- John Stupart
The Daily Maverick has obtained access to secret communications from several foreign embassies in Washington as they reported back to their home offices regarding the most recent developments in the American election. Of particular interest, not surprisingly, was the recent speech on foreign policy issues by likely Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. J. BROOKS SPECTOR selects one of these for readers.
It’s hard to explain to anyone sane how exactly it came to be that in the United States, of all countries, a candidate like Donald Trump will be the nominee of a major party. The best I can do is to try to explain how the Republican car started to wobble before the crash that is the Chief Apprentice. By JAMES BOYCE.
Images of innocent civilians being killed and injured in recent terrorist attacks in France and Belgium shocked the world. These attacks made it clear once again that in countries facing terrorist threats, anyone can become a victim, any time. So, given these real and present dangers, surely governments should use any and all means to protect their citizens? Right? Wrong. By JANE DUNCAN.
After months of financial uncertainty, international solar giant SunEdison and some of its international subsidiaries filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US on 21 April 2016. This uncertainty has seen its share price tumble from a high of $33.45 in July 2015 to $0.34 before filing for Chapter 11 protection last week. By PIERRE POTGIETER and CHRIS YELLAND for EE Publishers.
Much has been made of the effectiveness of the Islamic State’s ideology, and how this is communicated, particularly on impressionable youths. It is credited with attracting thousands of individuals to join the battlefields in Iraq and Syria. So what do you do if your teenager has swallowed the propaganda? By JASMINE OPPERMAN.
Over the weekend, the first ever professional rugby league launched in America. While the league is still in its infancy, its owner is making all the right noises to lead you to believe that this has the potential to grow into something intriguing, not just for local talent in the US but for players across the world searching for career opportunities in sport. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The Board of Trustees of the International Crisis Group calls on world leaders to take more co-ordinated, better principled action to address the global refugee crisis. The scale of the tragedy shines the spotlight on just how remiss the international order has been in managing, much less settling, the conflicts that generate so much of today’s human flight. By INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.
As the Awami League government’s political rivalry with the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) reaches new heights, so has its repression. At the same time, a deeply politicised, dysfunctional criminal justice system is undermining rather than buttressing the rule of law. By INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP.