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Evaggelos Vallianatos

Shame On You, Greeks!

Evaggelos Vallianatos | July 28, 2016 | World
The international torture of Greece continues. The lenders -- European and American banks, the European Commission, and America's International Monetary Fund -- demand Greece privatizes everything. This translates into selling Greece to foreigners.
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller

Trump, NATO and the Baltics - heed the hard-earned lessons

Joergen Oerstroem Moeller | July 28, 2016 | World
Trump, NATO and the Baltics - heed the hard-earned lessons. By: Joergen Oerstroem Moeller. For the third time since 1945 U.S. risk to be drawn into a war of its own making. Mass media reported from the republican convention that asked about Russia's threatening activities, which have...
Kelly Fanarioti

The Greek Journalist Mr. Alexander Vellios Decided To Proceed To Euthanasia

Kelly Fanarioti | July 28, 2016 | World
At this post, I will not refer to the problems that the young generation faces in Greece but I will present a controversial subject as stated by the journalist Mr Alexander Vellios who I had the honor to interview.
Roland Tichy

Germany Is Being Torn Apart From Within

Roland Tichy | July 28, 2016 | World
This crisis of trust is the deepest crisis that the government of Merkel and Gabriel have ever experienced. The attitude of "we can get through this" won't suffice.

Monkeys and Olives for Dinner: The Glamorous Life of a U.S. Ambassador in Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau

ADST | July 28, 2016 | World
Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered official statements of the U.S. government or the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training. ADST conducts oral history interviews with retired U.S. diplomats, and uses their accounts to form narratives...
Gregory Rodriguez

Looking Backward and Inward: The Politics of Nostalgia and Identity

Gregory Rodriguez | July 28, 2016 | World
Globalization's forward march and seismic demographic shifts in the developed world have combined to intensify the seductive pull to look backward and inward, with unfortunate consequences for our politics and social order.
Lee H. Hamilton

Fight Against Terrorism Requires Broader Approach

Lee H. Hamilton | July 28, 2016 | World
Since the 9/11 attacks, our nation has been engaged in a war on terrorism. The American people have understandably grown weary after 15 years of "the forever war" with the loss of thousands of lives and the expenditure of billions of dollars. Many are asking why we have not yet...
Doug Bandow

America's Feel-Good Sanctions Policy Toward North Korea

Doug Bandow | July 28, 2016 | World
Dealing with North Korea brings to mind Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king condemned for eternity to roll a stone up a hill, only to watch it roll back down.
Lee Webster

More Than a Roof: Women's Shelters Changing Lives

Lee Webster | July 28, 2016 | UK
The UK government has in recent years done much good work on violence against women and girls in their development programmes and funding and this has frankly saved women's lives. But now more than ever, we must keep up the momentum and commit to more core, flexible and long-term funding for women's rights organisations.
Eliot Borenstein

Is Donald Trump Carrying Putin's Baby?

Eliot Borenstein | July 27, 2016 | World
I'm terrified of Trump getting his stubby little paws on the launch button. And Putin? He's had his finger on that button for over fifteen years (well, technically, for a few years, it was Medvedev's finger on the button, but Putin had his finger on Medvedev). He hasn't launched a nuke yet.
Ali Hashem

Why Iran Stood With Erdogan

Ali Hashem | July 27, 2016 | World
So, beside its public condemnations, did Iran play a role in directly thwarting the coup? Did it, for instance, share intelligence that helped Erdogan preserve his reign? Al-Monitor put forward this question to a senior Iranian official who was in direct contact with Turkish officials during the hours of the coup attempt. His answer was short but to the point: "No."
Suzanne Skees

From Street Boy to Sales Trainer: What a Job Can Do in Kenya

Suzanne Skees | July 27, 2016 | World
Chronic unemployment in Kenya leaves 68 percent of youth without a stable income. In the slums, young men and women struggle to find a source of income. Some youth sell their bodies, rob their neighbors, or are recruited by...
Steve H. Hanke

Italy's Renzi Goes Toe-to-Toe with the EU over Italy's Troubled Banks

Steve H. Hanke | July 27, 2016 | World
Only 17 percent of Italy's money supply (M3) is accounted for by State money produced by the European Central Bank (ECB). The remaining 87 percent is Bank money produced by commercial banks through deposit creation.
Alon Ben-Meir

Defeating ISIS And Ending Sunni-Shiite War In Iraq

Alon Ben-Meir | July 27, 2016 | World
As long as the Iraqi Sunnis do not know what the future has in store for them, they have no reason to put their lives on the line to fight against ISIS and make all the sacrifices only to benefit the Shiite government in Baghdad, which they reject and despise even more so than ISIS.
Steve H. Hanke

The Economics of the Saudi's "take-the-money-and-run" Strategy

Steve H. Hanke | July 27, 2016 | World
As the Financial Times reported on 12 July, Saudi Arabia's oil-output reached record highs in June 2016. Increasing production 280,000 barrels/day to 10.6m b/d, Saudi Arabia has once again waved off OPEC's request not to glut the market with oil.  As it turns out, economic principles explain why the Saudis...

Asia Seeks to Solve Waste Problem

AsiaToday | July 27, 2016 | World
[Trash on Perhentian Kecil beach in Malaysia./ Source: Wikimedia] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ji-soo - Asia is seeking to solve growing waste problem. Nearly 2,200 tons of waste - equivalent to the combined weight of 300 adult African elephants - is thrown...
John Carl

How America's Puritan Roots Helped Create Its Unforgiving Prison Culture

John Carl | July 27, 2016 | World
America's penal system is grounded in a Protestant fundamentalist religious history, with a strong sense of right and wrong and a penchant for justifying abuse.

The Bombing of U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam

ADST | July 27, 2016 | World
On August 7, 1998, between 10:30 and 10:40 a.m. local time, the U.S. embassies in Nairobi , Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania were attacked in coordinated truck bombings. Approximately 212 people were killed and an estimated 4,000 wounded in Nairobi,, while the attack killed 11 individuals and wounded 85...
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Borders And Boundaries: A Multi-Disciplinary Exhibit At St. Petersburg's Street Art Museum

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | July 27, 2016 | Arts
Rafael Schacter Takes a More Nuanced Approach to the Migration Crisis Commerce and technology have been eroding traditional constructs of the borders and boundaries, especially in the age of the Internet, satellites, transnational banking and trade agreements that create governing bodies that openly dismiss national sovereignty, integrity, identity, aspirations. Borders...
Armine Sahakyan

Armenian Stand-Off Continues to be Tense and Dangerous

Armine Sahakyan | July 28, 2016 | World
Image: Ethnic Armenians have been protesting in and out of the country in recent years. This sign at a Los Angeles rally refers to many Armenians' belief that Russia interferes in their country's affairs. (Twitter: @S_Zoppellaro) YEREVAN, Armenia -- Lines are hardening in...
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