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  • Mag 15 2018

    Will the CIA Nominee Stand Up Against Torture?

    Gina Haspel has done nothing to demonstrate her independence and moral fiber, but only a professional capability and a willingness to obey orders. Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, compromised her integrity in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9 with her fumbled answers concerning torture. Despite persistent quest...

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  • Mar 24 2018

    The Daily Dictionary: “Culture,” Cambridge Analytica and Steve Bannon

    The culture of politics has nothing to do with the politics of culture. In The Observer’s earthquake scoop concerning the scandalous activities of Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie mentions Steve Bannon’s belief “in the whole Andrew Breitbart doctrine that politics is downstream from culture, so to change politics you need to change culture.”...

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  • Feb 28 2018

    The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Gates Foundation and “Equity”

    The Gates have pulled off a kind of optical illusion by using equity to advance social equity (fairness) in a way that is, by their own admission, not “fair.” Bill and Melinda Gates have either discovered or simply admitted that they have an unfair advantage over ordinary people (i.e. non-billionaires). A reader might even get the impression that they are at the point of b...

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  • Feb 28 2018

    Why Remittances from the Middle East Matter to India

    With remittances from the Middle East in decline, India may face problems in the domestic labor market. India remains the world’s leading recipient of international personal remittances, claiming 10.9% of global inflows, followed by China (10.6%) and Philippines (5.4%), according to latest data released by World Bank for 2016. Total remittance inflow to India was $62 billion in...

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  • Feb 08 2018

    The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Donald Trump and “Respect”

    US President Donald Trump has sent a letter of “respect” to African nations following his alleged “shithole countries” comment. After famously referring to African countries along with Haiti as “shithole countries,” Donald Trump insisted on setting the record straight in a letter addressed to the 55 members of the African Union about his true sentiments. We t...

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  • Feb 02 2018

    Post Brexit, Indian Subcontinent’s New Role in the Commonwealth

    With Brexit on the horizon, Britain’s relationship with the Commonwealth takes on renewed importance. Ahead of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), scheduled to take place in London in April, old debates have come alive over the relevance and importance of the Commonwealth of Nations and its involvement in world affairs. As alternative to the European Union post Brexit, the U...

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  • Dic 18 2017

    Putin's National Idea

    Is building a national ideology a viable solution for Putin to consolidate power? Today, it is widely acknowledged in Russian society that a unifying national idea is virtually non-existent. Even two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia continues to be characterized as "post-communist," a term that connotes an absence of content rather than a presence thereof. This v...

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Lethal Aid and the Syrian Chessboard

Distributing lethal aid to Syrian rebels will escalate the international proxy war. Following a string of high-profile victories by Syrian government forces, the Obama administration announced that...

Climate Change: Are We there Yet?

Is the current heat wave caused by climate change? In early 2017, Fair Observer published my article just ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing the possible cour...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Be “Available” and Get Rich

This is how to make yourself available and rich in our culture. Yahoo News asked best-selling author Jen Sincero why so many people aren’t rich. Her answer tells us a lot about US culture today....