Seth Ferris

John Kerry’s Trip to the South Pole: Na...

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So why did the US Secretary of State John Kerry going to the South Pole, as US presidential elections were being held on November 8, 2016, and why was the news provided late in the game and…

Does Trump Have a Fighting Chance Against the...

345342312311When countries are in trouble they always react the same way. If they have economic troubles their governments take ever greater control of the public finances, whether through austerity or centrally-dictated spending programmes…

The Arab World, Native Americans Finally Real...

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When the US and its allies went into Libya five years ago we were told this was a humanitarian intervention to help “the people”. We were told the same in Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan…

RT’s Bank Accounts Closed – It’s ...

3423123123As the world now knows, British bank NatWest, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group, has told Russian media outlet RT that it should take its business elsewhere. Initially it was reported that the bank had “frozen” RT’s accounts…

Mosul Offensive Reveals Larger Geopolitical G...

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Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by US-led airstrikes and British and French special forces, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from…

Reflection on Syria and ISIL: US Has a Way Ou...

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Everyone has an opinion on what should we do about ISIL in Syria and Iraq. There are no easy answers, but we are being handed only two choices: outreach or isolation. Any proposal made must either fit into one box or…

The EU Versus Greece: A Staring Match the EU ...

45342423423Most political disputes are not about the things the parties involved claim they are about. The recent wars in Middle Eastern countries, in which control of energy resources…

Theresa May: Same Type of Witch, New Type of ...

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The day after the British people voted to leave the EU David Cameron announced he was stepping down “by October”. He assumed it would take that long for his Conservative Party to find a successor. When a new leader came about…

UK’s Guardian and Arms to Terrorists – Sacrif...

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The UK’s Guardian newspaper is fond of saying it supports investigative journalism. Its distinguished former editor, Peter Preston, goes round the world lecturing on investigative journalism, exposing himself to the risks…

Personal Interview with US-designated Arms De...

54645645645645Amir Ardebili is one of the few people I know who is the protagonist of a whole book and subject of a movie, “Operation Shakespeare.” He’s neither a musician…

BREXIT: The UK Smells the Roses, and Wants to...

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The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has predictably emboldened some of the parties in other EU countries to demand a referendum of their own. Across the Union, from Slovakia to Sweden and Italy to The Netherlands…

The Iraq War Report: What The Politicians Say...

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So the Chilcot Report about the British government’s conduct during the Iraq War has finally been published. As we are all living with the consequences of this war today, journalists and politicians from all over…


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