What Is Driving the Protests in Latin America?

The first thing to bear in mind when looking at the recent violent demonstrations that have…

Is The Economist’s Influence Waning?

In an important article published by The New Yorker on one of the most confusing labels…

When Trump Calls World Leaders

The Washington Nationals won the World Series, suggesting that anything is possible. More importantly, the Nationals’ unlikely…

Turkey’s Plan in Syria: Squash Dreams of Kurdish Autonomy

As the Arab Spring morphed into a bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, there was…

Elizabeth Warren’s Grudging Acceptance of Billionaires

Although direct rivals for the Democratic presidential primaries, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have been working…

Examining Trump World’s Fantastic Claims About Ukraine

In fantasy sports, participants draft their own dream teams out of the rosters of existing players.…

Has MBS Emerged Intact After His Crimes?

It was first reported and initially denied by Saudi authorities. Then it was acknowledged as a…

Chile Protests and the Rise of Political Risk in Latin America

Just as it seemed that the leftist “pink tide” had finally receded across Latin America, a…

Germany, 30 Years After Reunification

Thirty years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, and with it the…

US Media Look to Billionaires for Moral Wisdom

The media in the US are giving major coverage this week to the random political thoughts…

Forget Fake News — Now We Have “Maybe News”

In a hallucinating development concerning what increasingly appears to be the unsinkable imaginary drama of overwhelming…

Emmanuel Macron Promotes “le Startupisme”

Bloomberg offers its readers a look at a typically French phenomenon: a government’s economic cheerleading around…

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

In a remarkable confluence of events, the right-wing national leaders of the United States, the United…

Protests Continue Across Bolivia After Evo Morales’ Controversial Reelection

Just as right-wing incumbents in Chile, Ecuador and Argentina are experiencing a substantial pushback following the…

Yahoo Finance and the Power of the Status Quo

Yahoo Finance’s senior correspondent, Rick Newman, has a bee in his bonnet. He calls it “transitioning.”…

The World’s Love Affair With Justin Trudeau Is Over

Canada’s 43rd federal election took place on Monday, October, 21, in which the incumbent prime minister,…

Can Iraq’s New Foreign Policy Approach Succeed?

Since October 2018, when the new Iraqi government took office, President Barham Saleh and Prime Minister…

Trump Screenwrites History With Death of IS Chief

US President Donald Trump rose to hyperbolic heights of hyperreal narration last weekend as he described…

Turkey’s Syria Gamble May Be a Losing Game

On October 22, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held…

OK Lebanon, Now What?

Nationwide protests have been taking place in Lebanon since mid-October. I am blessed with knowing some…