The United States holds the keys to resolve the crisis in Venezuela. America’s inaction in the matter strengthens the Maduro regime, but involvement might prove decisive.
In view of how U.S. policy catalyzed the early versions of terrorism, the Trump administration would do well to learn the lessons of the cold war. Abetting draconian regimes and omitting human rights considerations from foreign policy will generate more extremism than it eliminates.
If we can understand how Argentina, a country born of an international character similar to the U.S., fosters an international-leaning patriotism, maybe we can learn a bit about our own national identity as well and why patriotism doesn’t have to be us against the world.
While leaders have a role in inspiring and guiding politics, the real driving force is a type of healthy populism deeply embedded in the Argentine national identity. Politics — and therefore protest — are part of Argentina as much as the mountains are.
The Syrian war has become synonymous with the vexing, endemic nature of geopolitics in the twenty-first century.Its birth and subsequent deviation from the revolutionary spirit of the Arab Spring is no doubt an unfortunate parody of the West’s own fall from geopolitical idealism in the new millennium.
For all of his progressive rhetoric and his detente with the West, it is worth remembering that Rouhani, as well as his Moderate faction, is at his core a conservative- a moderate and pragmatic one, but a conservative nonetheless.
China has reported that it will ban its domestic ivory trade in 2017. Will this be an effective way to challenge the poaching of African Elephants?