Christof Lehmann

Sri Lanka: The Long Way to Recovery


On September 16, 2015 the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHRDahJTkfw finally published its report on the agencies investigation into the 2002 – 2011 civil war in Sri Lanka. The report documents abuses committed by all sides during…

Dangerous Trends In Palestinian Health Caused by Occupation: UNRWA


A UNRWA report on Palestine’s Gaza Strip concludes that infant mortality has risen for the first time in decades. A significant marker for a dangerous trend says UNRWA Director of Health Dr. Akihiro Seita. Infant mortality is but…

A New Middle East: An Assessment


Developments in Syria and Iraq are in an dynamic phase where day to day developments can distract from the assessment of probable midi- to long-term developments. Operand factors in this assessment are Russian – Turkish relations, a redirection of Russian…

Danish PM Lars Løkke-Rasmussen: Notorious Sponsor of Terrorism


The election of a Danish Venstre (liberalDahJTkfw minority government led by PM Lars Løkke-Rasmussen is setting Denmark on a collision course with Russia; a course that promotes NATO’s expansion, and the continued State / NATO…

G-4 – An Asian and European Peace with Enemy States?


The UN Charter still designates Italy, Germany and Japan as enemy states to the United Nations. In legal terms this means that any U.N. Member State can launch a “preemptive” military aggression against these nations without a declaration of war. Seldom…

FIFA, Blatter and Weaponized Sport


Incumbent FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter was re-elected to a fifth term in office by the 65th FIFA Congress in Zürich. Shortly before the Congress, Swiss police units cooperating with the United States’ FBI launched a series of arrests of FIFA officials on…

The half-baked Farce of International Law

The social constructionist battle that is being waged by Heads of State, top-diplomats, columnists, analysts and media about Ukraine, Crimea,…

Rumsfeldt’s Missing Trillions, Stavridis and Unconventional War

September 10, 2001. U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeldt stated that 2.3 trillion dollar from the Pentagon's annual budget could…

Copenhagen shootings: Who benefits?

February 14 2015. A “lone gunman” allegedly attacked the cultural center Krudttønden and the community house of a Synagogue in…

Is Egypt being targeted for Arab Spring Version 2.0

Egypt and Russia are actively attempting to broker a peaceful solution to the war on Syria. Egypt has faced armed…

Fatah: Recognition of Palestine requires more than lip service

The spokesman for the Palestinian Al-Fatah movement and member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council, Dr. Jamal Nazzal, arrived on his first…

Yatsenyuk’s Ukrainian His-Story and Merkel’s Sound of Silence

During an appearance on the German State-owned TV channel ARD on January 8, 2015, Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk interpreted the…

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