The Psychology of Ideology and Religion

By Robert J. Burrowes* DAYLESFORD, Australia, Jul 2016 (IPS) – Two of the drivers of world affairs that manifest in the daily decisions that affect our lives are ideology and religion.

Putin and Trump’s bad bromance

ALEXEY KOVALEV and ILYA YABLOKOV* 29 July 2016 The recent leak of emails from inside the US Democratic Party have led to allegations that Trump is a Kremlin agent. This is clickbait conspiracy at its best. Put Russia and Vladimir… Continue Reading

Trump And The End Of NATO?

by Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge Submitted by Finian Cunningham via, If Donald Trump is elected US president it will spell the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At least, that’s how a phalanx of US foreign policy… Continue Reading

The Trump-Putin Fallacy

Masha Gessen* In the earlier months of the Donald Trump campaign, many people I knew asked me to comment on the similarities between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Recently I have been asked to comment on direct connections between… Continue Reading

How Did We Arrive at This Chaos?

By Roberto Savio * ROME, Jul 2016 (IPS) – A Chinese curse is “May you live in interesting times”. That meant that too many events would disrupt the essential elements of harmony, on which the Chinese pantheon is based.

The Worship of False Gods

By Praveen Swami – The Indian Express To understand the jihadists of the Islamic State, step back in time to Europe of the medieval period “In the Temple of Solomon and the portico”, wrote the chronicler Raymond d’Aguilers, witnessing the… Continue Reading

Lessons of a Failed Coup

By Zahid Hussain Jul 20 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan) – The spectacle of unarmed civilians blocking army tanks, overpowering soldiers and forcing them to the ground in the streets seemed surreal. It was a rare show of people’s power defeating a… Continue Reading