Opinion

Terrorism research must be driven by evidence, not political agendas

Eurek Alert

Despite concerted efforts by many people and institutions, fundamental aspects of terrorism — identifying participants, understanding how they radicalize, and developing effective countermeasures — remain unclear. Carnegie Mellon University Eurek Alert In a new Science Policy Forum article, four experts from different fields propose a strategy for terrorism research. Carnegie Mellon University’s Baruch… Terrorism research must be… Read More »

America would mourn Europe’s breakup

Union - AEI

When Theresa May meets Donald Trump this Friday, one has to hope that she can convince him on one major issue. Desmond Lachman AEI It is not in the United States’ interest to see either the disintegration of the European Union or the unraveling of the euro. President Trump would be doing… America would mourn… Read More »

The Statue Of Liberty Poem Is Now A Weapon In America’s Culture War

Statue - Daily Caller

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Scott Greer The Daily Caller We’re all familiar with those words written by Emma Lazarus over a 100 years ago and emblazoned on the Statue of Liberty. It’s embedded into our culture… The Statue Of Liberty Poem Is… Read More »

Why Islamists are no longer Erdogan’s favorites

TUR - Al Monitor

There is a new theme these days in Turkey’s hard-core pro-Erdogan media: The unreliability of opinion leaders or activists who have led Turkey’s Islamist movement for decades, and who have also been strong supporters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mustafa Akyol Al Monitor Lately, some prominent Islamists have raised criticism about “corruption by power” in the ruling circles. The Islamists also have criticized the… Why Islamists are no… Read More »

Why some Australians want to move their controversial national day

Australia day - CNN

(CNN) – Australia’s national day, held on January 26 every year, isn’t all beer and barbeques. Ben Westcott CNN While many see it as a day to celebrate the Australian lifestyle, for others it’s a painful reminder of death, disease, and cultures now lost forever. Australia Day marks the arrival of Why some Australians want to… Read More »

If It’s Not True, Kind, Or Necessary, Don’t Share It On Facebook

Facebook - The Federalist

I’ve been considering how much time I spend on Facebook, and how often I share posts that point out the weakness, sinfulness, or foolishness of another without even knowing whether it is true. Dana R. Casey The Federalist On my way to work this morning, I listened to “Morning Air,” a show on the Catholic station Relevant Radio. Msgr. Stuart Swetland was talking about… If It’s Not True, Kind, Or… Read More »

Astana: What talks?

Astana - Al Jazeera

With each round of peace talks, it is further clarified that Syrians under siege are not the key factor in negotiations. Malak Chabkoun Al Jazeera News Perhaps one of the biggest examples of the disconnect between Syrians inside Syria and Syrians sitting at the negotiating table in Astana this week is seen in a video produced by Shaam News Network, in which several… Astana: What… Read More »

Appeasing Iran will only give it more room for maneuver

Iran - Asia Times

Donald Trump must adopt a “don’t make the landlord go crazy” approach to the regime. Farhad Rezaei Asia Times And he should be prepared to punish it, writes Farhad Rezaei Ehud Barak, Israel’s Prime… Appeasing Iran will only… Read More »

Depression could increase risk of cancer death, research says

Daily Sabah

People who are frequently depressed or anxious may run a higher risk of dying from certain types of cancer, researchers said on Thursday. French Press Agency npr Medical records of more than 160,000 adults in England and Wales showed that those describing themselves as psychologically distressed were more likely to succumb to cancer, especially of the colon, prostate and pancreas. Leukaemia and cancer of… Depression could increase risk of… Read More »

Martin Schulz, the outsider insider

German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and former European Parliament President Martin Schulz attend a joint press conference at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin on January 24, 2017.
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, told Die Zeit newspaper that he would recommend that former European Parliament president Martin Schulz take his place as SPD party chairman and chancellor candidate, as he made the surprise announcement on January 24, 2017 that he would not run against Chancellor Angela Merkel in a September general election. / AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ        (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The Brussels veteran’s decision to run against Angela Merkel is good news for Germany — and Europe. Timo Lochocki Politico BERLIN — Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to bow out of the race for the chancellorship in favor of Martin Schulz is the perfect antidote to German voters’ frustrations. It will benefit his party… Martin Schulz, the outsider… Read More »

Could an Irish referendum delay or even derail Brexit?

Ireland - The Irish Times

‘Unavoidable’ that talks on article 50 will trigger a referendum here, seminar hears Ruadhán Mac Cormaic The Irish Times Could Irish voters block a future deal to withdraw Britain from the EU by rejecting it in a referendum? With the clock counting down to… Could an Irish referendum delay… Read More »

Victory for democracy in The Gambia

Daily Nation

Celebrations can now begin in The Gambia, with new leader Adama Barrow set to return home on Thursday. Daily Nation President Barrow, who defeated long-serving despot Yahya Jammeh, moves into the presidential palace to complete a transition that would probably never have happened had the regional leaders and the international community… Victory for democracy in… Read More »

What next for the anti-Trump protesters?

Trump - The Conversation

There are two possible outcomes from the huge anti-Trump marches the day after the new president’s inauguration. Clive Hamilton The Conversation Perhaps, having made their protest, the marchers will go home and spend the next four or even eight years stewing and posting angry comments online. Or the protests could morph into… What next for the anti-Trump… Read More »

Blasphemy laws desecrate democratic rights

Opinion

Two religious communities have shown us the cross roads for free speech at which we have arrived. Amanda Stoker On Line Opinion The Grand Mufti of Australia, leader of the Muslim faith in this country, called for section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to be expanded to make it unlawful for a person to (among other things) offend or insult a… Blasphemy laws desecrate… Read More »

Make Jerusalem Safe Again

Israel - The Daily Caller

Relocating the American Embassy to Jerusalem, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, is more than symbolic. Ilana Mercer The Daily Caller It’s what Christians should be praying for if they value celebrating future Easter Holy Weeks, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in Jerusalem’s Old City. With such a forceful gesture… Make Jerusalem Safe… Read More »

How Europe’s elections could be hacked

Elections - CNN

Russian hackers meddled in the U.S. election campaign. Alanna Petroff CNN Now they’re turning their attention to Europe. France, Germany and the… How Europe’s elections… Read More »