Obama’s Last Presidential Trip to Europe

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by Robert E. Hunter In his last overseas trip as US president, Barack Obama this week travels to Athens and Berlin. Prior to the surprising election of Donald Trump to be his successor, Obama was primed to deal with economic and… Continue Reading  

EU: Can Smaller Be Better?

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by Robert E. Hunter When the British electorate decided to leave the European Union, one of the first questions posed on the continent was “Who’s next?” The fear was of contagion, a piece-by-piece unravelling of the European project: first Schengen… Continue Reading  

Europe: Go Big or Go Home

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by John Feffer Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis. This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars. Although the rough outline has already come under some withering criticism for being incompatible… Continue Reading  

Today’s Syrian Refugees Are Yesterday’s Irish

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by Zaher Sahloul Four months after I arrived to Chicago in 1989, my colleague at the hospital, Dr. Nancy Nora, invited me to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I was homesick in a new country after graduating from medical school in Damascus.… Continue Reading  

The Middle East’s New Nakba

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by John Feffer After midnight on August 15, 1947, India and Pakistan became separate countries. What should have been a joyous occasion — a celebration of independence from three centuries of British colonial rule — quickly turned into one of… Continue Reading