Seth Ferris

We May Be At The Beginning of “Letterga...

88674234234Sometimes a relatively obscure event takes place which has profound consequences far beyond its original location. For example, the positioning of the star at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was…

Austria: The Most Threatening of the Far Righ...

5332342342In 1967 the actor Richard Harris played the lead in the film of the musical Camelot. He acted the part well, but his singing could best be described as “hopeful”. In effect he spoke the lyrics on pitch, in a tone of trembling hysteria designed to…

Rigging Elections in Georgia, Russia and the ...

5453Whenever national-level elections take place in any country, other countries have an interest in the outcome. Major powers want to make sure smaller ones continue to toe-the-line, or are ripe for conversion to their side of the argument…

Brexit “Bunglers” Suddenly Find Out What A Go...

Journal NEO Collage 6538So she lasted the weekend. No one knew exactly what would happen to the UK after it voted to leave the European Union, as there were promises but no plan. But what has happened, and…

Tricks and Trades of the Matrix – Weste...

4523213123There is no such thing as a neutral education system. It either teaches people to buy into the existing status quo and support it, or gives them problem-solving skills in order for them to change it. This is why foreign…

Why Lebanon Has To Be Made Into A Problem

5634342333When you write articles on international affairs you hope your words will do some good. A lot of people may not like what you say, but you don’t do this sometimes dangerous job unless you want your writing to have a positive effect…

AFD: Germany Gives Birth to New Monster, Wet-...

Now the dust has settled after an extraordinary week in Germany, we can see that this country is setting a new and disturbing agenda. What other countries had nightmares about, Germany is doing…

May Tries to Avert Disaster by Running Away f...

56435345345On September 22nd Theresa May made what she regarded as an important speech on Brexit. She was obliged to give this speech because the Brexit negotiations have collapsed, due to the inability of the UK side to present a clear…

South China Sea: the UK Intervenes On Its Kne...

7654444Whichever side of the Brexit debate you are on, things don’t look too good at the moment. Those who voted Leave are seeing the pound fall sharply, jobs disappearing, no trade deals with other countries and the huge amount of work…

Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis is Killing the W...

56234233123Myanmar, the place we used to call Burma, has come back into the spotlight Western governments always try and keep it away from. Much is going on here, and too, many contradictions … but why? There is a well-known management…

Pakistan: Another “Major Strategic Part...

75544So the Trump White House is really on the ball now. After suddenly discovering what North Korea has always been, it has done the same with Pakistan, and is trying to cover its essential ignorance by saying how unhappy it is about it…

What China Wants Tomorrow, Mongolia Does Toda...

HonorGRussia and China are emerging powers with the potential to rule the world, at the expense of the current balance of power. Sometimes they are in partnership, sometimes in conflict. Consequently every move these countries make is…


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