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Mercosur Bloc Rejects U.S. military threats against Maduro.

Mercosur Bloc Rejects U.S. military threats against Maduro.

South American trade bloc Mercosur rejects the use of force in Venezuela, a statement sent by Argentina’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened…

U.S.-North Korea tensions: slim chance of attack.

U.S.-North Korea tensions: slim chance of attack.

U.S. nuclear expert Siegfried Hecker, who has repeatedly visited North Korea’s nuclear facilities, said he doesn’t think North Korea currently has weapons systems for “enveloping fire” around Guam, as it…

Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur: South America´s trade bloc suspends Venezuela on democracy concerns

Mercosur (South American Trade Association) suspended Venezuela indefinitely on Saturday,  for failing to uphold democratic norms amid an intensifying crackdown of Maduro´s regime on dissent in the South American country. Mercosur…

Venezuela needs negotiation, not U.S. intervention.

Venezuela needs negotiation, not U.S. intervention.

Venezuela needs a negotiated solution that provides credible, constitutional guarantees that whichever side loses the next election will not be politically persecuted by a party that controls all three branches…

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s many iconic phrases is his summation of American foreign policy: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Over the past century, however, American presidents have…

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Responses so far have ranged from agreement and support from the UK’s Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, to the steadfast resolve of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in stating that Germany…

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool for Strategic Thinking.

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool  for Strategic Thinking.

Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optional decisions on military interventions, escalation, de-escalation and termination of conflicts? The leading concept of group dynamics, groupthink, offers one explanation: policy-…

U.S.: police-community partnerships

U.S.: police-community partnerships

America is a nation of democracy, freedom, ethical principles, and the rule of law. Therefore, policing in America is unique compared to many countries throughout the world. Policing, inseparable from…

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

Just moments after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the official White House website was updated with the 45th president’s position on foreign policy, which proclaims the defeat of…

Controversial Cuban figure Fidel Castro dead at 90.

Controversial Cuban figure Fidel Castro dead at 90.

Shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Fidel Castro met with a group of journalists on a visit to Mexico. We pressed him repeatedly about the fall of communism…

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