Monthly Archives: June 2015

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A Case for ‘Europe’

Today we stand on the precipice of a European implosion. A popular referendum on July 5th may determine if Greece will leave the monetary union, and perhaps, according to its Central Bank, also the EU. A Syriza look-a-like party, Podemos, has captured the hearts of voters in Spain and now rules its two largest cities,…

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India: A Republic Of Silence

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt I write this article as a personal appeal and in a state of alarm….

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Keep The Future Here: Learning From Our Stories

Today marks the last installment of the ongoing series Keep The Future Here. OpedSpace in partnership with FWD.us sought to bring to light the stories of high-skilled immigrants affected by America’s broken immigration system. As you’ve read from the stories of Karen, Ashwin, Tewfik, Wojciech, Jan, Kartik, Asaf, Bastian and Eileen, this issue touches the lives of so many living in…

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Greece: Last Chance To Get It Right?

As negotiations between Greece and its creditors reach a standstill once again, the debate over the Greek problem has intensified. Prominent economists, political and business leaders have taken a stance on the Greek issue supporting one side or the other. The reality is that both sides made mistakes. And the even sadder reality is that five…

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Can a Former Georgian President Save Ukraine?

Amid tenuous ceasefires and sporadic shelling, the crisis in Ukraine witnessed a remarkable development on May 30 when Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko announced the appointment of former Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of Ukraine’s province of Odessa. Saakashvili has been a special policy advisory for Mr. Poroshenko for some time. A vocal supporter…

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Sepp Blatter: Coward Or King?

I am not going to speculate on exactly what the FBI has finally nailed Sepp Blatter for. Suffice it to say, it must be unspeakably awful. And yes, that is the only reason Blatter resigned. It took four hours from the New York Times’ report that Blatter was under investigation for suspected bribery before the king himself resigned….

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