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Georgia-Ukraine-Russia: “Rome vs. Orthodoxy?”

You would imagine the Russia-Ukraine conflict to be a political dispute. News coverage focuses on the political claims of both sides, and the military operations and economic and political sanctions resulting from these. But it is becoming ever more obvious that this is actually the Forth Crusade reborn. Under the radar, efforts are being made to divide Orthodoxy…

Conflicts: Ireland Provides Blueprint for The Unlikeliest of Things!

For the past two years, the Republic of Ireland has been a member of the UN Security Council. That’s right, Ireland – when millions of people still expect the word “Irish” to be followed by “terrorist” or “freedom fighter,” depending on their point of view, or someone else’s perception of their way of seeing things. Now its service is coming to an end…

Where Next For Kazakhstan?

In November President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan won re-election with over 80% of the vote. As he was the official candidate of every party represented in parliament, this was not surprising. It is this sort of thing which has given Central Asian states in general a bad name. Even though they may be democracies in certain strict technical terms, everyone knows who will win the elections…

House Republicans Will Sell Everyone “Down The Middle “River” or Road!

When Nicolae Ceasencu decided, on December 21st 1989, to make what turned out to be his last speech it is generally agreed he didn’t know what was coming next. The revolution which would depose him hours later was already in full swing, and he knew why – the people didn’t believe in him anymore, were no longer prepared to live…

The World Cup Thankfully Keeps Politics in Football

With global attention focused on the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, there are the usual bleatings about politics being entangled with sport. Qatar being a country with no previous football tradition, these are being magnified beyond the usual levels. Selling out to big business! Ignoring Qatar’s human rights record! Preventing fans drinking! LBGT and migrant worker abuse…

US Midterms and What They REALLY Mean For the Rest of US–Everyone Else

US midterm elections don’t usually have much relevance outside the country. A change of President can have a profound effect on the world around, but the composition of Congress is much more of an internal matter, until recently. Americans are very proud of their democratic system…

Rishi Sunak Drafts “An Even Longer” Suicide Note

Protestants are fond of quoting John Calvin’s claim that if you take all the relics of the True Cross and put them all together, they would fill a large ship. This is not, and never has been, actually true. But Calvin’s idea was that the concept of relics, the life-giving body parts or possessions of saints, is flawed, and thus needs to be supported by lies to have any hold over the faithful…

King Charles III – A Tough Job, But He Holds All The Cards

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, and the inevitable accession of King Charles III have raised the usual debates about the future of the British monarchy As it is the job of the monarch to embody in their person the principles and values of their country, and few people living remember a time before Elizabeth II…

Who Was Liz Truss, And What Could She Have Done Wrong in 52 Days?

Few now remember the unfortunate Shapour Bakhtiar. This is the gentleman who was made Prime Minister of Iran in 1979, for 37 days, just before the Shah was overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution. Bakhtiar had once been much better known that Khomeini, who had only recently come into the consciousness…

Lebanon and Israel Start New Fight Over Bottomless Depths

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In 1983 American radio personality Gary Byrd released The Crown. This is now regarded as a rap record, but the genre barely existed then, so at the time it was more an oddity than anything. The Crown tells the story of human socio-political development, and the specifically the African role in it, and the omission of this from the history books. Not surprisingly, given the scope…

Can Boris Find His Way Out the Door?

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What everything has been waiting for with baited breath has come to fruition – Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson arrives for a press conference at Vote Leave headquarters in London Friday, June 24, 2016. British media say Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to resign on Thursday, July 7 2022, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future…

Where Next For Pakistan?

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Whilst a few other things have been going on in the world, Pakistan has been going through political turmoil which shows little sign of abating soon. This has been little noticed however, because Pakistan has dropped off the radar, and yet more instability there is hardly news. Prime Minister Imran Khan, the playboy sportsman turned statesman who is Pakistan’s equivalent of a “trendy leftie”, has been turfed…


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