Polemics_Nafta

Hard Times for Free Trade in North America – Canada gears up for NAFTA...

As the Trump administration’s growing mistrust of international trade deals places the North American Free Trade Agreement squarely within White House crosshairs, Canada is gearing up for renegotiations with the United States. Since the February...
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Kurdistan: Diplomatie eines Nicht-Staats

Normalerweise werden Gäste in der Vertretung der Regionalregierung Kurdistan-Irak mit Baklava und Tee empfangen. Doch der Import der traditionellen Süßspeise ist im Moment unterbrochen. Nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum vom 25. September 2017, in dem 92...
Polemics_Francais

Le chômage, une opportunité pour Macron ou pour l’Europe

Le chômage peut sembler n’être qu’un sujet général mais des raisons bien plus profondes pourront préparer à l’ère de la migration et blinder l’économie européenne. Récemment, le Président de la République Française Emmanuel Macron a...
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Phantom Victims: A Migrant Woman’s Route to Neglect

Teresa’s relatives warned her not to take the train to Mexico. It was too dangerous, not worth the risk to mount that violent mammoth of metal that propelled through the small town of Intipucá...

Russia-China Pipeline deal, political or economic move?

In the constant struggles that are the geopolitics of oil, revolutionary changes are on the horizon. Russia’s dominance of the natural gas market since the time of the Cold War appears to have found...

“Frameworkization” and the Destruction of Academic English

Frameworkization, namely the rise of unreadable academic writing in the social sciences, has contaminated academic language. This occurs through a complex process of mutual misunderstanding between scholars and rank-and-file readers, whereby scientific presuppositions and...
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Hungry vibes

Contribute your share and save money doing it: Food sharing and food saving are becoming increasingly popular. Almost a chic and trendy habit today, it is necessary for the survival of others, even in...

Whaling – It’s Sustainability, Stupid!

“Save the whales!” goes the successful slogan touted by environmental and conservation organizations. After all, who doesn’t admire those lovable sea mammals! Yet, the newest of environmental catchphrases is “Eat local!” What then, if...

Campus Inquisitions and Violence from the American Left

The chanting echoed around the Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College – “We are here to shut down this fucking fascist!” – as nearly 250 protesters shoved past police officers and formed human walls to...

The War on Words and the Loss of Substance

Many’s the time one reads about deep trenches within Western societies, but it seems that little has been done to overcome this split. Populism and extreme political correctness are both phenomena we need to...