Istanbul Summit on Syria Was a Success but Caveats Remain
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Istanbul Summit on Syria Was a Success but Caveats Remain

The four-nation Turkey-Russia-Germany-France summit on Syria on October 27 in Istanbul had an impressive outcome. All participants – each with own interests – has some ‘takeaway’ from the summit, which itself is a measure of the success of the event. This is also important because the participants now have a reason to work together. Such…

Nikki Haley Resigns: Her Presidential Hopes Scare the Hell Out of Billions
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Nikki Haley Resigns: Her Presidential Hopes Scare the Hell Out of Billions

News that President Donald Trump’s United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley called it quits is a breath of fresh air for many. The bombastic brunette who shared the jeers heaped on the American president during his address before the U.N. General Assembly recently will remain in her post until the end of the year, unfortunately. But…

These US-China Military Tussles Are How Next World War Begins
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These US-China Military Tussles Are How Next World War Begins

There are increasing signs that escalating tensions in the US-China relationship are spilling over to military-to-military ties. As US-China relations deteriorate rapidly on a number of critical fronts including trade, technology, human rights and geopolitics, a series of events has inflamed military-to-military ties and increased the risk of direct military conflict between the powers. This…

Bolsonaro Is a Pivotal Part of Trump’s Plans to Build “Fortress America”
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Bolsonaro Is a Pivotal Part of Trump’s Plans to Build “Fortress America”

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president is a major step in the direction of Trump’s plans to build a “Fortress America” that he intends will cement the US’ hegemonic influence in the Western Hemisphere by systematically squeezing China out of Latin America. Jair Bolsonaro’s election as Brazil’s next president will go down…

Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis
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Dying of Consumption While Guzzling Snake Oil: a Realist’s Perspective on the Environmental Crisis

Preservation of our environment remains well toward the bottom of our priorities. Personally and collectively, in our daily lives and in the media, we fixate on career, financial accumulation, economic growth, political performance, consumerism, entertainment, social media, and external validation. None of these aspects of our lives mean anything without a livable planet full of…