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Messy Balkan Democracy

A billboard in the heart of Banja Luka showing Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik urging Bosnian Serbs to vote in the state holiday referendum The following is the second post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. Read the first post here. By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than a month into a

By |October 29th, 2016|Europe, European Union, Featured, FMP Commentary, Josh Friedman|

Fall in the Balkans: Ethnic Rivalries and Refugees

Josh Friedman in front of the Republika Srpska presidency in Banja Luka, Bosnia Report on the Republika Srpska referendum: The following is the first post of a hopefully regularly published blog on the Balkans. By JOSH FRIEDMAN Summer has ended, but tensions are simmering in the Balkans. Talk of war has erupted for

By |September 25th, 2016|Featured, FMP Commentary|

Where Does Your Passport Rank?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Seven countries issue passports that provide more visa-free travel options than the U.S. passport, according to recently released rankings. German citizens have the world's top travel document. Henley & Partners (H&P), a residence and citizenship planning firm, ranks passports based on the number of countries and territories to which they provide visa-free access.

New Hampshire Primary Recap

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, two staunch critics of America's political establishment on the right and left, scored decisive victories in the first national primary election of this year's contest for president of the United States. Trump's 19-point win over his nearest challenger in the New England state of New Hampshire removed

By |February 11th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United Kingdom, United States|

“American Sniper” Spared Fall From Grace Over Fatal Misstep

Court of Public Opinion Fails to hold “American Sniper” Accountable for Fatal Blunder By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Most Americans recognize the need to keep guns away from dangerously troubled people.  Chris Kyle, however, was different than most Americans.  As a member of the elite Navy SEALs, Kyle survived four combat tours in Iraq while amassing a

By |February 6th, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

HUMBLED IN IOWA: TRUMP LOSES HIS HEARTLAND GAMBLE

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN Donald Trump figured he could have it both ways with the American news media in the preliminary round's first vote for president of the United States.  It didn't work. Trump's novice campaign has dominated the presidential news coverage, but his risky decision to skip last week's debate with other Republican party candidates

By |February 2nd, 2016|Americas, Analysis, Featured, FMP Commentary, United States|

How Notorious Criminals Become All But Forgotten

Voltaire Williams By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN For the foreseeable future, it’s quite likely that the name James Holmes will be infamous in the state of Colorado and perhaps across the United States.  Much the same as Charles Manson is in California and nationwide. Holmes’ place in the gallery of infamous mass killers is assured now

By |August 15th, 2015|Featured, FMP Commentary|

TRUMP: TITAN OF THE TINY TENT?

By ARNOLD FRIEDMAN For years Donald Trump flirted with running for president of the United States.  In mid-June, the billionaire real estate tycoon and former reality TV host decided that the time had come.  Trump joined the overcrowded field for the 2016 Republican Party nomination. Far from entering the presidential race cautiously, the former boss

By |July 31st, 2015|Americas, Featured, FMP Commentary, N. America, United States|
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