world affairs

Colombia

Trump's Policy Toward Latin America Is Worse Than Just A Wall

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ –– For some time now, Latin America has not figured on the U.S. State Department’s agenda. If the continent did appear, it was at the bottom of the government’s list. This ...

France

Macron v. Le Pen, A 200-Year-Old War Over Economic Philosophy

The French election coincides with the bicentennial of British economist David Ricardo's semi...

United States

In "Another" Washington, Folks (Mostly) Sticking With Trump

-Analysis- WASHINGTON (Indiana) — This city of 11,000, nestled among a handful of low hills rising from table-flat Hoosier farm fields, is 680 miles from the other Washington, but the cultural ...

Venezuela

Extra! Venezuelan "Brutal Repression," Growing Isolation

El Nacional — April 27, 2017 CARACAS — The embattled government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has raised the stakes on both the domestic and foreign front. At home, the death ...

France

Dark Times For Press Freedom, It's True

-Analysis- PARIS — Someone, somewhere will probably call this fake news. Reporters Sans Frontières, a Paris-based organization for the protection of journalists and free expression, released ...

Spain

Extra! Remembering Guernica In Basque Newspaper

El Correo, April 26, 2017 The front page speaks for itself. "Guernika," Wednesday's edition of Spain’s El Correo reads, with the Basque spelling of Guernica displayed in bold red letters ...

France

The French Ambition, Inside Macron’s Remarkable Climb To The Top

A mix of arrogance, careful planning and fortuitous circumstances have brought the political outs...

Switzerland

Hitting The Books in Switzerland's "Refugee University"

ZURICH — The determined look of Mambo Mhozuyenikono (not his real name) contrasts with the nonchalance of the other students who wander, trays in hand, around the cafeteria at the University of ...

France

Macron-Le Pen, 13 French Newspapers On Unprecedented Election

PARIS — After France's two main political parties fell short in Sunday's first round voting, next month's second round will feature a showdown of centrist newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-right ...

Palestinian Territory

Lights, Camera, Hamas: Palestinian Militants Shooting Film

In southern Gaza, A “Hamas Hollywood” is starting taking shape, just in time for Rama...

Germany

Why So Many Turks In Germany Back Erdogan's Quest For Power

STUTTGART — Such are the consequences of a long-distance relationship. Two-thirds of Germans of Turkish descent voted in favor of a reform of the Turkish constitution to give more powers to the ...

India

Attacks On Africans Unmask India's Ugly Race Problem

DELHI — A disturbing video has gone viral in India. It shows a mob viciously attacking a Nigerian man at a suburban Delhi mall. The attackers kick, punch and hit him with steel trash cans, chairs, ...

Turkey

Why Half Of Turkey Will Never Accept The Referendum Result

-OpEd- ISTANBUL — The April 16 referendum result that gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers can be summed up in a single sentence: he won on paper but lost the political ...

Taiwan

Is Taiwan's New President Being Too Soft On China?

Tsai Ing-wen made history when she became Taiwan's first female head of state. A year later, ...

United Kingdom

How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

-OpEd- LONDON — Who can blame UK Prime Minister Theresa May for calling an election now, as her own Conservative party mandarins have been urging? Her party enjoys a 21-percentage-point lead in ...

France

Our Identity Is At Stake, The Marine Le Pen Interview

After Trump and Brexit surprise victories with the support of disenchanted voters, the populist r...

Turkey

Turkey Referendum, Erdogan Victory Leaves Questions Open

ISTANBUL — The narrow win of the “yes” camp in Sunday's crucial constitutional amendment to change Turkey to a presidential system is a major victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ...

Russia

Trump And Putin Face Off On Russian Magazine Cover

The New Times The past ten days have taken the U.S.-Russia relationship to a new low, as Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin "collided in Syria," this week's Russian magazine The New ...

Brazil

Brazilian Daily Drops Corruption Bombs On Front Page

Correio Braziliense, April 12, 2017 A Supreme Court judge's bombshell decision has many of the Brazil's top political figures running for cover, the daily Correio Braziliense reports. ...

France

That's A Long Time In Geopolitics

By now, that famous Harold Wilson quip “A week is a long time in politics” can also just as well be applied to geopolitics. Last Monday, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was enjoying the ...

Syria

In Syrian Hospital, No More Antidote For Chemical Victims

Syria Deeply talked Dr. Abdel Hay Tennari, who treated at least 22 critical victims from the Apri...

Argentina

Brexit And The Falklands: Isolated UK Is Opportunity For Argentina

Brexit could isolate Britain in its dispute with Argentina over the Falklands, though leaders in ...