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Iran Is Ready To Attack Israel

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The tension between Israel and Iran appears to be heightening.

Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear Agreement: Big Pay Off To Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Iranian authorities reacted with anger towards the leaking of the secret agreement. This shows that how maintaining the secrecy of the deal was crucia...

Turkey In Crisis: A Reminder Why U.S. Shouldn't Constantly Meddle Abroad

Doug Bandow | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Turkey's dubious evolution should remind Americans how hard it is for U.S. officials to play social engineers to the world. Instead of constantly meddling in hopes of "fixing" other nations, Washington should step back when its interests are not vitally affected.

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...

Head-In-Sand Purists

Paula Gordon | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Is Hillary part of the Establishment? Yes. Do I want to change that Establishment? Yes. Is she my best bet to make progress in that direction in this Real Time, Real Place, Real World? Yes.

Erdogan's Falling Out With The West Makes Him In Need of Moscow

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.24.2016 | World
Raghida Dergham

In whose interest is it for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a crackdown on judicial, educational, and military institutions, impo...

Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country. The new data is the latest in a series of s...

Turkey's Push For The Death Penalty Could Kill Its Relations With Germany

Christoph Asche | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Christoph Asche

So far, Erdogan has been a difficult negotiating partner. In the near future, he could become an uncontrollable radical -- and in effect jeopardize the future of the EU.

The EU: Too Big Not To Fail

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Joan Z. Shore

The EU emerged as an ambitious, yet modest, enterprise in 1957. Just six nations -- Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands -...

UN Refugee Agency, Rights Groups Concerned Over EU Asylum Rules Plan

Reuters/ HuffPost | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 07.14.2016 | World

The United Nations’ refugee agency says it has concerns about new European Union plans for more unified asylum rules across the bloc. The European C...

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.

Age Takes Center Stage Around The Brexit Vote--Not In A Good Way

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ashton Applewhite

In anxious times, we look for scapegoats. But blaming the Brexit on old people is more than reductionist and misinformed. It obscures the origin of the underlying discontents in global capitalism, which profits by pitting us against each other.

Free Iran: The Largest Iranian Opposition of Its Kind

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

It is the world's largest gathering of those who advocate freedom and democracy in Iran. A mass "Free Iran" rally is being held in the French capital,...

The Divided States of America

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is now becoming obvious that we are no longer a United States of America. There are many states that restrict voting rights, abortion rights, immigration, even the collective bargaining rights of workers that are no longer able to negotiate for their own living wages.

Brexit Fallout

Edward Flattau | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Britain's imminent departure from the European Union (E.U.) has the potential to jeopardize the multi-national organization's transition from an envir...

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

EU: The Road Out Of Crisis

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As no power is eternal, as the strong ruler of today may be the servant of tomorrow, those in power today would be wise to embrace the virtues of humility and compassion, embracing those on the fringes of power and opportunities.

Techxit Next? How Brexit Deepens Europe's Digital Recession

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review, here. Brexit, as the British referendum to exit the EU is widely called, has caused turmo...

European Commission President Rips Brexit Leaders As 'Sad,' 'Not Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

It's no surprise that tensions between the United Kingdom and European Union are high since Brits voted to leave the bloc. So when news broke that the...

Europe 2020 Forecast

George Friedman | Posted 07.01.2016 | World
George Friedman

Ever since the Maastricht Treaty went into effect, the world began to speak of Europe as if it were a single entity governed by the European Union. This was never really true. Nevertheless, the world began to take it for granted, though European countries differed in their approach to the bloc.

The European Union Was Always an American-Led Project, and Now Washington Is in Panic Mode

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Like all unnecessary institutions, the European Union has invested heavily in the creation and continuation of its own self-aggrandizing mythology. Reading the horror and outrage in every newspaper after the Brexit vote was tallied, one would think that the UK had just voted to invade Iraq or elect David Cameron as prime minister.

Brexit: Is Britain the New Pakistan?

Bill Manson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Bill Manson

When I was 13, at the Lycée Mignet, in Aix-en-Provence, France, my new friends told me I had to decide. Was I for the dream of a United Europe or against? "Oui" or "Non"? What you chose decided who your friends would be for the rest of the year.

One Coin, Two Sides: Brexit and Trump

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The hateful rejection of reality is the direct precursor to the rise of a demagogue like Trump. This rejection of fact as a basis for discussion leads to Brexit.

Will Ireland Reunify After Brexit?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What will Northern Ireland do? Because if Scotland bolts, Ireland may actually unite once again as well. I have no idea what the chances of this actually happening really are, but the least you can say is that the chances would certainly be higher if Scotland does decide to go its own way.

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.