The overall picture of Britain’s so-called special relationship with the US since the D-Day landings 75 years ago is not one of mutual respect and cooperation between equals, but rather one of dominance.
In today’s Spain, there is a palpable sense of balance that opens the immediate moment to hopeful possibilities. While there, Larry Beck learned a lot about America.
The latest gambit in trying to maneuver the Palestinians into a corner is a conference in the Bahraini capital Manama set for end of June.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to the former US ambassador to Mozambique and Peru, Dennis Jett.
It seems Minsk is becoming a fixture on the international sporting calendar despite the widely condemned human rights situation in Belarus.
Judging by the success of populist parties around the world, their demagoguery works. In thinking about the rise of populism against centrist politics today, it is interesting to remind ourselves that similar divisions occurred in Ancient Greek philosophy. Aristotle, who lived in the 3rd century BC, and his mentors Socrates and Plato were questioning the concept of existence in different aspects on the base of logic. On the other hand, sophists would praise the relativity of knowledge, putting man’s perceptions at the center.
Vladimir Putin’s divide-and-conquer strategy has attracted a dyspeptic band of right-wing populists, euroskeptics and neo-Nazis, who will likely capture a large share in the European Parliament elections this week.
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries didn’t just serve to rotate the elite from the conventional parties. Voters went to the polls and elected outsiders who promised to transform their political systems. That demonstrates that the system, that democracy itself, is not rigged in favor of the “deep state” or the Bilderberg global elite — or the plain vanilla leaders of the center left and center right.
While the United States was motivated to pull out of the agreement because of Russia’s noncompliance, it should also be noted that the INF Treaty had significant flaws.
Even though most Americans might find it hard to believe, the US was not the first country to have an election meddled with by an intrusive foreign power.