Many analysts agreed that once the military withdrew support for the flailing regime in Caracas, the fall of Bolivarian socialism would be unavoidable, perhaps a matter of days or weeks.
To make “America first,” the Trump administration has deployed a comprehensive strategy to ensure that its historical allies are all equally last.
With wannabe monarchs like Donald Trump that show far less deference to democracy than the current occupants of Buckingham Palace and Kyoto’s Chrysanthemum Throne, who needs actual kings and queens?
In turning down “the deal of the century” — as they must — the Palestinians will be castigated as ungrateful and shortsighted.
Without the delivery of integration work at the local level, any effort to counter extremism is effectively built on a shaky foundation with too much sand in the mix.
Disregarding the vital role of Iran’s non-Persian minorities can only divide and weaken the opposition, leaving it with insufficient support to challenge or overthrow the current regime.
Once again, the Trump administration tells us the “deal of the century” will be revealed in a month or so, possibly only to be laughed at.
The Green New Deal as proposed makes the right diagnosis, but the wrong prescription for government action on renewable energy.
India needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy. The UN’s 2019 World Happiness Report released in March shows that India is on a declining trend when it comes to happiness. The county ranked 117 in 2015, 118 in 2016, 122 in 2017, 133 in 2018 and is now at 140. This year, the report has focused on “happiness and community,” exploring impact of “good governance, development in technology and social order” on the quality of life. The total number of countries ranked this year is 156, and India’s poor ranking is an indicator of some great systemic injuries, undoubtedly a matter of great concern. The country needs to introspect as to why it has fared so miserably when it comes to being happy.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to John L. Harper, the Kenneth H. Keller professor of American foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University.