Diplomacy

EU President Tusk warns of complete breakdown of the Union after Brexit at summit to mark its 60th anniversary

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that the European Union could break down completely after Brexit, at a summit to mark the organisation’s 60th… HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE Tusk called for leadership to steer Europe out of crisis at the special summit in Rome, which is being held today to mark the anniversary of the bloc’s founding… ‘Prove today that you are the… EU President Tusk… Read More »

The rise(s) and fall(s) of the European Union

Sixty years of highs and, lately, mostly… The world’s most complex democratic experiment took shape 60 years ago this week in the lingering shadow of the world’s greatest, ugliest… RYAN HEATH Politico From those early days of six members through to today’s 28 and soon to be 27 members, it’s been a rollercoaster ride all the… The rise(s) and… Read More »

UN to probe alleged crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

UN mission will investigate allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya in… Al Jazeera The leading United Nations rights body has agreed to send a fact-finding mission to Myanmar to investigate alleged abuses by security forces against Rohingya… Tens of thousands of people have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state since the… UN to probe… Read More »

Faking It: Europe-Turkey Relations

Relations between Europe and Turkey are tense. Michael Rubin AEI In the past weeks, Turkey has called the Netherlands “the capital of fascism” and accused Germany of “fascist actions” reminiscent of the Nazi period, after Germany cancelled political rallies aimed at gathering support for… Faking It: Europe-Turkey… Read More »

Fintan O’Toole: Ireland’s love triangle

When the UK triggers article 50 next week, to start Brexit, Ireland will have to do the thing it hates most: pick a… Fintan O’Toole The Irish Times The map of the world is changing – literally. For 500 years the atlas has represented the globe in two dimensions by using the Mercator… It shows the… Fintan O’Toole: Ireland… Read More »

A dangerous protectionism decision

Economic administrators for G20 countries who gathered in Germany last week have failed to make a significant decision. Cemil Ertem Daily Sabah However, even strategic issues that are not cited in decisive texts in such periods can tell us current trends. Protectionism has become… A dangerous protectionism… Read More »

What does it mean to be a Jerusalemite?

Two contradictory, almost polar opposite events recently transpired in Jerusalem. Akiva Eldar Al Monitor The first was a unanimous ruling March 14 by three Supreme Court justices — Chief Justice Miriam Naor, Menachem Mazuz and Uzi Vogelman — determining that the right to settle in Jerusalem is not reserved only for… What does it… Read More »

A threat to globalism

The G-20 convened its first summit during the global financial crisis in 2008, sending a signal to the world that emerging markets deserved a greater role in global finance and trade. John Defterios Arab News After the Trump administration last weekend shaped a final communique that was against free trade, many are beginning to question the future role of the G-20 and all the institutions born after World War II including the… A threat to… Read More »

The US + Britain trivialize mainland Europe, NATO and the EU

After the insults the German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced in Washington last week, the Anglo-American duo last Tuesday orchestrated new assaults on mainland Europe. Dennis Kefalakos European Sting It’s not only the outrageous option of the no-deal Brexit, which gains momentum in London, possibly being encouraged by Washington. It’s also a… The US + Britain… Read More »

The most dangerous ally

It’s funny to see the efforts of certain figures in Western media to ‘evidently’ portray Turkey as the most dangerous ally in international relations Hakki Ocal Daily Sabah Christopher Dickey, the world news editor of the Daily Beast website, thinks that the U.S. administration should remove the estimated 50-90 thermo-nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base because Turkey has become the most… The most dangerous… Read More »

Solutions for tumultuous times

To tackle global threats such as climate change, conflict and disaster, we must join forces and take collective action. Cihan Sultanoglu Al Jazeera News These are infinitely complex times. From the refugee… Solutions for tumultuous… Read More »

350 Wrongs And One Right

Young progressives have an Israel problem. David Brog The Daily Caller They believe that Israel is occupying the land on which the Palestinians want to build their state, thereby rendering them stateless. And they’re convinced… 350 Wrongs And… Read More »