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Viewpoints

What We Truly Learned from the Great War and the Absurdity of Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day is not really about loss of life because the only way to hold those or any lives sacred is not to send them off to war…

The U.S. Government’s Diminishing Commitment to the Security of Its Own Citizens

It’s time for the US government to recommit itself to the rule of law and the protection of the rights and liberties of American citizens.…

The Foreign Fighters’ Return: Many Legal Questions, Few Legal Answers

It starts with our laws – and making the reforms necessary to effectively keep up with an evolving and expanding threat of terrorism in the 22nd century.…

Why You Should Not Vote

Why You Should Not Vote

By not voting, I am dissenting not to an issue or topic or war but to the system and mechanisms that have institutionalized corruption and oligarchy.…

Political Bunraku

For the 95% of humanity living outside the United States, no one in America’s government ever gives them a moment’s thought, unless they step out of line.…

History and Ideology Help Us Understand the Jewish and Islamic States

The Jewish and Islamic states face difficult, deep seeded, ideology- driven problems that will be hard to resolve. …

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

As the southern African region continues to face economic challenges, leaders must seek out international partnerships to build up capital to develop.…

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Political Prophecies: Sealing the Fate of al-Aqsa

Israel's decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, October 30, is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims.…

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News Analysis

Mossad Targets Nuclear Engineers in Damascus: Report

Mossad has assassinated a team of five nuclear weapons specialists in Damascus, the leader of…

A Global House Of Cards

A Global House Of Cards

Washington’s ability to rig markets has allowed it to keep its economic house of cards…

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Essays

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

The Death Squad Dilemma: Counterinsurgency Policy and the Salvadoran Model

Scholars can take the lead and help guide the international community towards a world order in which death squads and genocide are the thing of the past.…

Concerning Features of an Apocalyptic Cult in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

ISIL meets some of the criteria for a cult, and this should affect how governments respond to focus on disruption of its recruitment practices.…

America’s Jihad

America’s Jihad

Among the tangled intricacies of the Middle East imbroglio a course was established to bring chaos to the region.…

The “ASEAN Way”: The Structural Underpinnings of Constructive Engagement

This essay describes the underpinnings of ASEAN's constructive engagement with Burma.…

Arts & Culture

Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism – Book Review

Dirty Entanglements has many truths disguised with many omissions.…

Editorial

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

Roger Cohen’s Racist Opposition to the Palestinian Right of Return

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen this week made an openly racist argument against the Palestinian right of return, declaring his opposition to this goal of the…

North America

A Global House Of Cards

A Global House Of Cards

Washington’s ability to rig markets has allowed it to keep its economic house of cards standing.…

South America

In Brazil, the World Cup Will Decide the Country’s Next President

In Brazil, the World Cup Will Decide the Country’s Next President

Dilma Rousseff's re-election bid depends on pushing for a smarter approach in curbing violence and should find inspiration in Panama’s success story.…

Europe

The Brussels Embargo on Russia Will Hurt Europe More

Sanctions are all the rage nowadays in Europe’s Russia policy. Wrecked by the economic crisis, Europe’s priorities have been to implement low-budget solutions to counter Moscow’s threats.…

Asia

States and Security Perceptions: Keeping Azerbaijan at Bay

States and Security Perceptions: Keeping Azerbaijan at Bay

Even dictators tend to put certain vital interests on top of all else – primarily their survival in power.…

Africa

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

Namibia’s Presidential Election: A Chance to Open the Gate in Southern Africa

As the southern African region continues to face economic challenges, leaders must seek out international partnerships to build up capital to develop.…

Middle East

Mossad Targets Nuclear Engineers in Damascus: Report

Mossad has assassinated a team of five nuclear weapons specialists in Damascus, the leader of whom was Iranian, according a Naame Shaam report.…

Oceania

Film Review: John Pilger’s ‘Utopia’

Film Review: John Pilger’s ‘Utopia’

Utopia creates a picture of struggle and survival against the oppressive nature of a racist society. …