Iran’s bloody repression

European allies now also see the point in canceling the deal. Iran’s behavior at home and in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Gaza was basically greenlighted by the accord. Iranian IRGC and their proxy forces have killed hundreds in Iraq, have helped kill hundreds of thousands in Syria, have entrenched themselves in the political and …

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Brexit represents the undoing of the nation

https://www.ft.com/content/fd2b3b9e-f3ec-11e8-ae55-df4bf40f9d0d Brexit ultimately is a blown up and largely manufactured issue that is of minuscule importance when compared to the great issues of our time which are climate change, globalization and automation (AI/Robotization). Britain is almost completely absorbed by Brexit and that is highly detrimental to society’s ability to define itself flexibly and maintain political …

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Cultures, values, nations and good reasons to believe in the EU

Dear Gideon, There’s one thing here which is that cultures and values are intimately related. Some mistake the nation for a timeless construct of ethnic homogenity this while most nations and their ethnic makeup now in existence are less than a century old and the modern concept of nationality arguably was something for quite a …

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Europe needs its own defense doctrines and capabilities

If only the Europe that shares values could come to a mutual defense understanding that saw a more thorough coordination of capabilities. Most countries have their own doctrines, their own navies, air forces and army and spend billions on practically superfluous capabilities. But there’s neither sufficient trust nor sufficient doctrinary overlap. The French feel a …

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