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      Understanding Why Colombians Voted Against Peace
      Oct06

      Understanding Why Colombians Voted Against Peace

      (Photo: AlCortés / Flickr) The Iran deal would have been dead in the water if it required two-thirds or even majority support in the Senate since every Republican — and a couple Democrats —opposed the initiative. It’s hard to know what a referendum would have produced. A majority of Americans wanted the Republican-controlled Congress to...

      Are We Near the End of NATO?
      Sep08

      Are We Near the End of NATO?

      (Photo: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com) If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in fine fettle. At its most recent gathering in July, NATO welcomed its 29th member — Montenegro — which means that the alliance now outnumbers the European Union....

      Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks
      Aug17

      Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

      (Photo: Gage Skidmore | Flickr) Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in November. If the election were held today, according to statistician Nate Silver, Trump...

      Russia Hacks the World
      Jul28

      Russia Hacks the World

      (Image: Donkey Hotey / Flickr Commons) The email trove that WikiLeaks released on the eve of the Democratic National Convention has all the hallmarks of a dirty tricks campaign. The messages reveal, among other things, that the Democratic National Committee tried its best to tilt the electoral playing field in favor of Hillary Clinton. For anyone...

      Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?
      Jun22

      Does the Brexit Vote Mark the End of Internationalism?

      (Photo: Flickr / Photo: portal gda) This week might represent the beginning of the end for international cooperation. All the treaties, alliances, and unions that have incrementally strengthened the ties between nations over the last several centuries have suddenly been revealed as a house of cards, which a wayward puff of air known as Brexit...

      How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?
      Jun15

      How Should We Name the Attack in Orlando?

      (Photo: YouTube) The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the recent tragedy that left 49 dead at a gay bar in Orlando. The shooter, Omar Mateen, declared his allegiance to ISIS in a 911 call he made during the massacre. President Obama and much of the news media have declared the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history an act of...

      “You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”
      May19

      “You Can Dance, But Only If You Join the Revolution”

      (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening. Really, could anyone listen to a symphony of war and peace all the way through? In the first movement — devoted to death and destruction and played presto and fortissimo — the electric guitarists step to the front of the orchestra to strum...

      Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight
      Apr28

      Big Oil Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

      (Photo: Flickr / Yann Caradec) An extreme weather event hits Norway. Finally shocked into doing something radical about climate change, Norwegian citizens propel the Green Party into government, where it declares an immediate suspension of oil and gas production. The new prime minister promises to provide Europe instead with electricity from the...

      The Future of Europe Depends on This Vote in the Netherlands
      Apr07

      The Future of Europe Depends on This Vote in the Netherlands

      (Photo: Flickr / Moyan Brenn) The future of Europe is being decided this week in the Netherlands. Perhaps you thought that the European Union’s fate would be voted up or down in June, when the United Kingdom holds its referendum on continued membership. The “leave now” constituency in the UK currently holds a four-point lead, though much...

      Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich
      Apr05

      Panama Papers Expose the Hidden Wealth of the World’s Super-Rich

      (Image: Wikimedia Commons) The just-released Panama Papers—filled with titillating details involving the shady dealings of world leaders and violent traffickers of drugs and slaves—should give a strong boost to U.S. and global campaigns to crack down on these global secrecy jurisdictions and practices. Starting with an anonymous leak to the...