Five reasons why the North Dakota pipeline fight will continue in 2017


Kyle Powys Whyte (TC) : In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) denied an easement that would have permitted the company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete one of the final segments of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which seeks to connect the oil fields of North Dakota with terminals and refineries in Illinois. The More...

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Fetullah Gülen, Türkish cleric in self-imposed exile in the USA with long-standing links to the CIA, and allegedly involved in the failed military coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016.
By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey: The Claim Game and the Blame Game

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Jaish Al-Fatah allegedly claimed responsibility for the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov by an off duty police officer two days ago. Turkey, on the other hand, blamed More...

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 13, 2013. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki
By nsnbc On Monday, December 19th, 2016

Can legal activist Scott Pruitt undo clean air and water protections as head of EPA?

Robert Percival (TC) : Donald Trump’s election has jolted environmentalists and voters who care about conservation. Trump has called for abolishing or greatly shrinking the Environmental Protection Agency; declared More...

Not exactly Mr Popular: Paolo Gentiloni. EPA/Ettore Ferrari
By nsnbc On Friday, December 16th, 2016

Italy’s new prime minister can’t shake off the stench of a stitch-up

Marin J. Bull (TC) : Only days after its prime minister resigned over a lost referendum, Italy found itself with a new government and a new prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni. But however smooth the transition was, More...

Mea culpa: Park Geun-hye. EPA/Jeon Heon-Kyun
By nsnbc On Monday, December 12th, 2016

South Korea’s scandal reignites the global debate on corruption

Costantino Grasso (TC) : Until its president, Park Geun-hye, was impeached over alleged corruption and cronyism, South Korea seemed like a relatively virtuous country as far as corruption goes. Mea culpa: Park Geun-hye. More...

Students gathered in 2013 to show their support for the Shahbag movement for freedom and democracy in Bangladesh. ShuvroSS, CC BY-SA
By nsnbc On Friday, December 9th, 2016

Faith, dissent and extremism: how Bangladesh is struggling to stay secular

Samia Huq (TC) : The recent violent attacks on a Hindu temple in Bangladesh’s Netrokona district, and previous assaults on temples and homes in October in Brahmanbaria are a troubling illustration of Bangladesh’s More...

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Keith C. Rowley (left) and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro (right) (Prensa Presidencial).
By nsnbc On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Venezuela and Trinidad Sign Landmark Energy Agreements

Jeanette Charles (VA) : The governments of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago signed energy development agreements Monday in Caracas. The Caribbean based bilateral agreements come days after Venezuela celebrated More...

Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands during a joint ratification of the Paris climate change agreement in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, Sept. 3, 2016. How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP
By nsnbc On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

For China, climate change is no hoax – it’s a business and political opportunity

Matthew Kahn (TC) : In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues More...

Renzi resigns. EPA/Alessandro Di Meo
By nsnbc On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A damning defeat for Matteo Renzi but Italy’s referendum is not a populist triumph

Felia Allum (TC) : Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has carried out his promise to resign after losing a referendum on his country’s constitution. This brings an end to a tenure that lasted just 1,000 days. Renzi More...

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By Azly Rahman On Friday, December 2nd, 2016

The Cultural Logic of the Jakarta’s Riotous-Protest

Azly Rahman (nsnbc) :  A few weeks ago Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, saw a clash between the Islamic fundamentalists and the government in a protest seeking the removal of the governor, a Chinese Catholic. More...