The G20 from Hell

A future history of the G20 in Hamburg might start with a question posed by President Donald Trump – actually his speechwriter – a few days earlier in Warsaw: “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive." What initially amounted to a juvenile/reductionist clash of civilizations tirade written by Stephen Miller – the …

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‘Not in my name’ Citizens in Mumbai and various cities in India protested early July against mob lynching in the name of the cow. Amit Dave/Reuters

Is Lynching the New Normal in India?

Outraged by the rising number of targeted lynchings against Muslims in India, thousands of people took to the streets in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and other major cities India for spontaneous demonstrations under the banner “Not in My Name” on June 28. Protesters decried the government’s inability to protect citizens against harassment and random …

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The Protocols of Zion: Introduction and Synopsis

"There remains a small space to cross before all states of Europe will be locked in the coils of the symbolic snake, by which we symbolize our people, as in a powerful vice."  Many people think "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is anti-Semitic "hate literature" and a fraud. Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn …

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Water Cannon & Burned Out Cars: Violent Riots Continue in Hamburg After G20 Summit

Violent confrontations between police and protesters continued in Hamburg in the early hours of Sunday morning, even after all of the G20 leaders had left. Police said they had to deploy water cannon against demonstrators who were burning vehicles. The violent riot took place in the Schanzenviertel area of the center of Hamburg, police said …

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Victory in Mosul: Last Districts of the City Liberated from ISIS

In the greatest defeat so far inflicted on ISIS the Iraqi army confirms the complete end of ISIS resistance in Mosul. The Iraqi army has won the battle of Mosul.  Though ISIS has resisted with fierce determination, and has held the Iraqi army off for 9 months, the last buildings in Mosul’s Old City still …

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Russia and China: Challenging a Divided West

On July 4, 2017, Xi Jinping was welcomed to Moscow by Putin. Their twenty-first official meeting was useful for coordinating their next moves concerning the international issues on the agenda ahead of the G20 meeting. More than twenty agreements have been signed between Russia and China, amounting to almost twelve billion dollars worth of investment. Such figures …

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Risk of Unleashing ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump boasted that he would “bomb the hell out of ISIS,” but he also suggested a reversal of the “regime change” strategies of his recent predecessors. So, some peace voters thought Trump might actually be preferable to Hillary Clinton, who often came across as the more hawkish candidate. However, in …

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The Mouse That Roared: How Saudi Arabia Underestimated Qatar

There is a certain irony to the crisis that ails the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), now that Qatar has been labelled a pariah by Saudi Arabia. Terror aside, this stand-off has potential to reshape the region into a completely new geopolitical entity. How fast yesterday’s allies become today’s enemies, and those we long held as …

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Feminism is Leaving a Wake of Unhappy, Unmarried, and Childless Women in its Path

Feminists claim to promote the advancement of women and gender equality, largely via the promotion of so-called sexual liberation, but their movement is leaving a wake of unhappy, unmarried, and childless women in its path, a real problem feminists seemingly refuse to entirely address. According to a recent study from Yale University researchers, liberated, college educated women …

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