Seth Ferris

Obama Expels Russians to Destroy What’s...

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“We need to take action (and we will)….at a time and a place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized. Some of it may not be….” – Obama 16th Dec 2016. But as we…

Libya, Yemen, and Why They Are Yesterday̵...

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We are all familiar with the phenomenon of old news. A story which was on the front page for weeks gradually stops being reported because other things are considered more newsworthy. The issues which made the story so newsworthy…

Migrants Get All the Blame Time and Time Agai...

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The recent truck massacre in Berlin and the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey have once again raised the spectre of the West’s “migrant crisis”…

Now Poland in the EU Doghouse: The EU and “Re...

7356365465The apparent disintegration of the EU continues, as to be predicated. Poland has not voted to leave but the storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. It is now under threat…

Italy and UK Deliver Russia Unique Foreign Po...

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Russia may look big on the map, but its foreign policy has often been perceived as being a reactive one. It has always felt a need to protect itself from outsiders, so called “Great Powers” encroaching…

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 as an unexpected surprise…

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…


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