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Trump and the West: The Alienation Continues. Will His Supporters Ever Care?

Trump and the West: The Alienation Continues. Will His Supporters Ever Care?


This post is written by W.A. Schmidt, an op-ed contributor.

When it comes to the Trump presidency, sympathetic observers outside the United States are preoccupied with the same question that the majority of their American counterparts must be pondering: How much longer will this president inflict damage upon his country, …

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Latest on Venezuela woes

Latest on Venezuela woes

When I last wrote about Venezuela in May, protests raged across the country. They derived from the ruling regime-controlled Supreme Court attempting to wrest power away from the National Assembly, Venezuela’s federal legislature and last vestige of opposition voices in the government. The move was met with harsh criticism ...

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Why is the International Community so Hostile to Kurdish Independence?

Why is the International Community so Hostile to Kurdish Independence?

Iraqi Kurds numbering 5.2 million are voting today in a Kurdish independence referendum. The referendum includes the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) territories and contested provinces of Kirkuk, Shingal, Makhmur, and Khanaqin. The ballot reads: “Do you want the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdistani areas outside the administration of ...

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In the Quest for Successful Refugee Integration, Merkel Must Address Employment Discrimination Against Ethnic Minorities in Germany Head-On

In the Quest for Successful Refugee Integration, Merkel Must Address Employment Discrimination Against Ethnic Minorities in Germany Head-On

On Sunday, Germany elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for the fourth time, matching the postwar record set by the late Helmut Kohl, who was chancellor of West Germany at the time I was born there. Helmut Kohl has cemented his place in German and European history as the unifier of East ...

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Unleashing Nigeria’s Energy Potential?

Unleashing Nigeria’s Energy Potential?

Nigeria, the continent’s most populous country with nearly 200 million citizens, is awash in energy riches with large oil and gas reserves.

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Energy Security Is a Matter of National Security Say Retired Military Leaders

Energy Security Is a Matter of National Security Say Retired Military Leaders

The military faces an array of strategic and tactical concerns that have propelled it to become a leader in energy innovation.

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An Alternative to U.S. Discarding Iran Nuclear Deal

An Alternative to U.S. Discarding Iran Nuclear Deal

If the U.S. were to unilaterally withdraw, the JCPOA would simply become a P4+1 agreement and Iran would still be in a legitimate position.

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The Power of the Franco-American Alliance

The Power of the Franco-American Alliance

This is a critical time for the United States and Europe. On both sides of the Atlantic, societies are revolting against elites.

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In Contrast to the OBOR Fanfare, Japan Quietly Builds Friendships in Vietnam

In Contrast to the OBOR Fanfare, Japan Quietly Builds Friendships in Vietnam

Japan’s reputation for quality infrastructure is well-known in Asia, where Tokyo is hitting back at Beijing’s efforts at economic hegemony.

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Our Respect for Sovereignty is also a Call to Action

Our Respect for Sovereignty is also a Call to Action

President Trump issues his first set of remarks at the United Nations. He highlighted the importance of national sovereignty and collective action.

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Ten Things You Need to Know about Russian Military Exercises

Ten Things You Need to Know about Russian Military Exercises

The biggest Russian-Belarusian military exercise this year, started on September 14, 2017. Yet, this event has been analyzed by security pundits for months.

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An Independent Catalonia May Promote Worldwide Independence Movements

An Independent Catalonia May Promote Worldwide Independence Movements

National governments in federally unified states rarely allow for a national legal process to break up its own federation.

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Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Is the International Community neglecting the Rohingya Hindus?

Rohingya Muslims are not the only victims of the ethnic cleansing presently going on in Myanmar. Hindu homes are reportedly being burned and looted while the international community continues to only focus on the plight of Rohingya Muslims.

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

An overview of what to expect in the coming week. Headlined by Brexit talks, the German election, and Trump's first official conference at the U.N.

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Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

Apologia de Profundis re Trumpus

To those visiting New York City for the first time in awhile, you may be wondering is this America? Yes it is, but we need you to be patient with us.

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Trump Hires Chinese Government Firm for Dubai Golf Club

Trump Hires Chinese Government Firm for Dubai Golf Club

The President's global conflict-of-interest problems just got a little bit bigger following revelations about the Trump International Golf Club Dubai.

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