<i>Terrorists can be very pleased with themselves — the negative effects of the terrorist attacks in Paris are strongly felt, even in America.</i>
Republicans have swallowed the bait, and they say things that stoke religious tension or even hostility — in other words, they are playing out the Islamic State’s [Read more]
<i>Facebook wants to give its employees around the world four months of parental leave. To German ears that sounds perfectly normal, but for Americans, it's still unheard of.</i>
Facebook has already been around for 11 years, so it's easy to forget that its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is only 31. Like many of his peers, [Read more]
After the Ma-Xi meeting, Eric Chu took the opportunity to visit the United States.* Along with his promise to maintain peace across the strait, he also depends on the U.S. for support—Tsai Ing-wen's relationship with the U.S. is not as close—and this may enliven the elections.** To Taiwan, though, the question is [Read more]
<i>Syrian refugees accused of being the Trojan horses of terrorism and talk of the “clash of civilizations”… Before the Paris attacks, Trump broke all the taboos on the subject.</i>
We won’t fool them twice. This summer, Republican candidates found themselves overtaken on their right side by Donald Trump on [Read more]
These returning “soldiers of the holy war” are the biggest threat, because they have passports from the countries in which they were born or raised.
The West has opened Pandora's box.
<i>American right-wing politicians do not want refugees from Syria. Republicans, the 2016 presidential election candidates in particular, compete with each other in spreading panic and demonizing Syrians escaping the war.</i>
"Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," said President Obama [Read more]
True, Mr. Trump wears a suit and not a military uniform, but note Il Duce’s pouting expression, the wave of his arms and his obvious rapport with his audience.
Things have changed now with presidential primary campaigns underway and the shameful tirades that Republican candidates have indulged in. The falsehoods and contempt that they have expressed in public appearances actually encourage IS.