Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times June 26, 2017 I didn’t pay a lot of attention three weeks ago when Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a speech heralded as the “new blueprint” for Canadian foreign policy. However, later, reading the media reports, considering the increasing tension in the world and the dangerous lack of leadership, … Continue reading Foreign politics or domestic minestrone?

We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI THE HILL TIMES (June 19, 2017) Terrorism is like the Hydra of Lerna, the mythological monster capable of regenerating two heads whenever Hercules chopped one off. I don’t know how or if Hercules eventually killed the Hydra, just as I am not sure how to defeat terrorism. However, I do know two … Continue reading We don’t defeat terrorism with bomb and condolences. Fight radicalization

Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 22, 2017) Is Pope Francis supporting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro? While this question is not debated in the international mainstream media, the role of the Vatican in Venezuela is widely criticized in social media, the only tool in the hands of the opposition to Maduro’s regime to inform … Continue reading Is the Pope turning blind eye to a brutal regime?

No Watergate in Trump’s White House

There are no Bernsteins or Woodwards among today's journalists capable of taking down a U.S. presidency By ANGELO PERSICHILLI The Hill Times (May 15, 2017) “In Firing Comey, Did Trump Unleash the Next Deep Throat?” This question was the headline of a story last week on The New York Times. Since Donald Trump’s victory last year, … Continue reading No Watergate in Trump’s White House