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What Does The UK Brexit Math Really Tell Us?

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Dr. Keith Devlin

We humans invented numbers and mathematics to understand our world (initially physical and later social), and to improve our lives. But to make good use of that powerful, valuable gift from our forbearers, we need to remember that numbers are there to serve us, not the other way round. Numbers are just tools. We are the ones with the capacity to make decisions.

Brexit: Consequences And Significance

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 06.24.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

The Brexit vote does not herald the possible beginning of a EU breakup, not by any means. It does mean, however, ... that both Great Britain, and the EU specifically and the global economy in general, are in for a period of prolonged uncertainty and instability that will not be resolved anytime soon.

The smog of war

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home
Eric Ehrmann

President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, "the w...

The ISIS Wars: Separating Fact From Fiction

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 08.29.2016 | Home
Joseph V. Micallef

It's impossible to know how these "proto-Islamic polities" will evolve. Unlike the American experience with immigration, however, it is unlikely that they will become socialized into a larger "melting pot" of a national culture.

Multipolarism sans the EU Pole? The Geopolitics of Europe's Economic Mess

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leon T. Hadar

The economic problems affecting the EU -- sovereign debt; the decline of the euro; financial contagion -- go beyond, well, economics, and could have a major impact on global politics, including on U.S. foreign policy