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The Deep Roots of Europe’s Migrant Crisis

August 17, 2017

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- by Andrew Spannaus – European nations have been thrown into a political crisis by the hundreds of thousands of migrants coming north from the Middle East and Africa. The number has grown in recent years, due to a mix of wars and poverty, resulting in a visible increase of the influx of foreigners across […]

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What Trump can learn from Obama

August 10, 2017

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- by Andrew Spannaus – Congress vs. the President; What Trump can learn from Obama President Donald Trump was backed into a corner in late July, forced to sign a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia, despite opposing it on substance and form. Trump issued a signing statement, claiming that the new law impinges on […]

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Civiltà Cattolica takes aim at Trump and Bannon

July 22, 2017

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Antonio Spadaro and Marcelo Figueroa have written a joint article in Civiltà Cattolica, a magazine published by the Jesuits in Rome of which Spadaro is the editor, considered to be close to the Pope’s thinking at this time. The article heavily criticizes evangelical fundamentalism and Catholic integralism, taking aim specifically at Donald Trump and his […]

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From Hunter to Hunted: Trump’s Russiagate Communication Challenge

July 17, 2017

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The 2016 U.S. presidential elections were upended by Donald Trump’s ability to communicate directly with a large swath of the population that doesn’t feel represented by the political institutions and the mainstream media. While highly-respected newspapers and television stations slammed Trump for his bombastic rhetoric and lack of political knowledge and experience, a revolt grew […]

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U.S.-Russian Cooperation in Syria

July 7, 2017

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In the days leading up to the meeting between Trump and Putin in Hamburg, the outline of the U.S. proposal to increase cooperation with Russia in Syria became known. Secretary of State Tillerson, who was present at today’s meeting along with Foreign Minister Lavrov, has drawn up a plan to coordinate military action between the […]

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The AIIB gets an AAA

June 30, 2017

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On June 29, Moody’s assigned an AAA rating to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The decision was accompanied by a comment that defines the AIIB as a solid institution from the standpoint of governance and also other factors, such as liquidity. The Bank, based on Beijing and conceived by China to facilitate infrastructure development […]

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Europe Discovers a Volatile Populism

June 16, 2017

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European politicians are finding it tricky to “play the populist card,” as U.K. Prime Minister May discovered when her Conservative Party stumbled over its support for more austerity, writes Andrew Spannaus. Read the article on Consortiumnews.com

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From Outsider to President: 100 Days of Donald Trump

June 13, 2017

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One year ago Donald Trump was a populist candidate railing against the system, promising to break the grip of the globalist élites on U.S. politics. Beneath the surface of his crude and provocative rhetoric, was a call for profound changes in two major areas: economics, seeking a return to the promotion of industrial production, and […]

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Uncertainty between Nato and Russia

June 5, 2017

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Two weeks after the recent Nato summit the question of the direction of the Alliance in the future remains open: will Nato take on new priorities, or continue to be concentrated on tensions with Russia? U.S. President Donald Trump has called for a change, to focus attention first of all on terrorism, and also issues […]

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Senators Seek to Replace Authorization for War on Terror

June 2, 2017

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U.S. Senators Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) have introduced a bill to authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The new AUMF (Authorization for the Use of Military Force) would replace the authorizations currently used to justify military action in the context of the War […]

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