International Analysis

End the War on Drugs

End the War on Drugs

By Professor Michael Cox and Dr John Collins — The Mark News — Few question that the ‘war on drugs’ has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled HIV and Hepatitis C epidemics, kept countless other millions from accessing […]

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

President Obama shows lessons of history still relevant in anti-slavery struggle

By  Dr. Aidan McQuade — The Mark News — In 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt effectively ended child labor in the United States by prohibiting its use in interstate commerce. He couldn’t outlaw the use of child labor in production because working age laws are determined at the state level. So […]

THE ISRAELI-TURKISH THAW: A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE NOT LOVE

THE ISRAELI-TURKISH THAW: A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE NOT LOVE

By JAMES F. JEFFREY — The Mark News — The rapprochement between Turkey and Israel, while not yet complete with an exchange of ambassadors, is already a reality in a Middle East that is changing before our very eyes. While the two states continued to maintain diplomatic relations and embassies […]

The New Brand Power: Mobilizing Global Solution Networks

Op-Ed by Don Tapscott — The Mark News — Using an emerging model of problem solving that relies on creating and connecting networks, brands are helping to carve out a new and powerful way to affect global change. Historically, brands participated in solving global problems through philanthropy or their corporate […]