How Trump’s Iran Move Plays Into China’s Hands

The U.S. abandoning the Iran nuclear deal is the height of folly. It aligns Iran with China, and away from Europe.

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Why Asia is the Champion of Globalization

Can the EU replace the United States, as China starts dominating the globe?

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Political Questions All Americans Should Ask

To get real, Americans must urgently rethink many modern mythologies they hold dear.

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Macron: Now What?

There is a massive opening for France and Macron in Europe which no French president since Mitterrand 25 years ago has been able to seize.

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Your 12 Point Guide to the German Elections

Here’s what you need to know about Germany’s September 24 elections.

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We Need Peace Rooms, Not War Rooms

A proposal for the pro-social use of big data intelligence

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Spain’s Catalan Independence Intermezzo

As much as quite a few Catalans may want independence from Spain, it is practically impossible. But more regional autonomy is certainly possible.

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Toward Kurdish Independence?

The Kurds’ quest for self-rule is potentially explosive. It puts them in the crosshairs of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Russia and the United States.

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Germany’s SPD: To Serve or Not to Serve under Merkel?

The election and subsequent choice of coalition matter. But the differences between the various options are modest rather than stark.

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The US Wine Generation

Behind the emergence of the world’s largest national wine consumer.

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