Turkey is giving priority to fighting the Kurds at home and abroad; getting rid of Assad is well down its political agenda Patrick Cockburn Independent
By NORIMITSU ONISHI The New York Times WATERBERG, Namibia — In this faraway corner of southern Africa, scores of German soldiers lie in a military cemetery, their names, dates and details engraved on separate polished tombstones.
The West’s inability to accept Russia on equal terms after 1991 made the emergence of a nationalistic strongman inevitable. Angus Roxburgh The Moscow Times
The Real News Paul Jay says the enablers of Trumpism are the leaders of both major parties and the corporate media Donald Trump is not an aberration. He’s the raw and naked face of an economic system that showers speculators… Continue Reading
In a Democracy Now! special, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with Amy Goodman at the Free Library of Philadelphia in late November in his most extensive broadcast interview since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton just weeks earlier.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2016 (IPS) – The United States has had a longstanding love-hate relationship with the United Nations ever since 1952 when the world body began operations in New York city on an 18-acre piece of… Continue Reading
As publisher of Othernews, I would like to extend, also on behalf of our heroic staff, our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2017 is probably the worst year I will see in my life, since… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2016 (IPS) – As he packs his bags to head home to South Korea, the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sharply critical of the decision-making process in the world body – specifically… Continue Reading
By DAVID PAUL KUHN The New York Times Donald J. Trump won the white working-class vote over Hillary Clinton by a larger margin than any major-party nominee since World War II. Instead of this considerable achievement inspiring introspection, figures from… Continue Reading
BY WILLIAM EASTERLY Foreign Policy Assaults on democracy are working because our current political elites have no idea how to defend it.
The Interpreter By AMANDA TAUB The New York Times WASHINGTON — Yascha Mounk is used to being the most pessimistic person in the room. Mr. Mounk, a lecturer in government at Harvard, has spent the past few years challenging one… Continue Reading
ED JONES opendemocracy.net Britain’s press is controlled by the same networks of people as run everything else. Is it really free? While most of us don’t trust journalists, many of us are still under the illusion that we have a… Continue Reading
By MIKE McINTIRE The New York Times The Patriot News Agency website popped up in July, soon after it became clear that Donald J. Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, bearing a logo of a red, white and blue… Continue Reading
George Washington’s blog Zerohedge Last week, German security officials said that Russia hacked secret German communications and provided them to Wikileaks. But now, German officials say that the communications were likely leaked from an insider within the German parliament, the… Continue Reading
By ANAHAD O’CONNOR The New York Times The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2016 (IPS) – The UN Security Council – which has long struggled to find common ground on Syria – has unanimously approved a resolution allowing the UN to monitor the evacuation of civilians from… Continue Reading
NOBEL LAUREATES M. Adil Khan The Daily Star Dec 2016 – Persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar is continuing with impunity and without a break. Dieng and Yanghee Lee, UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, have confirmed these atrocities… Continue Reading
By Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone After running against Goldman as a candidate, Donald Trump licks the boots of the world’s largest investment bank Back on February 19th, during a primary-season speech in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Donald Trump directed a… Continue Reading
The president-elect’s ability to make changes depends on whether his support rises or falls. George Friedman Geopolitical Futures Donald Trump’s presidency will have geopolitical consequences. Most of the world wants to know what he will do. But that depends on… Continue Reading
Ron Howse International Economic Law and Policy Blog In the latest episode of infliction of suffering on Greece, its Eurozone creditors have halted the recently agreed debt relief plan because the Tsipras government has decided to provide emergency payments to… Continue Reading