Opinion

An archived series of essays and commentaries on global news headlines.

  • What Would it Take to Bring Peace to the Korean Peninsula?

    As the North Korea and US talks begin at the 2018 Singapore Summit, Don Baker reflects on the barriers to be overcome and precursors necessary to finally bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

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  • Open Letter to Slovakia

    As protests and resignations grip Slovakia in the wake of the murder of an investigative journalist and the crackdown on a reporter looking into the murder, GRC director Peter Klein writes this open letter to the Prime Minister of Slovakia.

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  • Reflecting on Israel and Gaza

    As the new U.S. Embassy moved to Jerusalem on May 14th, and Israeli soldiers opened fire on many of the thousands of Palestinians and Hamas operatives attempting to cross the militarized Gaza border fence, Joel Bernstein contributed this reflection on his time in Israel and his thoughts on the future of the country.

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  • Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

    Daniel Ellsberg turns his attention back on the weapons that continue to threaten the future of humanity through in his new book, “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of the Nuclear War Planner.”

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  • Africans Respond to Trump’s “Shithole” Comments

    People took to Twitter after President Donald Trump evoked the world’s fury by referring to African countries and Haiti as “shithole countries.”

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  • Calling Out Trump’s Racist Comments on Haiti and Africa

    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who covered the Haiti earthquake, responds to President Donald Trump’s racist comments on Haiti and Africa.

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  • Doors Shutter on the Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslav War Crimes

    Jacky Rowland and Nicole Barrett reflect on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia – the first war crimes court since the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II.

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