Other News – Voices Against the Tide

The Migrant Crisis, Through the Eyes of Human Traffickers

Emiliano Monge’s novel Among the Lost leads a reader through the hellish migrant trail from the perspective of its most amoral agents.Sometimes a national conversation, no matter its constant news coverage, remains—at least for those not directly affected—in the realm of abstraction. But then, after a phot... (continua)

The Future of NATO

Washington ceremony marks 70th anniversary of NATO on April 3, 2019.The seventieth anniversary of the Washington Treaty, the founding document of NATO, represents more than just a historical moment for commemorating NATO’s past, but also an opportunity to address the challenges facing NATO today, and to di... (continua)

Letting the Cat out: Jieng Dinka Attempt to Impose Hegemony and Domination in South Sudan!

It isn’t possible that people who’ve been struggling together against a common enemy for nearly six decades could turn in the end against themselves as if nothing strategic bounded them together. Many people in the civilized world find it difficult to comprehend South Sudanese leaders’ attitude towards their co... (continua)

Greek election: Mitsotakis and the return of a Greek dynasty

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who has won the general election in Greece, has politics running through his veins.His father Konstantinos Mitsotakis was prime minister in the early 1990s and his sister, Dora Bakoyannis, was mayor of Athens when the city hosted the Olympics in 2004, before becoming Greek foreign mini... (continua)

Samarkand, on the Silk Road

The former Soviet republic returns to its origins at the hand of China. In Uzbekistan, in the heart of central Asia, is the mythical Samarkand, whose name is associated with a beautiful love story and is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. From Alexander the Great to Josef StalinThe origi... (continua)

From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark.But the statistics are daunting. The recent European elections gave members of the Socia... (continua)

amal Khashoggi Was My Fiancé. His Killers Are Roaming Free.

In May, I was invited to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend some hearings at Congress. I had imagined the city in the words of my fiancé, Jamal Khashoggi. My visit left me with the troubling feeling that his memory was fading in the city he evoked so lovingly. When I met Jamal in Istanbul, he... (continua)

The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee. But before listing the main causes and conseque... (continua)

Secret Brazil Archive

How and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio MoroAnálisis Part 1A massive archive of previously undisclosed materials reveals systematic wrongdoing among powerful officials — and the public has a right to know. The Interce... (continua)

World Economic Leaders Warn of Fallout From Trade War Between U.S. and China

FUKUOKA, Japan — Global finance leaders meeting in Japan this weekend said they were increasingly worried that the trade dispute between the United States and China, which shows no signs of abating, could propel the world economy into a crisis.The sense of gloom at the gathering of the Group of 20 major economi... (continua)

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