US Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump is Serious
Opinion

US Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump is Serious

On January 2nd, the U.S. Republican Party’s Wall Street Journal headlined «Tensions Within GOP Rise Over How to Handle Russia», and reported that the policy toward Russia by the incoming Republican President Donald Trump is being opposed not only by Democrats in the U.S. Congress, but also by some Republicans, and perhaps even by enough Republicans to jeopardize…

Politicizing Victimhood: Human Rights as a Propaganda Weapon in Aleppo and Mosul
Opinion

Politicizing Victimhood: Human Rights as a Propaganda Weapon in Aleppo and Mosul

Despite continued clashes between the government and rebel forces, the ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia appears to have significantly reduced the violence in Syria. Following the fall of Aleppo to Assad’s forces, we should be reflecting upon what lessons can be drawn from Syria. I would offer a few. First, in wars that involve…

‘You Protect Us, We Protect You’: Israel Mulls Legal Immunity Extension for IDF Soldiers
Middle East

‘You Protect Us, We Protect You’: Israel Mulls Legal Immunity Extension for IDF Soldiers

Israel is considering new “balanced” legislation which just about presents Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) with a license to kill without fear of being prosecuted. Plans for the new legislation have been announced by Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, and comes at a time of deep divisions in Israeli society over the manslaughter conviction of…