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Obama Is Just Too Nice to Be a Good President

Lizzie Roberts | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Roberts

Is it the loss of a Democrat majority in the House? The Republicans stubbornness and inability to compromise? The continuous barriers against Obama's attempts to pass certain Acts? Or is it because the House is filing a law suit against him? (Yes really). Clearly all of these things coupled together worsen the situation, but Obama's main problem is that he's just too nice to be President.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 22 August 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

It's been a week of great frustration. There's an Irish proverb about a house with a broken roof, where a man explains that when it's sunny it poses no problem, and when it rains the weather is too bad to fix anything. In most countries, that would be a charming fable.

A Widening War: We're Back in Iraq

Robin Lustig | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

When the history books come to be written, someone will doubtless compare the self-immolation of the Tunisian street-seller Mohamed Bouazizi on 17 December 2010, which sparked the wave of Arab uprisings, with the shot fired by the Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip that killed the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. Each was a single act that no one could have foreseen would lead to the appalling carnage that followed. And each reshaped the world, destroying great political powers and sowing the seeds for future instability.

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Scottish Independence Rejected By Members Of US Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

Republican and Democratic members of the United States Congress have joined forces to encourage Scotland not to vote for independence on September 18....

Obama Was The Subject Of A Racist Laser Show At The Moscow Embassy Last Night

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

A racist laser artwork of President Barack Obama swallowing a banana has been projected onto the facade of the US embassy in Moscow, wishing the US le...

Ed Balls Laughs Off His Name With Rather Naughty Jeremy Hunt Gag

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has made light of his awkwardly memorable surname, quipping that he is in a better position than health secretary Jeremy Hunt, whose own surn...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Made In Moscow?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 20 July 2014... 1) MADE IN MOSCOW? The shooting down of flight MH17 dominates the front pages of the ...

What Sanctions? Putin Shrugs Off West's Toughest Actions Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Vladimir Putin has brushed aside America and the European Union's toughest sanctions yet against Russia over the mounting unrest in Ukraine, warning t...

Palestine: Something Must Be Done, But What and By Whom?

Gregor Cubie | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

As Israeli military operations reignited in Gaza on July 8, the familiar indignant echo of "something must be done" rang out around the liberal and non-interventionist quarters of the Western world in a show of solidarity with the trampled Palestinian people that, while admirable, all too often fails to delineate exactly to whom the appeals for reason should be addressed.

The Sudden Disintegration of the Iraqi Military

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nehad Ismail

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's sectarian policies backfired dramatically last week as, confronted with just a few thousand jihadist fighters, his army fell apart.

Iraq - The End?

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

What folly. What crass, indescribable, unbelievable folly it was to invade Iraq in 2003. I wonder what George Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and Tony Blair think now as they read of the latest disasters to befall that wretched land. Do they still say that Iraq is better off than it was under Saddam Hussein? Do they? Really?

D-Day and Bergdahl: Thoughts on the Forgotten Casualties of War

Robin Lustig | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Is Bergdahl a deserter? A traitor? Is he, as some critics in the US have implausibly suggested, a real-life incarnation of Nicholas Brody of the TV series Homeland, a captured US serviceman who may have switched sides? Or is he one more casualty of war, a man whose wounds can't be seen but are real nonetheless? It's perfectly possible, of course, to be both.

Between Two Ferns: Barack Obama's Presidential Step Forward for Politics

Owen Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Owen Lee

In a bold effort to win over the American youth to the rejuvenated Healthcare.gov service, renowned cool cat President Barak Obama appeared on the satirical internet chat show series Between 2 Ferns...

Big Data, Algorithms and Innovation - Oh My!

Brendan Flattery | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

These two technologies are quietly changing lives and providing incredible innovations that have affected everyone who has ever searched the web, bought something from an online store, or been tempted to click on a website offering something that 'other readers/buyers also enjoyed'...

The US Right Wing Are Furious Obama Just Bowed To A Japanese Robot

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Tech

Several right-wing American websites appear to be furious that President Obama has bowed to a foreign diplomat. A foreign robot diplomat. Obama ...

'Killer Robots': A New Era of Warfare?

Isabelle Younane | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabelle Younane

Lethal Autonomous Robotics (LARs). This emerging breed of technology will be able to select a target, aim and fire with no intervention from human beings beyond programming and deployment. War could be about to get a lot cheaper, a lot less bloody... and a lot more frequent.

Europe on the Brink

Robin Lustig | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Western leaders who'll be meeting for emergency talks in Europe next week have an unusually important judgement call to make: do they believe President Putin when he says he intends to go no further in Ukraine?

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey and the Ironies it's Working Around

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

The first line up there includes the iconic words that Carl Sagan uttered when the original Cosmos - A Personal Voyage opened in the eighties. The second line opened the follow-up series titled Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey which aired last Sunday with Tyson as the host, who pays tribute to Sagan through these words.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Nazi' Ukip Has Done Us A Favour, Says Tory MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 7 March 2014... 1) 'NAZI' UKIP HAS DONE US A FAVOUR, SAYS TORY MP Forget the infamous 'fruit...

Ukraine: Could EU Referendum have Prevented Bloodshed and Chaos?

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The desire of many people to join the EU is the fantasy that membership will be the remedy for the country's economy. And you can bet many workers would like the luxury of being able to seek work anywhere in the EU.

Protocols That Guarantee Privacy, Security and Freedom

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Internet- a playground for millions across the world- is increasingly at risk from perceived American cyber bullying.

Obama Congress - What a Mess

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

As you already know, the US Government has been shut down for over two business weeks. The President and Members of Congress battle over who is to blame while failing to present any real solutions. What's going on here in Washington is simply a symptom of a much bigger problem.

The US-Iranian-Syrian Diplomatic Dance

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The destruction of Syrian chemical weapons (CW) has started. In a breakthrough moment in Iran-US relations, the two Presidents talked on the phone and the foreign ministers sat down to discuss Iran's nuclear programme. Though the connection has received little comment in the western news media, these two welcome developments are deeply linked and close to inter-dependent.

Did the American Spirit Go Missing with Miss America?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Miss New York was born in America, in 1989. Being an 'Indian-American' wasn't adequately 'American'. To begin with, she wasn't even a favorite 'dark horse'. In fact, her 'classical Bollywood fusion dance' was being scowled upon. There were reports on some websites discussing how terribly wrong was her decision to dance to a Bollywood song at the talent show.

America Weak?: What Syria Calls a Victory Is Democracy in Action

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

What dictators in that region can't fathom is how a democracy works. How President Obama could back down on the use of force because the American people and their congressional representatives didn't want another Middle East war. Such populist power is unknown in Arab countries. Yet it would be a big mistake to hold the view the US has chickened -out of the fray.