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Global Trends

(To be published in Arabic for Arabi21)

Every presidential election year, an organization called the National Intelligence Council publishes a report called “Global Trends” which outlines what the world may look like in the next 20 years.  719 more words


Campaign promises and proclamations I hope President Hillary Clinton will fulfill

I know, it’s probably premature to talk about what President (Hillary) Clinton could or should do. Poll aggregates currently estimate about an 88% chance of her winning the election, but you don’t need to be a political scientist to know that that’s far from guaranteed. 1,309 more words

Science Policy

Testimony in the US: The Status of Papua, Indonesia


Joe Yun (Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs)

Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment… 1,407 more words

West Papua

شيطنة تركيا                                         Demonizing Turkey

الوضع الاجتماعي والسياسي الداخلي في أي بلد دائمًا ما يكون معقدًا، وبالنسبة لأجنبي يعيش في هذا البلد فبصفة عامة لن يكون قدارًا إلا على الفهم السطحي فقط، حتى لو غمس نفسه في المجتمع، فمع قدر كبير من الدراسة، قد يكون قادرًا على تحقيق قاعدة جيدة من المعرفة، ولكن، بطبيعة الحال، لن يكون قادرًا هكذا ببساطة على فهم الأمور كما يفهمها شعب هذا البلد. 

US Foreign Policy

Having a meltdown!

I’m sitting in Cairo in the midst of a meltdown. Yes! It’s damn hot and humid, but the bigger issue seems to be the political meltdown at home in the USA, across the Mediterranean in Turkey and Greece, and on the other side of the planet in Venezuela. 571 more words


Paris: Maryam Rajavi Criticizes U.S. Policy Toward Iran At Free Iran Event

Over 100,000 Iranian opposition supporters rallied in France on Saturday, July 9th, for an annual grand gathering demanding regime change in Iran and encouraging the West to adopt a more firm policy line vis-à-vis Iran considering its flagrant human rights violations, lethal meddling in Syria, Iraq and beyond. 569 more words

Human Rights

Superdelegates = entitlement politics

Stop the printing press!

I’m working on a deadline, trying not to let myself be distracted by Facebook.  Thirty years ago, the distractions were young children running around in the house, or the radio blaring, or the damn telephone (not cellphone). 858 more words