Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Donald Trump and the New Economic Order

Donald Trump and the New Economic Order

Nov 30, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate Embed from Getty Images DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 8: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an economic policy address detailing his economic plan at the Detroit Economic Club August 8, 2016 in Detroit Michigan. Donald Trump is expected to attend a fundraiser in Canton, OH later today. (Photo by Bill...

On Covering Fidel Castro

On Covering Fidel Castro

Nov 28, 2016

A half-century of writing in The Progressive This article originally appeared on the website of The Progressive magazine www.progressive.org. Used with permission. By Norman Stockwell Although he was ninety years old and had stepped away from all official duties in 2008 due to ill health, the death of Fidel Castro on November 25 came as a surprise to many to...

Russian Ethnic Minorities Repudiate Proposed Law on the Russian Nation

Russian Ethnic Minorities Repudiate Proposed Law on the Russian Nation

Nov 28, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Vadim Shtepa At an October 31 meeting of the Interethnic Relations Council, President Vladimir Putin approved the idea to adopt the “Law on the Russian Nation” (rossiyskaya natsiya), which would legally define the term (Kremlin.ru, October 31). This proposal, and its potential legalistic consequences for the...

Fidel Castro: Cuban conundrum fought for freedom but entrenched state power

Fidel Castro: Cuban conundrum fought for freedom but entrenched state power

Nov 28, 2016

William Rowlandson, University of Kent As a historical figure, Fidel Castro presents some juicy conundrums: justice and injustice, revolution and state power, citizens’ rights and state authority, artistic freedom and restriction, high literacy rates and censorship, communist economics and private enterprise, socialism and tourism. The news of his death at the...

I am like Diyarbakır: grieving, furious, resentful but still I stand

I am like Diyarbakır: grieving, furious, resentful but still I stand

Nov 28, 2016

This article first appeared on openDemocracy While our elected representatives are in jail, we have learned that the government has selected a group of people from influential families to launch a new “peace process”. By Nurcan Baysal Last Friday 370 civil society organizations were closed by the government under the allegation of supporting terrorist groups....

Trump, the Dragon, and the Minotaur

Trump, the Dragon, and the Minotaur

Nov 28, 2016

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Yanis Varoufakis ATHENS – If Donald Trump understands anything, it is the value of bankruptcy and financial recycling. He knows all about success via strategic defaults, followed by massive debt write-offs and the creation of assets from liabilities. But does he grasp the profound difference between a developer’s debt and...

Malaysian Buddhist Monk Empowers Education of Muslim Children

Malaysian Buddhist Monk Empowers Education of Muslim Children

Nov 28, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Kalinga Seneviratne This article is the 121th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate. KUALA LUMPUR (IDN | Lotus News Features) – A grand Chinese temple on the hills of central Kuala Lumpur overlooking...

It’s Not Just About Demonetisation of 500 and 1000 Bank Notes

It’s Not Just About Demonetisation of 500 and 1000 Bank Notes

Nov 28, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Satya Sagar* NEW DELHI (IDN-INPS) – The abrupt demonetisation of 500 and 1000 rupee notes by the Narendra Modi regime is a drastic move that is staggering in its scale, ambition and repercussions. The only other figures in modern history one can think of, devious or stupid enough to...

November 9 2016: the day the 21st century began

November 9 2016: the day the 21st century began

Nov 26, 2016

Embed from Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 10: Dozens of anti-Donald Trump protesters stand along 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower as New Yorkers react for a second night to the election of Trump as president of the United States on November 10, 2016 in New York City. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th president. (Photo by...

Fidel Castro’s legacy: Cuban conversations

Fidel Castro’s legacy: Cuban conversations

Nov 26, 2016

This article first appeared on openDemocracy From the archive: first published in February 2008. “What comes after Fidel” is a well-worn topic of op-eds, but the focus should be on an assessment of the character – a combination of the institutional, political, and personal – of the Cuban revolutionary experience as a whole. By Fred Halliday The...

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