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  • Mag 15 2018

    Emmanuel Macron, Iran Nuclear Deal and the Limits of Diplomacy

    Emmanuel Macron has failed to change Donald Trump’s mind on the question of the Iran nuclear deal. The purpose of French President Emmanuel Macron’s first state visit to the US last month was explicit: salvaging the Iran nuclear deal and convincing President Donald Trump not to reimpose sanctions. On January 12, the Trump administration extended sanction relief f...

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  • Mag 15 2018

    China Is Rising… and Everyone Should Take Note

    China is a force to be reckoned with. Not only should the US take notice, but the rest of the developed world should do too. A recent issue of Foreign Affairs, “Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World,” questions the extent to which the United States under President Donald Trump has abandoned its de facto post-World War II leadership of the liberal internationa...

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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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  • Apr 27 2018

    Initial Coin Offerings: Can Regulators Curb the Risks?

    With huge sums being raised by ICOs and the danger of scams proliferating, regulators are seeking ways to create the right framework for supervision. For tech startups hungry for capital, an initial coin offering (ICO) seems to offer a dream: It lets them raise millions of dollars online with just an idea for a product or service to be delivered in the future. For investors, the allure is the a...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Italy from an international point of view

    Italy’s economy has been underperforming due to a wide array of structural problems within the system. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and its nominal GDP represents the 12th largest in the world. However, Italy’s economy is smaller than it was in 2008 and is still grappling with many shortcomings that drag down its capability. Regardless what coalition or p...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Africa Opens Up Borders to Free Trade

    The creation of a continental free trade area across the African continent poses unique conflict of interest challenges for the signatories. In March, African leaders descended upon Kigali, Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills’ capital, to ink an agreement that is meant to smoothen the rough terrain of intra-African trade. Nearly 50 years after independence movements swept across Africa,...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Trump’s Trade War Is About Trump, Not China

    ose China tariffs aren’t surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump’s recklessness and reviving his political fortunes. By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the un...

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Virtual Exchange Brings Students and Refugees Closer

Can a virtual exchange program bridge the gap developing between the two sides of the Mediterranean? Since 1987, when the Erasmus project started, 9 million people have taken part in it, according...

Brexit: The Countdown Has Begun

The window to agree on an exit deal between Britain and the EU is closing. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, but because of the necessary ratification procedu...

Uniting Germany’s Radical Right

hile protests against Islam, migration and asylum seekers serve as a common denominator, there is little coherence in formulating a right-wing “alternative for Germany.” The recent righ...