Demonizing and Dehumanizing Iran

by Shireen Hunter Commenting on the devastating and widespread floods that have engulfed 26 of Iran’s 31 provinces, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo essentially blamed this huge natural disaster on the Iranian government’s mismanagement. He has a valid point. By… Continue Reading  

Bernies of the World Unite?

by John Feffer Right-wing populists are all the rage these days. Donald Trump and his spleen control the White House, while his counterparts have taken over in Italy, Hungary, Poland, Colombia, India, and elsewhere. Steve Bannon, Trump’s former Svengali, hopes… Continue Reading  

Obama’s Last Presidential Trip to Europe

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?

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

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