US Military Policy in the Age of Trump

The trick will be how do we orchestrate that. by Dan Azzi Source: Annahar Most people in Lebanon think of US foreign policy as a coherent set of unwavering principles, transcending various administrations and lasting...

Meddling, anyone? Pro-Israel groups spent $22 million on lobbying & campaign contributions in 2018

Russia Today Pro-Israel lobbyists funneled more than $22 million into the 2018 US election cycle, making the lobby far more active and influential than those aligned with other foreign nations, public records show. Controversy was sparked...

Italian MEP Marco Zanni of far-right League party on Conflict Zone

Pressed on his party's migrant policies and support of Russia, Italian MEP Marco Zanni, of the far-right League party, abruptly stopped an interview with DW's Conflict Zone and walked off the set. Italian MEP Marco...

Ban smartphones for under-14s, says German government adviser

A German internet expert says children under 14 should be banned from using smartphones. She says the technology drastically raises their risk of exposure to damaging pornographic content. Children should not be allowed to use...

Opinion: The A380 dream crash-lands

The end of the Airbus A380 is not the end of European aircraft manufacturing. It is the result of mistakes that were made many years ago. Now Airbus has to learn the right lessons,...

Spain: Will a snap election spell the end for Pedro Sanchez?

The failure to pass a budget vote appears to be the last nail in the coffin of the prime minister's term, marked by bitter confrontation with right-wing parties and Catalan separatists. Santiago Saez reports...

My Wife Was Dying, and We Didn’t Tell Our Children

The choice was unusual, but loving: We wanted them to live without the shadow of their mother's mortality hanging over them. JON MEHLMAN We decided not to tell the kids. Marla knew that once our three...

One of Washington’s closest allies in a fractured Europe struggles to adapt to the...

ALANA SEMUELS In 2010, at the height of the foreclosure crisis, the federal government watched nervously as hundreds of thousands of families lost their homes. Empty houses blighted neighborhoods, their shades drawn, their yards overgrown. Without...

Germany Preps a Plan B for Trump’s Foreign Policy ‘Zigzag’

One of Washington’s closest allies in a fractured Europe struggles to adapt to the Trump administration’s unpredictable policy moves. EMILY SCHULTHEISURI FRIEDMAN BERLIN—Last month, foreign-policy-focused members of Germany’s Bundestag met for their regular committee meeting here....

Every Day Is a New Low in Trump’s White House

The president steps over bright ethical and moral lines wherever he encounters them. Everyone in America saw it when he fired my boss. But I saw it firsthand time and time again. ANDREW G. MCCABE Editor's...

The Notable Silence of Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill

In a strangely old-school, Catholic, sense, they chose not to look back or question the assassinations of the 1960s, writes Edward Curtin. By Edward Curtinedwardcurtin.com  Growing up Irish-Catholic in the Bronx in the 1960s, I was...

Questing for the Origins of Mer Hayrenik

By  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator By Haykaram Nahapetyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator The recent initiative of Armenia’s Parliament’s deputy-chair Alen Manukyan aiming to change Mer Hayrenik (Our Motherland), the national anthem of Armenia, brought back the long-standing historical...

The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line

An era-shaping threshold is being crossed at a weapons plant in the high plains country of the Texas Panhandle, writes James Carroll. By James Carroll TomDispatch.com Last month, the National Nuclear Security Administration (formerly the Atomic Energy Commission) announced...

A Critical Reflection on Sovereignty in International Relations Today

Jonathan Ian White – E- Relations This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding...

Why Are Feminist Theorists in International Relations so Critical of UNSCR 1325

Georgina Langdon This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible...

Why Did the U.S. and Israel Leave UNESCO?

Daniel Marwecki The United States and Israel left the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last December. The two countries opposed several anti-Israel resolutions passed by the UN-organization in previous years. However, it would be...

What might trigger the collapse of the EU?

The week Several factors including Brexit and the rise of the far-right pose a threat to the political union Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images A mural by graffiti artist Banksy on a wall in Dover The European Union is facing...

Opinion: A new Cold War in Venezuela?

The United States and Russia are odds over the power struggle unfolding in Venezuela. As the two traditional rivals vie for influence, China has been quietly growing its footprint in the region, says Alexander...

The Border Deal Is What a Defeat for Donald Trump Looks Like

By John Cassidy – The New Yorker Many times in his career, Donald Trump has bullied people into accepting bad deals. This time, he’s the one lacking leverage. Photograph by Joe Raedle / Getty With Donald Trump,...

López Obrador Vows ‘Poverty’ for Mexican Government

The decision has set up a standoff between the president and the courts, writes Luis Gómez Romero. By Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong The Conversation It’s rare for presidents to advocate for poverty, but that’s just what Mexican President...