Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

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...

Trump Derangement Syndrome hastens the death of good story-telling

Trump Derangement Syndrome hastens the death of good story-telling

Jul 18, 2017

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2017 – Fake news, as currently constituted, centers almost entirely on Russians colluding with associates and family members of a New York real estate magnate for the purpose of denying a corrupt and craven political creature the highest office in the land. One who began her career as a sleazy attorney working for…...

Xi Jinping and China’s Traditionalist Restoration

Xi Jinping and China’s Traditionalist Restoration

Jul 8, 2017

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Zi Yang In 1934, confronted with rising pro-communist sentiments in his country, Chiang Kai-shek, leader of China’s Nationalist Party, launched the neotraditionalist New Life Movement (新生活运动) as part of a comprehensive anti-communist program that sought to use traditional values as a counterweight against...

New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

Jul 8, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jim Lobe WASHINGTON, Jul 7 2017 (IPS) – Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has surfaced so abruptly. Its...

The Real Side of Fake News

The Real Side of Fake News

Jun 20, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Steven Rosenbaum NEW YORK – Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia that the...

Trump has Cards Up his Sleeves to Avoid Impeachment

Trump has Cards Up his Sleeves to Avoid Impeachment

Jun 15, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – “The best lack all conviction”, wrote the Irish poet, William Yeats, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” Is this not true of America today? Some of the “best” are working to bring down President Donald Trump, yet are...

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

‘Fake News’ is not Journalism…

May 1, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Irina Bokova Irina Bokova is Director General of UNESCO. PARIS, May 1 2017 (IPS) – Would you trust your news from any source? How are we able to ensure that ‘fake’(d) news does not overtake the flow of information? Journalism plays a vital role for society, bringing verifiable news and informed...

Tensions in the Balkans should be carefully watched but not exaggerated

Tensions in the Balkans should be carefully watched but not exaggerated

Mar 7, 2017

Loïc Trégourès, Université de Lille 2 – Université de Lille Tensions have been on the rise again between Serbia and Kosovo, prompting European Union High Representative for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini to visit the Western Balkans last week. Her visit was timely: on March 2, a French court postponed the extradition of former prime minister of Kosovo,...

Russian interference could be the greatest threat to European democracy

Russian interference could be the greatest threat to European democracy

Mar 3, 2017

Richard Maher, European University Institute With important national elections scheduled this year in the Netherlands, France and Germany, European officials on edge about possible Russian interference are pursuing various measures to counter it. But with a daily onslaught of fake and misleading news, repeated attempts to hack computer systems of “anti-Moscow”...

How to counter Trump’s efforts to reduce outrage

How to counter Trump’s efforts to reduce outrage

Feb 22, 2017

This article was originally published on Waging Nonviolence.   By Brian Martin The Trump administration’s policies have already triggered public outrage and massive opposition. To understand the techniques that make opposition effective, it is useful to look at regular patterns of injustice and outrage. When powerful groups do things that might trigger...

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