Trump, Subterfuge and Endgame: Now We Know What He's Up To!

During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, which were effectively a 30 year civil war, one of the issues which generated…

Who Benefits from the Iranian Scientist’s Assassination?

In any zero-sum competition, one man’s loss is another man’s gain. This is especially true of intense geo-political rivalries characterized…

Syria Falls Victim to US Highway Robbery

Recently, you can very frequently see in the reports of the Middle Eastern media information that the United States is…

South Korea’s Financial Pyramid Schemes: Is its Leadership Complicit?

Only just recently, this author wrote about a high-profile scandal that involved the South Korean Minister of Justice. Up until…

Behind Viktor Orban’s Defiance of a Brussels ‘Rule of Law’

Within the European Union in recent weeks the governments of Hungary and Poland have come under massive pressure from the…

US Struggles for Relevance in Southeast Asia


While many around the globe are hopeful that a change at the White House means a change for US foreign policy – many of the most contentious and disruptive aspects of US foreign policy carried out over the last 4 years were simply a continuation of policy that had already been in motion for years beforehand – and are policies that are unlikely to change…

Iran is Once Again Under Terrorist Attack


Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for “final punishment” for those behind the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, for the murder of whom the Iranians directly accused Israel and the United States behind it. In his statement, the Supreme Leader called Mohsen “an outstanding man and an outstanding scientist…

On the Visit made by the Australian Prime Minister to Japan


In a series of notable recent events taking place in the Indo-Pacific region, a prominent spot was occupied by the visit made by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Japan on November 17, where he held talks with his counterpart,  Yoshihide Suga. Following that, a “Joint Statement” was issued…

Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenian Defeat Trades One War 4-Another


The outcome of the Karabakh war is turning me into more of a cynic. I keep hoping it’s just a phase. However, based on the reality on the ground, not only in Azerbaijan and Armenia but the region as a whole, many questions are coming to mind. Now is the time to reflect on what comes next, and how the political balance has been recalibrated…

Fakhrizadeh's Assassination Will Bring Security to Neither the US nor Israel


On November 27th, the treacherous murder that was committed in the suburbs of Tehran on a Friday, a holy day for all Muslims, of the leading Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh elicited strong reaction not only from the Iranian public, but from Israel, the United States, and the entire world. The scientist was an iconic figure who represented…

A New Strategy for China with Biden? Or is it Too Late?


During the Obama era, in which Biden served as Vice President, the US approached China quite differently. Will Biden be able to revert to a softer strategy? Donald Trump’s trade war with China is now being hailed by voices of Neoliberalism as an accomplishment. An editorial in The Economist wrote: “The achievement of the Trump administration…

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