All posts by Robert Guttman

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Rippling Effects of the German Political Stalemate

By Kenji Hosokawa Italy, December 21, 2017 The recent failure of Merkel’s CDU (Christian Democratic Union) to achieve a grand coalition between the Green party and the Free Democrats has resulted in a political stalemate within Germany. Merkel now has […]

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NATO in the Trump Era

By Jason Coreas Since its inception in 1949, NATO has been a cornerstone of American foreign and security policy.  The NATO alliance has proven to be a boon to

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TRUMP: A PROVOCATEUR, NOT A PRESIDENT

America’s 45th president is a provocateur. A trouble maker An agitator.   A divisive anti-democratic smart aleck who knows nothing and cares nothing about America’s core values of decency, respect and civility.

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New Head of the Jacques Delors Institute Discusses the Crisis in Spain over Catalonia and Implications for the EU and Multilateralism

Paris, November 27, 2017 With populist movements strong throughout many European nations, many espousing  anti-EU rhetoric, while gearing up for elections looming next spring, notably in Italy and possibly

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Trump’s Asian Adventure

By Jason Coreas November 4, 2017 Beginning November 4th, President Trump is embarking on a grueling 13-day tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Trump’s Asia tour

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Spanish Turmoil Continues Over Catalonia

  By Jason Coreas October 26, 2017 The Catalan independence referendum held on October 1st sent chills throughout the European Union, as policy makers in EU capitals grow concerned over the

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R.I.P.: GOP

Rest In Peace, Republican Party as it used to be known.   The party of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Dwight Eisenhower, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is now becoming

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Exploring New Europe: A Bicycle Journey – Review by Robert J. Guttman

“I wanted to combine my interest in meeting new people and learning about their lives; riding my bicycle from Estonia to Albania to explore the new Europe, and

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European Elections: Austria & Czech Republic Move Right

Austria’s October 15th election is going to shake up Austria’s government as the conservative Austrian People’s Party defeated the incumbent Social Democratic Party. The Austrian People’s Party won

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France’s Youngest President Macron Now Facing Oppositon, Demonstrations and Strikes over his Business-Friendly Reforms and Defends Himself to CNN

Photo Credits: Mick Krever/CNN By Axel Krause Paris, September 19, 2017 Last Tuesday, France's presidential Airbus landed at the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe carrying not only some twelve tons of humanitarian

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