The UK’s Brexit Hangover

The UK’s Brexit Hangover

Many “no” voters are experiencing buyer’s remorse, but this could be the wake up call the leadership in Brussels needs to make the EU a more responsive institution.

Mohammed Ali and US gun violence

The death of Muhammad Ali brought forth the usual media avalanche of tributes, most of which concentrated on his sporting record. Ali however was much more than that, as the following extracts from the tribute in the journal Foreign Policy In Focus by Phyllis Bennis show. Ms Bennis is director of the New Internationalism Project at […]

Why ISIS Must Love Trump

Why ISIS Must Love Trump

While Muslims prayed for Orlando, the GOP nominee urged his followers to reach for their guns.

How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?

How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?

It’s tempting to use a harsh epithet like “terrorism” to describe the actions in Orlando, but it may ultimately be counterproductive. “Mass hate crime” may be more accurate.

A Failed State in Latin America?

A Failed State in Latin America?

There’s still hope for the “pink tide” that swept aside Latin America’s right-wing dictators. But in Venezuela, Chavismo is on its last legs.

The Coming Drone Blowback

The Coming Drone Blowback

The U.S. conducts drone strikes worldwide with relative impunity. But when the first strike hits the United States, the real blowback will begin.

North Korea and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

North Korea has had a relatively short and somewhat complicated relationship with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In the period after the Korean War, when North and South Korea were engaged in a bout of diplomatic one-upmanship to see which could gain the most embassies around the world, Pyongyang largely steered clear […]