Henry Kamens

Last Ditch Effort by Saakashvili’s UNM in fac...

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The Georgian parliamentary elections have not changed much in that country, as was expected. But the issue now is not what the government will do, but what Mikheil Saakashvili’s formerly ruling United…

Syria, Iraq and Turkey: a Slow Cook with Poli...

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The recent finger pointing and recriminations between the US authorities and Russian president Vladimir Putin has made it only too apparent that the US is determined to create “a threat to strategic…

Sweden-Russia Tensions: NATO, Not Russia, is ...

3423412323123The island of Gotland, halfway between Sweden and Latvia, has always been strategically important. Some of the most significant archaeological finds of coins and other treasure have taken…

Russia’s Red Lines: How Far Will NATO G...

45234242342Hapless NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg flew into Tbilisi last week, to wave his hands about like some kind of puppet while coming out with the same old pre-programmed message to the waiting Georgian public: “I cannot give the exact…

Will a Kurdish State be Born Under the “Guise...

64564353452Turkey has intervened in Syria, as expected, under the guise of fighting ISIL. Turkey’s desire to have a larger buffer zone has been known for some time, but it has little to do with ISIL. Turkey wants to protect itself from…

Dead Children, the Syrian-American Medical So...

zaher-sahloul1In civil war situations, such as the conflict in Syria, sides routinely make conflicting claims. It is hard to see who is telling the truth unless you have access to actual intelligence and a front row seat. But it becomes…

Trump’s NATO Policy: Pragmatic, Albeit With “...

2342341111The US presidential election campaign is already showing us that the two party system no longer works for today’s reality. But if it has any positive outcomes at all, it will be to highlight the need to look closely at how NATO…

Airport Suicide Bombing and Failed Coup: Turk...

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The Istanbul airport bombing and “attempted coup” have left Turkey looking for terrorists looking for a paymaster and a cause on its own soil. The present situation reminds us of the famous line in the 1942 Movie…

Students Rally against Crackdown on Turkish P...

3534534534545What is now happening in Turkey has happened before, but it is a relief to find that a generation raised on so-called Western-style education are now speaking out in support of Turkish professors and others who have become…

Turkey Coup Plot: What Did Not Kill Erdogan ...

34534534534Recep Tayyip Erdogan will benefit greatly from the “foiled coup” in Turkey. It has created a rift between the military and the people. The expected lynching of soldiers after the event will confirm the purpose of the coup in…

Strange Love: General Breedlove, Potomac Inst...

34534534543Effective investigative journalism is putting forth material for public consumption which is timely and interesting to the readership, public and private, if you get my meaning— the right thing produced at the right time for…

Arms to Terrorists: CIA Travel Agency “Jeppes...

345345453One thing about plugging away at the same topic in the same place, in this case weapons trafficking—is the value of institutional memory. Sooner or later obscure details and links become relevant. This latest turn of a shovel…


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