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Trump And The Post-Truth World

United States - In what has created one extended moment of surreal shock, the United States went ahead and elected Donald J. Trump to...

The Many Shades of Fidel Castro

Cuba - One week ago today, Cubans woke up to the news that the 90-year old leader Fidel Castro had died. It was an...

Venezuela´s Road to Anarchy

Venezuela - I am largely in favor of international institutions. Far from an orthodox realist, I consider myself a constructivist and even an idealist. However,...

Trump Is All That Is Left

United States - For years now I have become fascinated by the relationship between what politics of substance remain of the traditional working class...

American Deplorable: Why I Voted Trump

United States - In the Preamble to the United States Declaration of Independence, Jefferson gave us the purpose of government, "We hold these truths...

A Different Dhaka: “There are no terrorists in Bangladesh”

"There are no terrorists in Bangladesh" This was the line spun by Bangladeshi PM Shaikh Hasina until last night when finally we saw the planned, heavily...

Private Capital For Public Problems

Across the globe, many societies are arguably experiencing a higher standard of living than at any time in human civilisation. Thanks, in part to...

The Coming Autumn Heat

The last few days have been emotional. On Wednesday Nadia Savchenko arrived in Kyiv to a hero’s welcome, and a plethora of speculation as...

Thoughts from Kyiv – In the wake of Paris bombings, shelling in the Donbas...

This week the world mourns the victims of the IS (“Islamic State”) attacks on Paris. Meanwhile, seemingly as proof of the degree to which...
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“Time Witness” To The Migration Crisis

With my recent experiences from Lesvos fresh in mind, I headed for the borders of Croatia and Serbia to continue my work aiding refugees...

The End of Kim

There exists a pervasive myth in the world of international relations regarding nuclear weapons. It concerns the difference between zero and one. It holds...

The Great Re-branding