On the surface, Hungary enjoys freedom of the press. The Internet is a veritable free-for-all displaying a full range of opinions. But if you look a little deeper, this freedom of the press is actually quite limited.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...
The European Union is suffering from a malaise. A mood of disquiet pervades the continent's political elites. Its symptoms are flagging confidence and anxiety about its future viability.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
Germany represents everything that's wrong with the world financial system. Argentina is the epic case of countries whose economies are screwed by policies championed by Germany -- and unfortunately by the United States as well.
Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.
Many countries have taken heed of the traveler's plight and simplified their visa processes. Here is a list of countries that have recently updated their visa requirements -- see how those updates affect you.
The document, similar to a previously leaked EU proposal for a chapter on energy which I wrote about here, makes it clear that the EU is looking to use this secretly negotiated trade pact as a back-door channel to get automatic, unfettered access to U.S. fracked gas and oil.
The European Central Bank is today obliged to do exactly the opposite of what is set out by the Treaties: lending to States in order to finance their debts. And to do this just about the worst way: by providing the banks at almost no cost with the means to lend subsequently to States while they target higher lending margins.
As uses and users of wireless transmitting devices are skyrocketing in our homes, schools and even our national parks, one would think that scientific research on the human health and environmental implications of wireless electromagnetic radiation would be exploding with fierce competition.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...
The problem is that by all standards Matteo Renzi is a domestic-oriented kind of politician. Foreign policy exists only and insofar it can give him an advantage in the domestic arena.
Countries exist because people are willing to die for them. It is the unusual quality of nations, shared only by families and tribes, to command such loyalty. The same can't be said of other entities like villages or businesses or trade pacts or continents. Until recently it seemed as if the European Union fell into this latter category as well.
Our debt to Bosnia, a country that paid for nothing other than its unwavering fidelity to the values of democracy, cosmopolitanism, and multicultural tolerance -- the values of Europe itself -- must be settled.
In its present form, the EU is weak, particularly because it lacks the necessary competence in foreign policy and because its bloated bureaucracy causes it to stand in its own way. What is needed, therefore, is a reform of the EU as soon as possible.
It is the tension between the aggressively political competition at the polls and the aggressively non-political rhetoric of the heartland that characterizes the Populist Reformation. What drops out is the middle: the back-and-forth politics of liberal democracy.