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, [...]
Afghanistan Demanded Peace And Received The Mother Of All Bombs

Afghanistan Demanded Peace And Received The Mother Of All Bombs

By Nake M. Kamrany. and Chris Smiley, University of Florida, Independent Filmmaker and Journalist The U.S. dropping the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan (MOAB, which comes from original term Massive Ordinance Air Blast) is reminiscent [...]
The Alarming Worldwide Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

The Alarming Worldwide Alliance of Parties on the Far Right

By Lawrence Wittner.     Political parties on the far right are today enjoying a surge of support and access to government power that they have not experienced since their heyday in the 1930s. This phenomenon is particularly striking [...]
War against ISIS: Defeat or a win?

War against ISIS: Defeat or a win?

     By Aamina Khan.   Syrian war has emerged as the worst nightmare of 21st century. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein described the war in Syria as “the worst [...]
In Defense of "Third World Countries” Immigrants

In Defense of “Third World Countries” Immigrants

By Sami Jamil.   The other day, a friend of mine complained to me about America’s need for “White immigrants” and that America needs “White” immigrants and not immigrants from “Third World countries”, which prompted [...]
America First or America Leads?

America First or America Leads?

By Julian French. “Think’st thou that duty shall have dread to speak, when power to flattery bows? To plainness honour’s bound when majesty falls to folly”. King Lear, William Shakespeare Cosmos Club, Washington DC. 8 April. What [...]
Syrian attacks: Lessons and repercussions

Syrian attacks: Lessons and repercussions

  By Barry Shaw.   The news in early April circled two attacks in Syria. One was the horrendous chemical weapons launched from Syrian warplanes. The world was sickened by the sight of dead and dying children and babies chocking on [...]
Why Did Islamic State Choose to Threaten China at This Time?

Why Did Islamic State Choose to Threaten China at This Time?

By Roie Yellinek.   IS video threatening China, via 动感纪元 YouTube channel   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As the power of the Islamic State (IS) declines, it is becoming less menacing and less able to sow fear in the world at large. [...]
Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances In Science And Technology?

Can Our Social Institutions Catch Up With Advances In Science And Technology?

  By Lawrence Wittner.   H.G. Wells, one of the most prolific and prominent novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, consistently warned his contemporaries that social institutions were not evolving fast enough [...]
Why is the Old West at War with Itself?

Why is the Old West at War with Itself?

By Julian French.   “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors”. Plato Budapest, Hungary, 21 March. Plato’s Republic is in many ways a treatise against political [...]
There Is A Constitutional Avenue To Remove Trump That Is Not Impeachment

There Is A Constitutional Avenue To Remove Trump That Is Not Impeachment

By Rich Rubino. This is a tall order considering that the GOP controls both the Cabinet and the Congress. NICHOLAS KAMM VIA GETTY IMAGES From Twitter tirades to bombastic statements, some critics of President Donald Trump are [...]