Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

 Socialism’s Return

 Socialism’s Return

Feb 21, 2017

Republished with permission from The Nation After more than a half-century in the wilderness, the socialist left reemerges in America. By Patrick Iber For the American left, 2016 proved to be a year with a cruel twist ending. In the first few months, a self-
described democratic socialist by the name of Bernie Sanders mounted a surprisingly successful primary...

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

Feb 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Roberto Savio* ROME (IDN) – Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle! Like it or not, for the last two centuries the entire planet has...

Europe’s far-right parties got a boost from Trump, but will they govern?

Europe’s far-right parties got a boost from Trump, but will they govern?

Feb 20, 2017

Richard Maher, European University Institute Since taking office, US President Donald Trump has provoked, exasperated, and unsettled world leaders from Mexico to Australia and the European Union headquarters in Brussels. But there is one constituency that continues to enthusiastically support the president: Europe’s far right, who believe they have found common...

Here’s How the 2018 Midterm Elections Could Be Fatally Undermined

Here’s How the 2018 Midterm Elections Could Be Fatally Undermined

Feb 6, 2017

Republished with permission from The Nation By doubling down on their voter-suppression tactics, Trump and Co. could put the House of Representatives beyond the reach of even an overwhelming Democratic majority. By Natalie Reed f you’ll permit an understatement, these have been frightening and uncertain times. Every day, it seems, we wake up to find a new...

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption

Harnessing the Politics of Disruption

Jan 31, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Mark Leonard LONDON – The United Kingdom’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as US president exposed a deep generational divide. Cosmopolitan millennials and nationalist pensioners – what Thomas Friedman calls “Web People” and “Wall People” – seem to have nothing in common. But both point to the...

Please, Do Not Get Offended, But:

Please, Do Not Get Offended, But:

Jan 23, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By By Roberto Savio ROME, Jan 22 2017 (IPS) – With the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20, the new leadership of the most powerful nation has signaled it is breaking away from the rest of the world. Here, a few thoughts… a) Those who voted Trump are generally totally unaware of what happens...

Poland’s Morbid Politics

Poland’s Morbid Politics

Dec 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Claudia Ciobanu WARSAW, Dec 23 2016 (IPS) – Despite the pain to victims’ families, critics say the Polish government is turning the Smolensk plane crash into a macabre reality show for political gain. The remains of former president Lech Kaczyński and his wife Maria were exhumed Nov. 14 from...

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

Dec 21, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Global Information Network NEW YORK | KINSHASA (IDN) – Considering that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world’s largest producer of cobalt ore, and a major producer of copper and diamonds, has never had a peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960,...

Should Paraguay allow its presidents to be reelected?

Should Paraguay allow its presidents to be reelected?

Dec 19, 2016

Fernando Martinez Escobar, University of Buenos Aires Like the United States and Europe, most Latin American countries permit their presidents or prime ministers to be reelected, either consecutively (as in Brazil and Argentina) or after alternating out of office (as in Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay, among others). Presidents can serve indefinitely in...

Anti-Trump members of the Electoral College are still working to defeat him

Anti-Trump members of the Electoral College are still working to defeat him

Dec 19, 2016

Originally published on ThinkProgress It’s not over til it’s over. By Jack Jenkins A Republican member of the Electoral College who opposes Donald Trump says he and others are still planning on voting against the GOP nominee on Monday, but wouldn’t specify how many electors he thinks will flip. Republican Elector Chris Suprun, a paramedic from Dallas, told...

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