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France's 19th Century Foreign Policy Fails in 2014

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since Operation Sangaris was launched, however, the French military has proven powerless to stop the sectarian violence, which took more than a thousand lives in Bangui last month.

Iran Nuclear Deal To Begin January 20th

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ANKARA/BRUSSELS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iran's interim nuclear deal with six major powers will come into force on Jan. 20, the Iranian Foreign Ministry an...

Is 2014 the Transatlantic Trade Deal's 'Make-or-Break' Year?

Erik Brattberg | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Erik Brattberg

Almost a year after President Barack Obama presented the initiative, negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have made steady progress. But several challenges remain unaddressed while new ones loom on the horizon.

Should International Aid to CSOs End After Graduation?

Fron Nahzi | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Fron Nahzi

The economic and political development of the country does not necessarily lead to the development of its philanthropic sector. But what can be done in a time when the need for Western support across the globe far exceeds the availability of funds?

Reports: Snowden Leaks Show NSA Targeted Israel PM, EU Officials

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

LONDON (AP) — Newspaper reports say the latest documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that British and A...

S&P Cuts EU Credit Rating

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's cut its long-term credit rating on the European Union to AA-plus from AAA on Friday, citing ris...

EU Pledges 'Unprecedented' Aid For Mideast Peace

AP | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday pledged "unprecedented" political, financial and security support for Israel and the Pale...

Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the c...

Xi Jinping - Person of the Year 2013

David Gosset | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
David Gosset

It is indeed Xi Jinping who most influenced the year 2013. The constant movement in China contrasted with the lack of leadership in the European Union and the American political paralysis, on the global chessboard, the West lost the advantage of the initiative, it simply reacted to China's new moves and rapid actions.

Global coal lobbyist: death must be weighed against benefit

Justin Guay | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

Photo courtesy of Greenpeace India Co-authored by Bob Burton The global coal industry thinks hundreds of thousands of deaths every year caused by ...

The Central African Republic's Coming Genocide

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The chaos in the CAR has potential to negatively impact its neighboring states further, especially given the region's ongoing conflicts and instability.

Culture May Be the key to Creativity

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Earlier this year, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Durham University in the U.K. said: "Culture ...

Will It Be the EU That Finally Gives Us a Social Media Election

Jimmy Leach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jimmy Leach

One of the more enduring assumptions of political campaigning in recent times has been the idea that digital media 'won' the Presidency for Barack Obama in 2008. That it was the geeks wot won it.

France, Spain Struggling To Reduce Deficit

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

France will miss an agreed target to cut its public deficit, the EU said on Tuesday, with Spain's battered economy showing few signs of catching up re...

EU Ministers Call For Action On Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Thirteen European environment ministers and dozens of business leaders urged the European Union on Monday to adopt "ambit...

The British Problem Facing a Transatlantic Trade Deal

Tim Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tim Oliver

For successive British governments a deal opening up further the transatlantic marketplace has proved an elusive one. With the U.S.A. and Europe as Britain's main economic partners, even a small deal could produce significant gains for Britain's economy.

U.S. Should Seize the Moment to Fuse NATO With the EU

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

Can the Europeans ever overcome their parochial defense thinking and construct a European defense capability? I believe they can, but it will take a dose of straight talk and tough medicine from Washington to point them in the right direction.

EU Set To Back Joint Bank Supervision

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

LUXEMBOURG -- LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union officials were set to approve the creation of a central banking supervisor Monday, even though they s...

A European Union Without Britain Is the Last Thing America Needs

Tim Oliver | Posted 12.14.2013 | World
Tim Oliver

Some talk of a vote to quit the E.U. as the means to reclaim Britain's sovereignty, asserting Britain's independence as a "Switzerland with nukes." That those nukes would have to be carried on U.S. missiles shows the limits of that independence.

Iceland, the Devil and the EU

Stewart A. Swerdlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Stewart A. Swerdlow

Hallur Hallsson's book, Vulture's Lair, has many unexpected twists and turns. It is a fast-paced novel that accurately describes the world to come if we do not change things now. The hero of the novel is a simple fisherman from a small island off the south coast of Iceland. Yet, he is able to make a difference, as each of us can.

When Breaking News Is Only Headlines: Germany, the European Union and the U.S.

Edward Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Of all this week's international news -- the horrors in Kenya, Rouhani at the UN, the negotiations over Syria -- it is what some might call 'the boring German election' that will have the greatest long-term impact on the interests of the United States.

The Dream of the European Union: Greece Under the Rule of Troika

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Constantine Tzanos

Did the implementation of needed reforms require the imposition of a punitive austerity?

ASEAN: What's That and Who Cares? Certainly Not the Common Man in Asia

Sourav Roy | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

The common man in almost all its 10-member nations has no clue what ASEAN is about. We're talking here about millions of illiterate, poor, underprivileged Asians who are in the thick of the situation, happy to progress in life, one day after another.

Scientists Urge EU To Rethink Burning Southern US Forests To Fight Climate Change

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 11.09.2013 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

A group of over 60 US scientists recently sent a letter to EU decision makers urging them to take swift action to "develop and adopt sustainability criteria and carbon accounting requirements to ensure adequate protections for forests and the climate."

EU: All Signs Point To Assad

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

VILNIUS, Lithuania -- The European Union agreed on Saturday that the Aug. 21 chemical attack outside Damascus appears to have been the work of Syria's...