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Geert Wilders Shakes Up Dutch Politics

Filed in Guest Voices by on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Geert Wilders Shakes Up Dutch Politics

Whatever one may think of his politics, one thing is certain: Geert Wilders certainly has the courage of his convictions. A populist Dutch politician who’s the founder of the nationalist right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV), he is its leader in the House of Representatives, the lower assembly of the nation’s bicameral parliament. His anti-Islam, anti-immigration rhetoric has propelled him […]

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Angela Merkel Is Running Scared

Filed in Guest Voices by on December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Angela Merkel Is Running Scared

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is running scared. Clearly, the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is nipping at her heels. She is now shifting to the right in an attempt to win next September’s German federal election. The AfD is the first populist party likely to clear the five-percent threshold required to land seats in the […]

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The Rise of European Populism

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
The Rise of European Populism

Throughout Europe, as issues revolving around economic stagnation and national identity become ever more salient, populist parties are becoming stronger. Though their specific policies may differ, they all share a rejection of the established liberal order, and demand strong governments to carry the fight against immigration. The most visible of these is the National Front (FN), which […]

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Israel And India Forge Growing Partnership

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 19, 2016 0 Comments
Israel And India Forge Growing Partnership

The Israeli-American relationship, already under strain during the Obama presidency, enters a new period of uncertainty with the election of Donald Trump. Jerusalem’s ties with Europe have also deteriorated. As a consequence, Israel seeks closer bonds with other major powers. One of these is India. Twenty-first century geopolitics are bringing Israel and India closer together. […]

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Requiem For A Ruling Elite

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 16, 2016 0 Comments
Requiem For A Ruling Elite

Maybe the astounding result in the 2016 American presidential election, which saw the most improbable of candidates, Donald Trump, beat the seasoned pro, Hillary Clinton, should not have been the shock it was. A system that had completely failed tens of millions of people for decades, and especially after 2008, needed a rude awakening. The […]

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Russian PM Visits Israel To Mark Anniversary

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 12, 2016 0 Comments
Russian PM Visits Israel To Mark Anniversary

The war in Syria, nuclear proliferation, trade and the Israeli-Palestinian issue were on the agenda during a November 9-11 tour of Israel and the Palestinian territories by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. He began his trip, to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between Israel and Russia, with a visit to the Western Wall in […]

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Wallenberg: Brave Man In An Immoral Europe

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 1, 2016 0 Comments
Wallenberg: Brave Man In An Immoral Europe

On October 26, at the request of his family, Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II, was formally declared dead, almost 72 years after he disappeared in January 1945. Few positive stories emerged from the Holocaust. For every Oskar Schindler, the subject of the 1993 movie Schindler’s […]

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The Sinai Campaign And the Suez Crisis Of 1956

Filed in Guest Voices by on October 25, 2016 0 Comments
The Sinai Campaign And the Suez Crisis Of 1956

A war that started 60 years ago provided Canada with its now familiar role as a peacekeeping force on behalf of the United Nations. On October 29, 1956, Israeli forces invaded the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. In a swift, sweeping operation of 100 hours, under the leadership of then chief of the General Staff, Moshe […]

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Where Is Hungary Heading?

Filed in Guest Voices by on October 21, 2016 0 Comments
Where Is Hungary Heading?

October 23 marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, a nationwide revolt against the Soviet-imposed government of the Hungarian People’s Republic. It lasted until November 10, when it was crushed by Soviet tanks. At least 30,000 people were killed and some 200,000 others fled to the west. Imre Nagy had […]

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Islamist Fortresses Inside European Cities

Filed in Guest Voices by on October 12, 2016 0 Comments
Islamist Fortresses Inside European Cities

On July 14, Bastille Day, a terrorist drove a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, killing 84 people. In a particularly notorious incident two weeks later, two men stormed a church in Normandy before slitting the throat of an elderly priest. In the streets of Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, extremists are recruiting […]

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