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Taylor Dibbert

Is Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister On Autopilot?

Taylor Dibbert | June 25, 2016 | World
Mr. Samaraweera continues to deliver upbeat speeches that are infused with hopeful, self-congratulatory language. But speeches aren't policy. In the days ahead, hopefully HRC member states and the broader international community keep that in mind.
Roxana Maddahi

Brexit in Plain English

Roxana Maddahi | June 25, 2016 | World
After 43 years of membership, the UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union. A UK exit from the EU is scary and leads us to unchartered territory. The implications are massive.
Lena Hades

Operation Death Bird in Moscow

Lena Hades | June 25, 2016 | World
The 18th-century Kuskovo park and the Dormition church at Veshniaki (built in 1644) are under threat of demolition... Photo credit: Lena Hades. Kuskovo is the name of the estate of the Sheremetev family. It was built in neoclassical style in the 18th century....
Michael Duga

Trump Should Not Bet On Any Boost From The Brexit Vote

Michael Duga | June 25, 2016 | Politics
As the product of an exceptional staffing tree of the Democratic Party, the one thing that I have heard over and over about our Republican friends is that one man stands above them all: Ed Rollins.
Samie Al-Achrafi

Brexit And Belonging: The Art Of Systemic Coaching And Constellations

Samie Al-Achrafi | June 25, 2016 | World
The recent vote for the UK to leave the European Union was not just about the EU, but disaffection with the political system.
Lucia Annunziata

After Brexit, Europe's 20th-Century History May Be Rewritten

Lucia Annunziata | June 25, 2016 | World
The rejection of a united Europe is a death sentence to the phoenix that rose from the ashes at the end of a century dominated by totalitarianism.
John A. Tures

Of Brexit, Baptists, Booze And A History Of Naïve Blunders

John A. Tures | June 25, 2016 | World
America will soon face a similar number of temptations to renege on all kinds of international agreements that it signed in good faith with other nations. Supporters will promise all kinds of benefits they can't deliver. Learn from the British and the Baptists.
Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: When Politics Fails, Look to Unifiers Like Pope Francis and Yo-Yo Ma

Nathan Gardels | June 24, 2016 | World
When politics divides instead of unites, walls off instead of embraces, what, or who, can bind fractured societies? (continued)
Georges Ugeux

Brexit Is Worse For The European Union Than For Britain

Georges Ugeux | June 24, 2016 | World
By putting the debate on economic issues, British leaders have made the Brexit debate an economic one while it is fundamentally a political one.
John Sauven

Today Could Be the First Step Towards Scrapping Some of the Fundamental Rules Protecting Our Environment

John Sauven | June 24, 2016 | UK
We won't be given a referendum on fracking, protecting badgers and hedgehogs, where our sewage outflow pipes should go, or whether a habitable climate is worth protecting. But democracy is not suspended. Now is the time that your voice is most urgently needed to protect the things you love which cannot speak for themselves.
Corinne Lepage

Brexit Is An Opportunity To Rebuild Europe

Corinne Lepage | June 24, 2016 | World
The EU's policy changes must be immediate and drastic. The commission must recognize its mistakes and make strong, symbolic, and swift decisions.
Eliot Borenstein

No Netflix, No Chill: In Russia, it's Better to Purge than to Binge

Eliot Borenstein | June 24, 2016 | World
The attack on Netflix is the brainchild of Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky. If you're not familiar with his work, just imagine the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Modern Language Association as run by Glenn Beck.
Jonathan Marshall

The Fraudulent Case for Military Escalation in Syria

Jonathan Marshall | June 24, 2016 | World
As Cambanis admits, the Obama administration has been "funding, training, and arming parts of the opposition" for several years now. And he acknowledges that "Most of the armed opposition has survived only because of foreign intervention -- the exceptions being the most distressing elements: Islamic State and Nusra."
Payam Akhavan

What Can Canada Do For Justice In Iraq And Syria?

Payam Akhavan | June 24, 2016 | World
On June 14th, the House of Commons was the scene of a remarkable debate. The opposition had tabled a motion declaring atrocities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, Shia, and other minorities as "genocide".
Wahab Raofi

Terrorism: Finding a Way to Make the Guilty Pay

Wahab Raofi | June 24, 2016 | World
Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it ... and, sadly, the same might be said about state-sponsored terrorism. Far from making light of problem, I am looking for solutions that might actually trigger positive change, which is especially urgent for me because I currently work in Afghanistan.
Sami Moubayed

How Erdogan Rewrote History of the Great Arab Revolt

Sami Moubayed | June 24, 2016 | World
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the self-proclaimed "Great" Arab Revolt of 1916, launched against Ottoman rule from the Arabian Desert by Sharif Hussein, emir of Mecca. Thanks to a systematic decade-long campaign orchestrated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the event will pass almost unnoticed in most Arab cities and media outlets.
Doug Bandow

Recognize Responsible Islamic Voices such as the Organization Of Islamic Cooperation

Doug Bandow | June 24, 2016 | World
America's relationship with Islam is fraught with tension. Donald Trump doesn't want to let any more Muslims into the U.S. He's not alone. But no one wins if Americans end up fighting an endless war with 1.6 billion people worldwide.
Matthew Chapman

The Incredible Shrinking Island And Its Lessons For America

Matthew Chapman | June 24, 2016 | Politics
I was born in England, but since 1973 was happier to think of myself as European. Today, with the UK choosing to leave the European Union, I feel diminished, a member of a small, belligerent island nation more than half full of bitter, cowardly people.
John Johnston

We Need To Keep Calm And Find Common Ground After Brexit

John Johnston | June 24, 2016 | Canada Politics
What truly scares me is that if Trumpism can make the unthinkable happen in the UK, could the unthinkable happen in the U.S. too?
David Sassoli

Brexit Should Inspire More European Integration, Not Less

David Sassoli | June 24, 2016 | World
This is not a funeral for the EU, but rather a departure that will demand a shift in direction towards greater integration.
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