By Phil Johnson, Ph.D. March 24, 2018 http://www.globalnext.org Greetings Globalnexters - this season of study-abroad conferences and research is going by like a whirlwind - so I thought I’d stop for a moment and share some insights and impressions from the places that Global Next has found itself in the last few weeks. Here are … Continue reading Global Snapshots: Spring 2018
Phil Johnson, Ph.D. October 4, 2017 Global Next Research Group President http://www.globalnext.org “Every time someone like you comes you’re coming to create more suicide bombers. You’re coming so that more of us will die. Tell me! Tell me why you want to be here! I am tired of seeing my Muslims brothers die because of … Continue reading 3 Million and NOT Counting: The Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Phil Johnson, Ph.D. March 1, 2017 http://www.globalnext.org I have known Mr. Hami for several years - he was one of my students when I taught business and leadership courses in Afghanistan in 2014-2016. He didn't finish his course of study - instead he opted for freedom and the life and status of a refugee in … Continue reading From Afghanistan to Germany: The Life of a Refugee
Phil Johnson, Ph.D. February 5, 2017 http://www.globalnext.org I can’t think of a more controversial issue plaguing the U.S. news these days than Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban for seven countries deemed to be a potential threat to U.S. security. Protestors and pundits all have their opinions. A Federal judge has “undone” the ban and President … Continue reading To Ban or Not to Ban: That is the Immigration Question
Phil Johnson, Ph.D. July 17, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org 1. What happened and when? Between Friday night and Saturday morning (July 14-15), segments of Turkey’s military attempted to take over the government and oust current president and leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (who was vacationing on the Black Sea) Roads and bridges were blocked by tanks, helicopters dotted … Continue reading Turkey’s Failed Coup: 5 Things to Know
June 27, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.d. http://www.globalnext.org Ok, so the UK has made a decision for itself - to leave the European Union. While the vote was close, the majority of voters decided it was time to walk away. But nearly half the country disagrees that the UK will be better off outside the EU … Continue reading BREXIT: It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, unfriending someone on Facebook and making Vladimir Putin happy all at once
Is ISIS coming to the US?
December 24, 2015 Another year has nearly finished - and as usual, much has happened. This is my recap of the year - my thoughts of what I think were ten of the most significant geo-political events that have shaped our world and shaped us as people. Take a look back: (And yes, the coming sarcasm … Continue reading 2015: The Year’s Top Ten!
September 25, 2015 As the month of September drags on, people are still waiting for a number of apocalyptic episodes to take place. Personally, I’ve been waiting to see if I should pay my mortgage for October or not, while waiting for Palestine to become a state, looking for blood moons to appear and watching … Continue reading A Lingering September 2015: A Middle East View of Where the World is Headed