Henry Kamens

Very “Inconvenient and Ill-timed” Tensions in Kosovo

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There is always a story behind a story, and in the case of the recent hostilities in Kosovo, a very inconvenient story. Timing is everything, and therefore the question that first comes to mind is: “why now?” However, this question alone is too mundane, and the reality is a bit…

Scare Tactics in Turkish-American Geopolitical Game: Conjuring up Armenian Ghosts

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One story that has received little attention is that of an Armenian genocide survivor and killer of two Turkish Diplomats in the US in 1973. Gurgen Yanikiyan, age 77 lured two diplomats into a hotel room in the US State of California and shot them dead…

Why the Continued Delay in Appointing a NEW US Ambassador for Georgia?

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It is all about Iran and holding in abeyance the appointment of a new Ambassador. Until recently absent from the news, this is however an issue that should have received much more attention. As one Georgian journalist asked me a few months ago, “why did Trump recall US…

Indian Elections: From Here to Eternity

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Elections in India don’t happen in a day. They are rather a month-long affair. The world’s largest democracy, with a 900 million electorate (more than the entire population of Europe) is in the process of electing the 543 members of the 17th Lok Sabha (lower house of parliament)…

Donald Trump … Tweetler too Cute and Sanctioning Sanctuary Cities

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The best ways to keep up with US domestic policy, at least in terms of immigrants, is to follow Trump’s tweets and then read some of the official press releases from Homeland Security in tandem with them, especially those about combating irregular migration patterns…

Cheating Scandal in Admission to Elite American Universities is Telltale Sign of Decay in Higher Education

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One only needs to give a few lessons about how to apply to US universities – you teach students about the admission policies, motivational letters, etc. However, it is also necessary to make an attempt to get across…

Terrorist or Naive 15 Year Old: Poster Girl for Terrorist Organisation or Home Secretary?

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A UK journalist went to a refugee camp in Syria and found a “British” girl who had travelled from London to join ISIS when she was 15. Shamima Begum, now 19, was interviewed and asked to be forgiven and allowed to return home. However, as she also said she doesn’t regret…

Brexit from PROPER Perspective—at least from a UK VANTAGE point!

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To cut to the chase, the whole thing is very easy in the end: There is a special place in hell” for Brexit promoters. From the standpoint dependency of the EU, the negotiations have closed and there’s no reason to reopen them. It is a done deal and in spite of all…

Russia Should NOT Get Mad over “Alleged” INF Treaty Violations

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Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Russian Council Committee on Foreign Affairs recently said, “The US has taken another step towards destroying the world.” Regardless we must agree that it was understatement, especially in light of all that is happening on Donald Trump’…

CIA Democrats Conducts Overt Operation in Halls of Congress

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Kentucky candidate for Governor (in 2019) Geoff Young said, “No Democrats voted to enact this dangerous strategy embraced by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). I never got any polls asking if the DNC should favor and direct millions of dollars to ex-CIA…

Sanctions and Recent Policy Shifts in Armenian-Iranian Relations

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Armenian-Iranian relations have the potential to achieve new levels of ‘amicable’ collaboration—if the two nations are left alone to deal with one another. Although few laypersons can even locate one or the other on a map, many soon will be able to as American sanctions on Iran impact…

“Sand and Death” Trump Says It All in Geopolitical Doublespeak

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One thing is certain; there is no definitive transcript for what is going on in Syria and who is benefitting the most from pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan. But if we listen to MSNBC and other so-called MSM outlets, at least get the bullet points and work from there we can…


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