international relations

The future of humanity is at stake: Roy Casagranda on Thomas Pickering and the Iran nuclear deal

By Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College The dominant world order for 6,350 years, that the Middle East and North Africa has been host to at least one world superpower, has been turned upside-down for last 150 years. This is the result of successful British, French, and US
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Brits Debate Brexit as Austin Moves Forward

Ask Fred Schmidt what he thinks about Brexit, the June 23 referendum on whether Britain should continue as part of the European Union, and he doesn’t hesitate: “Linking the EU and U.S. economies with TTIP [the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] is where the future lies, said Schmidt, and entrepreneur
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Carlos González Gutiérrez

Consul General Carlos González Gutiérrez: Mexico and Texas

This is a guest post by Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin. Mexico and Texas are old friends and partners. We are neighbors that share a 1,254 miles border full of history, economic opportunities, common traditions, and even challenges ahead. Not only is a third of Texas’s
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