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Boris the Nero

Brexit is at an impasse. This is not news. Things have not progressed at all in the UK in what feels like years. The EU is ready for all scenarios, come-what-may. Michael Gove is telling the world that the EU is not interested and unwilling to talk about Brexit. The EU is saying that, and

New Head Same Body – EU Leadership

The European Union has just concluded its quinquennial ritual of choosing the leaders of its major institutions. This process has, especially since the introduction of the spitzenkandidaat process in 2014, been subject to much criticism for not being very transparent. This is clearly an invalid debate for two reasons. The first is that none of

Istanbul Election Re-run – Will The Opposition Really Take Turkey’s Largest City?

Josh Friedman reports from Istanbul on re-run Election Day in Turkey's economic capital and largest city. How did the results of Istanbul's mayoral election get annulled? Why is control of Istanbul so significant in Turkish politics? What's at stake for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxs7oQctcNA

By |June 23rd, 2019|Josh Friedman, News, Politics, Turkey|

Wither Democracy?

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man was published. The conclusion that he, in this book, had come to was that the course of history would experience a fundamental change in pace. He was not the only one to think this. In fact, due to the fall of the Soviet

By |May 29th, 2019|Commentary, Culture, Daniel Palin, United Kingdom|

Ukraine Election: Actor Who Plays President On TV Actually Elected President

Volodymyr Zelensky Volodymyr Zelensky, a popular Ukrainian actor and comedian has been elected president of Ukraine, trouncing incumbent President Poroshenko in a runoff election on Sunday. Ukraine elects comedian president: Live analysis from Kiev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OKA7KY-biY Election Day report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X3uGLaBA_s&t=3s

By |April 22nd, 2019|Featured, Josh Friedman, News, Ukraine|

US Passport Falls To 38th in Nomad Capitalist Index

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Though widely considered to be a prestigious travel document, the United States passport has fallen to 38th place in the passport rankings compiled by tax and immigration consultancy Nomad Capitalist.  Nomad Capitalist, led by global citizenship expert Andrew Henderson, publishes a passport index that differs fundamentally from other passport rankings FreeManPost has

What Do Greek Macedonians Think Of The Macedonia Name Deal?

  Report from Skopje:   Original: Josh Friedman interviews locals in Thessaloniki, the capital of Greece's Macedonia region, about the longstanding name dispute between Greece and Macedonia, aka FYROM, and about the recent agreement that may resolve the matter. The report includes background information on the dispute, which largely revolves around Greek Macedonians alleging their

By |August 4th, 2018|Featured, Greece, Josh Friedman, Politics|

Turkish Election Day 2018 Coverage: Will Erdogan Win Outright?

Evet:   Josh Friedman reports from Istanbul on presidential and parliamentary Election Day in Turkey. Will Erdogan win Turkey's new executive presidency outright or will the election go to a runoff? Who is challenging Erdogan in his alleged bid for one-man rule of the country? What are some of the key issues, and in which

By |June 24th, 2018|Featured, News, Politics, Turkey|
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