I Now Officially Believe it Was Russians

I Now Officially Believe it Was Russians

By Marcus J. Ranum.   In various postings this year, I’ve been guarded about the Russian attribution of the DNC email hacks. As I said in [stderr]: To accurately establish attribution, you need evidence and understanding: Evidence [...]
Luther, Europe and the First Hard Brexit

Luther, Europe and the First Hard Brexit

By Julian French.    “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write”. Martin Luther Alphen, Netherlands. 31 October.  Five hundred years ago to the day a little known academic and theologian in a small, obscure German [...]
N.A.T.O.A.I?

N.A.T.O.A.I?

By Julian French.  “Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe”. H.G. Wells Yesterday, I took part in a small but great meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. The purpose of the meeting [...]
Plan B for Catalonia

Plan B for Catalonia

By Josep Colomer. The outcome of the referendum for independence called by the Government of Catalonia on October 1, against the means of the Spanish government, is the “Plan B” of the two players. The Catalan government’s [...]
China Is The United States Real Target In The North Korean Dispute

China Is The United States Real Target In The North Korean Dispute

By Sebastian Sarbu. The real reason for the tensions in ASIA is the economic competition and confrontation between the Euro-Asian and the Euro-American blocks. The United States are sure to gain, economically and financially, from maintaining [...]
NATO, Canada, and the U.S. Bank of Mom and Dad

NATO, Canada, and the U.S. Bank of Mom and Dad

By Julian French.   Republished in my blog by kind permission of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, which published this piece on 25 August, 2017 as part of the NATO Series. “Is your [Canadian] plan as cunning as a fox who’s just [...]
Rohingyas’ Deportation

Rohingyas’ Deportation: India Violates In’t Law

  By Syed Qamar Rizvi.   Needless to say, Modi’s government in India has no regards about the sanctity of international norms or international law seen from New Delhi ‘s negative initiative to unjustifiably deport the Rohingya [...]
What Do We Really Want in an American President?

What Do We Really Want in an American President?

By Joseph R. Cerami.   What qualities do we want in our American president?  Do we look for style or substance, experience or potential, skills or knowledge, vision or values, or all of the above?  Some ideas from leadership studies [...]
Democrats Do Not Need a Unifying Message to Win Mid-Term Elections

Democrats Do Not Need a Unifying Message to Win Mid-Term Elections

By Rich Rubino. Delineating a national agenda and requiring each candidate to follow is not the best way for the Democrats to take control of the U.S. Congress in 2018. After a political party loses the White House, voices call for [...]
'Tweet-Thee and Tweet-Dumb'

‘Tweet-Thee and Tweet-Dumb’

By Allen Schmertzler.   Well, how is “Make America Great Again” working for you? Six long and nauseating months into Trump’s presidential circus act and all we have to show for it is insane garbled comments each more contradictory [...]
Brexit: For the Sake of Britain and Europe

Brexit: For the Sake of Britain and Europe

By Julian French.    ‘“Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom; and a great empire and little minds go ill together”. Edmund Burke   Nostalgia and Utopia Alphen, Netherlands. 15 June. Some time ago I wrote [...]
Middle East: A New War On The Horizon

Middle East: A New War On The Horizon

By Sebastian Sarbu. 7 Arab countries, namely Saudi Arabia (the leader), the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Libya, the Maldives, Yemen, and Bahrain have imposed a blockade against Qatar, and are accusing them of financing terrorism and association [...]
National Illusions and Global Realities

National Illusions and Global Realities

By Lawrence Wittner.   For as long as they have existed, nations have clung to the illusion that their military strength guarantees their security. The problem with this kind of thinking is that the military power that one nation considers [...]
Did The Outcome Of The French Election Merely Postpone Le Pen?

Did The Outcome Of The French Election Merely Postpone Le Pen?

By Ivan Eland.   Monday, May 15, 2017 — France, Europe, and the world breathed a sigh of relief after the French elections gave “centrist” Emmanuel Macron a resounding thirty-percentage point victory over “populist” [...]
The Strategic Ambition of NATO and Command Structure Changes

The Strategic Ambition of NATO and Command Structure Changes

By Silviu Craescu. The evolution of the strategic situation in Europe has only the most obvious resort deficiencies and vulnerabilities that the command  structure of NATO had been present for years. For this reason,  in Warsaw,  the [...]
Risk of War in Asia

Risk of War in Asia

By Sebastian Sarbu. Washington is analyzing the military option in the case of North Korea’s nuclear program. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis declared that North Korea represents a more serious threat to the United States and the international [...]
Video: U.S. Crimes of Genocide against Korea: “We Killed Off – What – 20% of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea…”

Video: U.S. Crimes of Genocide against Korea: “We Killed Off – What – 20% of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea…”

By Michel Chossudovsky.   The crimes committed by the US against the people of Korea in the course of the Korean War but also in its aftermath are unprecedented in modern history. “We Killed Off – What – Twenty Percent of the [...]
The Shrinking French President

The Shrinking French President

  By Josep Colomer.   The President of France will never be again what it was. From an elected dictator and a “sacred leader”, he has become a first among equals. After General De Gaulle established the 5th Republic via [...]
Is It the End of the European Empire?

Is It the End of the European Empire?

By Josep Colomer.   Is It the End of the European Empire? Those of us who have been characterizing the European Union as an ‘Empire’ emphasize that empires are distinguished by their internal asymmetries and that they expand [...]
The Mother of All Bombs

The Mother of All Bombs

By Marcus J. Ranum.   It’s really sad to see that the US military is so desperate and stupid that they had to try showing how capable they are, by showing how capable they aren’t. Dropping a humongous explosive on a useless target, [...]