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A Turning Point? The Failure of the German Coalition Talks

20 November 2017

While the international, that is the English-language, media, pursues its obsessive interest in President Trump, and the British press focuses on the minutiae of the Brexit negotiations, an event which occurred in Berlin this weekend is arguably the most important foreign news development in the [read more]

Review: “Risk”, by Laura Poitras, 2017

9 October 2017

Laura Poitras, who filmed and directed “Risk” came to prominence with “Citizenfour” a documentary film about the release of secret documents by Edward Snowdon (2014). In June 2013, accompanied by Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, from The Guardian, she went to Hong Kong and meet Edward [read more]

Review of Dark Money by Jane Mayer

1 October 2017

Pub. Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2017 Jane Mayer is a well-known American journalist who wrote The Dark Side, a book dealing with the negative effects on American life of the conduct of the so-called war on terror, and has co-authored two other books. She says, “In many ways, the research on [read more]

The Crisis in Catalonia: 1st October 2017

1 October 2017

The Spanish interior minister, Juan Ignacio Zoido, described the response of the Guardia Civil and Spanish police in Catalonia on the 1st October 2017, as “proportional and professional”, this was not a view shared by many in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, and by those who saw the [read more]

German Energy Policy Following the 2017 Election

26 September 2017

As the dust settles on the results of the German election, it is becoming obvious that the fall in votes for the two largest parties, including Angela Merkel’s CDU, will mean significant changes in German policies in a number of areas. There has also been speculation that the CDU will form a [read more]

Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change

26 September 2017

This article originally appeared on Yale Environment 360 and is republished with their kind permission http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly [read more]
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