Is North Korea Going to Withdraw from the Summit? The Answer Is In Beijing

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J udging foreign policy maneuvers is always difficult for an external observer, since diplomacy really takes place behind the scenes. But not all activity is easily hidden – and some public statements do express genuine…

The Real Message of Childish Gambino’s “This is America”

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C hildish Gambino’s “This is America” portrays the situation in the US really well – not only through the video but through the reactions it caused. The obvious reality (of America and of the clip)…

It Wasn’t Assad – It Was Putin

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A nother year, another chemical attack in Syria. The internet is yet again flared up with speculation as to whether Bashar Al-Assad could be so cold-blooded and evil to gas civilians in his own country,…

The Weird Coup – What Really Happened in Turkey?

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A fter a restless night the situation in Turkey appears to be stabilizing, with the government authorities regaining control of the country. But, as it happens, there are still many questions left unanswered. Who exactly did…

Three Reasons Why There Won’t Be A ‘Domino Effect’ After Brexit

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B ritain chose to leave and the EU leaders are now losing sleep over a possible fallout from this decision. Here are a few reasons why the ‘domino effect’ that is now discussed in the…

Who Needs Britain Anyway?

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T hree weeks away from the referendum about UK’s future in the EU the atmosphere is heating up as the latest polls show a slight advantage in favor of Brexit. What keeps surprising me is how…

5 Goals Vladimir Putin Wants to Achieve in Syria

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E xactly two years ago, in September 2013, Vladimir Putin demonstrated his diplomatic prowess by brokering a deal which removed chemical weapons from Syrian regime’s hands – and prevented Western airstrikes from battering Assad’s forces.…

What Will Make The Coming Crisis Much Worse Than the Last One

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M any think that the 2008 crisis, which almost resulted in a meltdown of the US financial system and sent a few European countries to the brink of bankruptcy, is as bad as it gets.…

What an Ambitious Man Seeks in a Woman

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M any discussions about relationships these days inevitably lead to a debate why so many intelligent, successful women stay single. What happened to the men? Where are they? Does female success scare them away? Do…

The Overlooked Impact of the Nuclear Deal with Iran

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T he times of peace are upon us! The world rejoices, Iranians are celebrating in the streets of Tehran, John Kerry and Federica Mogherini hail it as a milestone achievement. But is it really? Before…

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