Massive reductions in global poverty are happening

Massive reductions in global poverty are happening

By Charles Hughes / FEE he escape from destitution and uncertainty of subsistence farming is one of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. More people live longer, healthier, more peaceful lives today than anytime in the past. Recognizing the enormous, positive effect of this gradual transformation is an important tonic to the narrative of […]

Brexit puts Gibraltar’s British subjects in bind

Brexit puts Gibraltar’s British subjects in bind

GIBRALTAR | Negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union starting this week are likely to prove long and difficult, but perhaps nowhere will they be more disruptive than on this rock outcropping/colony of 32,000 British subjects that juts out of Spain’s southern tip. Brexit is casting uncertainty for communities throughout the United Kingdom and […]

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

Iran may replace Qatar as the main funder of Hamas

From Israpundit … an escalation of violence. Hamas in Gaza is in serious trouble and could be becoming Iran’s next proxy army as a result of a crisis in the relations with the Palestinian Authority and the new isolation of Qatar, which has been Hamas’ main sponsor over the past few years. The crisis in […]

A replacement of population is taking place in Europe

A replacement of population is taking place in Europe

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute First, it was the Hungarian route. Then it was the Balkan route. Now Italy is the epicenter of this demographic earthquake, and it has become Europe’s soft underbelly as hundreds of thousands of migrants arrive. With nearly 10,000 arrivals in one recent three-day period, the number of migrants in 2017 […]

The ethnic instability of Iran

The ethnic instability of Iran

From Israpundit Avoiding all political correctness, there are some ancestral reasons that Iran should have been easy to deal with.  However, the last administration coddled the mullahs in Iran and let opportunity fly away.  It may be too late to do anything about it right now; however, later on, after Iran is in pieces, there […]

Bangladesh: Tipping farther toward fundamentalist Islam?

Bangladesh: Tipping farther toward fundamentalist Islam?

By Ruthie Bloom / Gatestone Institute The arrest on May 26 of 140 secular activists in Bangladesh is the latest in a string of incidents indicating a disturbing shift towards Islamic fundamentalism in the East Asian parliamentary democracy. The activists were rounded up by police during a demonstration against the government’s removal of a statue […]

China rivals U.S. for Latin America business

China rivals U.S. for Latin America business

BUENOS AIRES – Venezuela may be in a meltdown, Brazil consumed by corruption scandals and Argentina fresh out of a recession. But for China, whose investments in Latin America top $100 billion, it’s just business as usual. Largely immune to the region’s volatility thanks to its commercial pragmatism and long-term vision, Beijing is viewed as […]

Are jihadists taking over Europe?

Are jihadists taking over Europe?

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute “Germany is quietly building a European army under its command,” according to some in the media. Apparently German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after her clash with U.S. President Donald Trump, would like to invest, along with France, in a European army. At present, however, there is just one real army […]

Ending NATO, a monstrous institution

Ending NATO, a monstrous institution

By Karel Van Wolferen/ Unz Review Their anxiety about the future of NATO, recently on full display again when the American president was in Europe, could not be bettered as a measure of the incapacity of Europe’s top politicians to guide their continent and represent its populations. Through its provocations of Moscow, NATO systematically helps […]

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