Gabriela writes about how the new U.S presidential administration can affect relations with Israel and the peace process with Palestine. Talks about moving the U.S embassy to Jerusalem and the appointment of an ardent Israel supporter as ambassador are causing great concern for the international community. (Read More)
Erdoğan also claimed that funds promised by the EU have yet to reach Turkey. The refugee problem has put a severe strain on Turkey, especially after the recent EU-Turkey agreement of March 20. This agreement called for all migrants who arrive illegally in Greece to be sent to Turkey if they do not apply for asylum or if their claim is rejected. So far, Turkey has taken in some three million refugees and has had to spend about $10 billion of their budget on dealing with the refugee crisis. (Read More)
…The UK on the other hand treats US politics with an imperial deference. It is at once all encompassing but goes into nowhere near as much detail as you might expect from a country as fixated as us on the romance of Washington. If you are to commit to hypocrisy at least do it well; saturate the British press and social media with every minutia of congressional humdrum and follow through. (Read More)
On Tuesday American will head to the polls. Well, not all Americans; voter turnout, just like in UK by-elections, tends to be smaller in the midterm elections.
So are these elections important? In short, yes. Here are five things you need to know about the 2014 elections that might make the Wednesday morning headlines make more sense. (Read More)