the best combination of hard power and soft power to secure global security allowing prosperity. I just hope Europe can see the advantages of playing a larger role too.

A Postcard From Greece: The Everyday Effects of Austerity on a Desperate Nation

David R. K. Adler | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
David R. K. Adler

Recessions make ghosts--ghosts of industry past, ghosts of supermarkets past, ghosts of tenants and their dream condos past. And Greece, in the midst of an economic crisis worse than the Great Depression, is full of them.

All-out Attack on Cambodian Democracy

Patrick Alley | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Patrick Alley

The LANGO is the first of four repressive laws in the pipeline designed to crush a movement for change that began building around Cambodia's 2013 election, when garment workers, land and forest defenders, monks and the urban youth came together to challenge the current government.

Behind Zarif's Rebuttal of EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini

Shahir ShahidSaless | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Shahir ShahidSaless

Russian state-run news service RIA Novosti has reported that a senior official from the group of six world powers has told Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, that the nuclear talks should immediately conclude if he is not interested in reaching a deal.

Can Tsipras Move From Doublespeak to a Deal?

Andreas A. Papandreou | Posted 07.10.2015 | World
Andreas A. Papandreou

ATHENS -- Tsipras can become a leader of stature and take the deal and side with the vast majority of Greeks on either side of the "Yes"/"No" divide to whom he has promised to remain in the euro and undertake the reforms Syriza has resisted. Alternatively, he can live a short moment of glory as a revolutionary by siding with a small minority of the "no" camp and turn the country into a failed state run by a new set of authoritarian oligarchs.

Greek Talk in an Austrian Castle

Cate Montana | Posted 07.09.2015 | Travel
Cate Montana

So I'm sitting on the ramparts of an 11th century Austrian castle, watching the moon rise, talking about--of all things--Greece and European politics....