US: Don’t Abandon Africa’s Fragile Democracies

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by Larry Garber Sierra Leone is probably what Donald Trump has in mind when he characterizes Africa as a continent of “shithole” countries. The country is poor, with a per capita income of $1,497 and 60 percent of the population… Continue Reading  

Think Trump’s Policies On Israel-Palestine Have Nothing To Do With You? Think Again

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by Lara Friedman Back in 2012, I warned a friend who was working on international trade issues: pay attention to what’s happening with the Palestinians at the UN, because it could cause problems for the U.S. on a wide range… Continue Reading  

International News Made Comeback on the Networks in 2014

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by Jim Lobe The Tyndall Report has just put out a summary of network news coverage for 2014. Next week it promises more detailed data and analysis, which I will use to update this post, time permitting. The summary shows a… Continue Reading  

Right-Wing, Media Hype Fans the Flames of Ebola Hysteria

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by Jim Lobe Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing media and some neoconservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the United States, most of the public remain… Continue Reading  

When Military Power is Not Enough

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by Robert E. Hunter At West Point last May, President Obama said that “Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.” He continued “…US military action cannot be the only—or even primary—component of… Continue Reading