Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Morocco: Addressing Shantytowns in an Emerging Democracy

Morocco: Addressing Shantytowns in an Emerging Democracy

Jul 24, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoint by Wajiha Ibrahim* BOSTON (IDN) – What peaked in 2011 as a series of political protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa is today an opportunity to celebrate and evaluate how various regimes mould their path towards democracy. A noteworthy component of these transitions...

Why Trump’s in More Trouble than Nixon, Reagan and Clinton During Their Scandal Years

Why Trump’s in More Trouble than Nixon, Reagan and Clinton During Their Scandal Years

Jul 24, 2017

by Donne Levy Donne Levy is a retired college instructor in U.S. Asian History, and Western Civilization. This is the first presidential scandal involving a foreign government interfering with our election process and possible collusion by the man who won the election. Since George Washington Americans have taken pride in electing honest presidents. Whether the...

China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

China demands India pulls back troops in border dispute

Jul 24, 2017

China has demanded that India pull back its troops from a contested region high in the Himalayas, warning New Delhi not “to push your luck” amid a festering border dispute. According to Indian officials, about 300 soldiers from either side face each other about 150 metres apart on the Doklam plateau, an area also claimed by…...

Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan

Taliban Captures 2 Districts in Central Afghanistan

Jul 24, 2017

Heavy fighting is raging in central Afghanistan where officials say the Islamist Taliban has captured two key district headquarters and is assaulting government outposts in nearby areas. Insurgents stormed Taywara district in Ghor province early Sunday, after seizing control of the border district of Kohistan in the adjoining northern province of Faryab,...

In Announcing ‘Better Deal’ Platform, Dems Admit Status Quo Not Working

In Announcing ‘Better Deal’ Platform, Dems Admit Status Quo Not Working

Jul 24, 2017

Originally published on Common Dreams.  “Americans believe they’re getting a raw deal from both the economic and political systems in our country. And they are right.” by Jake Johnson With a live-streamed presentation and a slate of new messaging on Monday, Democratic leaders attempted to articulate for the first time since their party’s...

Why Obamacare Survived

Why Obamacare Survived

Jul 24, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Jeffrey Frankel, CAMBRIDGE – Since the United States’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) – or “Obamacare” – was enacted in 2010, Republicans have been promising to “repeal and replace” it. When the 2016 presidential and congressional elections delivered all three branches of the US government to the party, the time to fulfill that...

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Jul 23, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Siddharth Chatterjee Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 2017 (IPS) – The Horn of Africa is often synonymous with extreme poverty, conflict, demographic pressure, environmental stress, and under-investment in basic social services such...

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will ‘increase resistance’

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will ‘increase resistance’

Jul 22, 2017

The new measures of control implemented by Israeli forces in Jerusalem’s Old City after a deadly gun battle will only lead to more attacks and an escalation in violence, analysts say. The installation of metal detectors and turnstiles at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the site of the attack, has enraged Palestinians, who believe the…...

Sean Spicer out as White House press secretary

Sean Spicer out as White House press secretary

Jul 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned, it was announced Friday. The decision came after President Donald Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as communications director. In a Twitter statement, Spicer said he would leave the White House in August. For months, Spicer’s daily news briefings were must-see...

The Communications Novice at the Heart of Spicer’s Exit

The Communications Novice at the Heart of Spicer’s Exit

Jul 21, 2017

Anthony Scaramucci finds himself at the center of the latest storm in President Donald Trump’s White House after Sean Spicer resigned from his position as press secretary Friday. According to The New York Times, Spicer quit after telling Trump that he strongly disagreed with the appointment of Scaramucci as the new communications director. It was first…...

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