Henry Kamens

Second Hand Weapons Flying the ‘Friendly Skie...

6865006993When there was a crash near Trier, Germany, last year, involving a road transport carrying an unmarked container from the Baumholder army base, which is a weapons depot, few would have suspected that it would unmask…

And it Begins: Are Waves of EU Bond Migrants...

4425There is always a price to pay for gaining the benefits of EU membership, and even the hope of eventual EU membership. When Spain first applied in the early 1980s it was obliged to cut agricultural production but only…

Does Russia See Turkish Dominance of the Midd...

1023842312When Ataturk founded modern Turkey he took advantage of the one moment in history when Turkish nationalism had an exclusive character. Turkish political leaders have always had a deep-seated need to project themselves everywhere, and not only…

OSCE’S Minsk Group: Often Flippant Agenda and...

534234234The OSCE Minsk Group has a new American co-chair. Andrew Schofer will serve as the OSCE Minsk Group’s new US co-chair, the interim US Co-Chair, Ambassador Richard…

Mikheil Saakashvili Plays His Final Card in U...

23432412312Some people just don’t know when they’re beaten. Mikheil Saakashvili has once again tried to grab international attention by crossing into Ukraine from Poland, despite not having a passport or any right to enter the country…

Changing the Rules in Great Game of US Foreig...

5c7b6e5605fd3bcab2eabfc733639ba7What is going on here? The president-elect who told us that Afghanistan was a BIG costly mistake is now changing direction. “My original instinct was to pull out”, he says, but now he claims he has bowed to advice from officials…

Identity Politics as ‘Crisis Actors’ Engage i...

56534352342As we have all seen on the news, an effort is underway to remove statues and other remembrances of people who fought on the losing side in the US Civil War. This has attracted a lot of publicity due…

Ukraine and NK Missile Engines: Anyone’...

2341231231So that’s it! Now we know everything. The Great Explanation, long hidden from us for national security reasons, has suddenly been brought to our attention just when we need it. All we need to do is read about the rocket…

BWC Violations in Georgia and Ukraine: “Two G...

673453434There was a time when the US stood for what was right, and was willing to make the ultimate sacrifices for the public good…

The Golan Heights: Sold to the Highest Bidder...

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The Golan Heights, internationally recognised as Syrian territory, were seized by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. The ostensible reason for this was that the Heights could be used to terrorise Israel, being mountains…

Time to “Slow-down-but-hurry-up” in Understan...

4564234234Moscow is confused, the US is confused – everybody seems to be when it comes to Turkey, who is with whom and what its next move will be. Anything you write about Turkey…

South China Sea: We Want the Problem, Now You...

24342131322First the Golan Heights, now the South China Sea – The United States used to patrol this regularly to ensure “freedom of navigation” for all the nations who claim part (or all) of the sea and the islands within it. Now it is being…


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