Analysis


Gorbachev Was Promised No NATO Expansion

For decades the pretense has been maintained that there is some doubt as to whether the United States really promised Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that if Germany reunited, then NATO would not expand eastward. The National Security Archive has put such doubts to rest at least until the..

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Linguistic Devolution and Ye Ol’ Resistance Monday, December 18th, 2017

Trump has banned doctors from using seven words: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” Pretty lame words compared with the seven words that George Carlin famously ranted about because they were banned..

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The 18 Strongest Trump Articles of Impeachment Friday, December 15th, 2017

Some say the world will end Some say in Pence. From what I’ve heard out on the stump, I hold with those who favor Trump; For if he’s stopped they both might be. If not, the chance may come too late For Mr. Pence the throne to capture And make our fate His longed-for rapture. Several..

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Milo in Australia: Yiannopoulous, Free Speech and Violence Thursday, December 7th, 2017

To what limit protest? Naturally, this was exactly what colourful agitator and former senior editor for Breitbart News Milo Yiannopolous wanted: outrage, insensible anger, and heady adoration. Without any of these, he would vanish, a figure charged on a narcissism that would otherwise vanquish him...

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Violence Against Women: Why the UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

In his remarks on the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres inadvertantly demonstrated why well-meaning efforts being undertaken globally to reduce violence against women fail to make any progress in addressing this..

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Nepal and the Rohingya Refugees

Images of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing all manner of atrocities in northern Rakhine state in western Myanmar have flooded television screens and newspapers over the last few months. Over 500,000 Rohingya are believed to have fled in order to escape persecution by the Tatmadaw,..

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Decode Trump To Halt His Access To US Nuclear Codes – OpEd Monday, December 4th, 2017

The future of the world and of humanity is at the mercy of a lunatic. His name is Donald Trump, and he alone has access to the U.S. nuclear codes. Before he does something rash and irreversible with those codes, it is imperative to decode Donald, taking the necessary steps to remove this power from..

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Why India and China Are Watching Nepal’s Elections Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

As Nepal draws closer to electing a new parliament, all eyes are on who will form the next government — the left alliance of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and CPN (Maoist Center), or the democratic block led by the centrist Nepali Congress (NC) party. New Delhi..

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Did Tariffs Really Cause The American Civil War? – Analysis Monday, November 27th, 2017

In the first episode of the new season of Historical Controversies, which will focus on the sectional crises that led to the Civil War, I gave a brief explanation of my problem with the “Tariff Thesis” for the cause of southern secession. My arguments on the subject were the primary subject of..

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IS MR. MODI DOING ENOUGH TO CURB CORRUPTION IN INDIA? Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Three years back, when Mr. Modi got the mandate of the people and formed the government, most people expected that he would fulfill his promise to root out corruption in government machinery and public life before long. In the last three years, every measure that Mr. Modi took to ensure..

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Are Tweets Making Everyone Twits? Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Childish oversimplification seems to be spreading throughout public discourse. Maybe it’s the character limits on tweets. Maybe it’s the second limits between commercials. Maybe it’s two-party politics. Maybe it’s an excess of information. Maybe it’s presidential example. Maybe it is, in..

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Feeding Myanmar’s Refugees Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

By Michael Dunford, COX’S BAZAR: The Rohingya refugee camp in the Bangladeshi port city of Cox’s Bazar is a sea of metal roofs as far as the eye can see, shimmering under an unrelenting sun. Mohammed, a 60-year-old resident, greets me outside his new home and thanks me in breathless rasps for..

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India-Pakistan and Nuclear Deterrence equation in Region Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Introduction of Nuclear weapon has transformed the global politics as well as the military power in an expensive way. The primary purpose of acquiring nuclear weapon is to prevent wars among nuclear-capable adversaries through maintaining deterrence stability. The concept which has dominated the..

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