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Opinion | How to Get Amy Coney Barrett to Say What She Really Thinks

If Democratic senators want to dismantle the false notion that conservative judges don’t allow factors other than “the law” to influence their reading of the Constitution, and in the process learn more about what Barrett actually thinks, they might try pursuing these lines of inquiry: 1. Deference to Congress You testified that both statutes and […]

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Opinion – A New Pact on Migration and Asylum in Europe

The European Commission’s (EC) New Pact on Asylum and Migration has been launched under the fifth priority of the EC’s ‘Promoting our European Way of Life’ programme and is a response to the flaws in the system that have been visible during the so-called “migration crisis”. The increased influx of migrants in 2015 led to […]

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Opinion – Europe is Still Able to Build Tanks

Since the end of the cold war, numerous tank programs have been launched, but by a decreasing number of countries. In short, the market is consolidating, and the big players are increasing their exports. The capacity to conduct tank programs is often used as marker of a military power’s overall capacity. The market shift has […]

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Opinion: In the shadow of a pandemic, Rohingya challenge our ideas about refugees

Three years ago this week, that is exactly what hundreds of thousands of traumatized Rohingya had to do. I remember watching with horror images of Rohingya families fleeing Myanmar, trudging barefoot through rice fields, their lives on their backs, leaving behind their homes, their livelihoods, their dead, the friends and loved ones too old, too […]

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Opinion – Macron’s Pivot Towards Russia

Russia has become an important component of Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy. In his first sorties on the world stage, Macron sought to reconnect with his Russian counterpart at the Château de Versailles in an effort to reset relations. Under François Hollande’s presidency, relations with Moscow were marred by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war […]

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Lack of Human Capital is Holding Back Latin America’s Growth — Global Issues

Opinionwashington Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) – In 1990, Latin America’s average GDP per capita was a little over a quarter of the United States’ income level, while emerging and developing Asian countries’ GDP per capita was only 5 percent. In 2019, Asian countries had grown fourfold, but Latin […]

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Opinion – Europe and China’s Growing Assertiveness

Mounting tensions between the United States and China is increasingly testing Europe’s resilience. Both powers are stepping up pressure on European countries on issues and policies they consider vital to their strategic interests. This is particularly noteworthy regarding the role of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in providing 5G networks to European countries. In July, US […]

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All the COVID safety rules are little more than theater

If you go to a restaurant in Gotham right now, you might be subjected to a temperature check. It’s no big deal, it takes a second — but it’s pointless; plenty of COVID-positive people don’t have a fever. So why do we do it? It’s part of a growing trend of COVID-19 security theater. We […]

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Media refuse to admit the coronavirus doesn’t care about red vs. blue

With coronavirus cases surging in the United States, the media were quick to blame: “Several Republican-led states that moved quickly to reopen this spring at the urging of President Trump have seen new cases explode,” The New York Times reported. Yet hyper-Democratic California is actually seeing the highest number of new cases. Yes, GOP-led Arizona, […]

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Nuclear Testing, Never Again — Global Issues

Credit: United Nations Opinion by Daryl G. Kimball (washington dc) Wednesday, July 01, 2020 Inter Press Service Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA) and publisher of the organization’s monthly journal, Arms Control Today WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) – Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated […]

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