Were Washington not so fixated on demonizing Assad, it might use his vulnerability to IS to leverage him into new negotiations.
Why the Assad regime should not and will not become an ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
You cannot see it and you cannot hear it. It happens silently every day, can hit anyone anywhere, and we can all be its unsuspecting victims. This is the new type of warfare:
We know that climate change is a reality, but an army of deniers led by business interests and supported by the mainstream media makes us believe that warnings of a climate calamity are overblown.
The information war is raging and the U.S. is losing out to is enemies. Not even American bombardments can prevent this.
The Information War is in full swing, and the public should be wary not to fall for the black-and-white accounts of the traditional media. A veteran’s account.
By choosing to stay in the Union, Scots probably did the right thing. But did they do it for the right reasons?
The referendum may have failed to return independence, but it might have gone a long way toward gaining Scotland both more powers and more influence. Will others follow the Scottish example?
The referendum must be the starting point of a wider discussion about how power is distributed across the whole United Kingdom and not just between Scotland and Westminster.
Russia’s success in Ukraine is built not on strength but on camouflaging weaknesses. The fact that Western leaders are nevertheless shying away from intervening exposes their lack of military resolve.
The West should prepare for everything – except for one thing.
Russia cannot be allowed to dictate what happens in eastern Ukraine, but Western diplomats need to realize that pressure alone will not lead Putin to give in.
Ukraine’s unexpectedly matured society leaves the post-Soviet space.
The fact that key economies are currently saving instead of borrowing shows how detached the euro zone has become from the wisdom of conventional economics. Yet there is hope.
The solution to ease mass unemployment is at hand, but policymakers across Europe are too blind to see it.
The Eurozone’s remedies against sluggish growth rates aren’t working. The problem: a misdiagnosis of the illness.
Walking is making a comeback in the United States. But the mostly car-centered society has a lot to get used to.
Rather than a dangerous nuisance, motorcycle taxis are a vibrant part of the transportation network in many developing countries. City planners in OECD countries should take note.
The past decades have exposed the unintended consequences of car-based transportation. But times are changing: Cars are transformed from private vehicles into collectively used modes of transportation.
We value cars because we value our autonomy: To travel at a time and in a manner of our choice. For future mobility concepts, this poses a significant challenge: Can we expand the grid of public transportation without the straightjacket of bus schedules and crowded trains?