Henry Kamens

Why Biden is Better for Russia than Trump

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During the previous US Administration we heard a lot of talk about connections with Russia, and Trump supposedly doing Putin’s bidding. Trump was depicted as the most pro-Russian president in the land of the Alger Hiss spy scandal, Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare and Trygve Lie being forced out of the UN because he was allegedly filling it with Communists…

Trump and US Lawmakers Left a Time Bomb for Biden

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Biden may not want to deal with Middle East issues, but they don’t just disappear. Talking about International law is one thing, following it is another. A political position should have less to do with campaign funding and a political base. That is why the political process is so far removed from realty, and lacks any semblance of the rule of law…

Biden and COP 26

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It is better to produce an article on the outcome of the UN’s COP26 climate summit now, whilst it is still taking place in Glasgow, as by the time it ends on 12 November my predictions will stand in retrospect. But the first question to ask is, what is it? Why are these summits being held, other than to make world leaders feel important, and give them the opportunity to do side deals which have nothing to do…

Election Outcome in Georgia Leaves Many Asking: “And What Now?”

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Now the votes are counted in the Georgian municipal elections there are no surprises, and the reactions are what you would have expected. Georgians didn’t have much of a real choice between the two main political parties on Election Day, or during the runoff held on October 30. Those who came out to cast their ballots held their noses and voted…

Lebanon – Far Too Busy at War with Itself: No Time for War with Others

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One country that suffers from everything is Lebanon – location, wrong choice of friends, corrupt and inept government, water supply, energy problems and pending social, economic and moral collapse. Many of its problems are self-inflicted, but most others are the result of the intentional policy of its neighbours and the international…

Neither Germany nor Europe Can Live Without Russian Gas

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Some wind is being taken out of the sails of German political parties, especially the Greens, by the pending energy crisis facing both Germany and much of Europe. This will have far reaching implications, not only in domestically but in Germany’s relations with The Russian Federation and various NATO and EU members. Germany foresaw this, and thus…

NATO and the EU: Will Dad’s Army Become a Rapid Reaction Force?

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Did you ever hear of the old British TV show Dad’s Army? If not, it is high time to see it—and have a good laugh in the process. The show is about the Home Guard, the volunteer civil defence force established in the UK during World War II in case the Germans invaded. A succession of bumbling civilians from a wide variety of occupations comes…

Tensions Rise in the Gulf of Oman

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Recent events in Lebanon, the border clashes with Israel and exchange of rockets, should come as no surprise to regional observers, especially in the larger shadow of Israeli-Iranian rhetoric. It is no coincidence that the attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Gulf in recent weeks, in which two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed, is being…

Soylent Green is the Pink Slime of Today!

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This past year, I’ve heard the movie “Soylent Green” referenced countless times. It especially hits home when it comes to environmental concerns, and how some pundits, including Bill Gates, advocate that rich countries, such as the United States and Western Europe, should switch to eating 100 percent synthetic beef. However the issues…

Success Without Imperialism – “What the US Cannot Understand?”

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There is always a conflict between high principle and pragmatism. Embracing both is probably a wise strategy. But whether you can actually have anything both ways, or whether the outcome would mean anything if you did, remains to be seen. As Geoff Young, political pundit who has run for political office in the US State of Kentucky…

Saudi and Western Ponzi-Scheme vs. Regional Geopolitical Realities

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The more you read, and read again, the same material but with the titles changed, the more disillusioned you become. It is as if the pundits just don’t get it, even to the extent of calling the South Caucasus part of Europe. In that particular case even Wikipedia is more accurate than most: Transcaucasia, also known as the South Caucasus…

Will Afghanistan Become Everybody Else’s Problem with the US and NATO Withdrawal?

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The situation in Afghanistan is like the ending of Charlie’s Wilson war. In the endgame there is no saving face and no victory is won. In fact a great vacuum remains, despite 20 years of US and NATO partner attempts to nation-building. It is not as if they did not know how it would end, sooner or later, as with Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers…


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