Daily Archive: May 5, 2019

The Increasingly Complicated Game of Libya Chequers Pitches Old Enemies Against One Another – Plus New Ones

The last few days of April feel like Shakespeare’s ides of March for geopolitical star gazers in the MENA region. It’s often written that weak elites in the region are watching Algeria and Libya very carefully to see how much of a people’s revolution can permeate into other countries. But in reality all leaders of the MENA region are studying...

The Muslim Brotherhood Ban: Trump’S Deadly Message to Arabs and White Islamophobes

US President Donald Trump is not influenced by dictators. He is not really embarrassed by what they do and he does not have their back for want of a reliable alternative. Trump supports dictators because he agrees with them. His polices and theirs are, to a remarkable degree, aligned.  After the release of the Mueller report, Trump, who no longer thinks his presidency is...

How Ukraine’s War Is to Be Settled: Zelenskiy, Crimea, and Donbass

On April 30th, Ukraine’s Central Election Commission announced that after the final voting tabulations (which included more than 13% of Ukrainians living abroad), Volodmyr Zelensky had beaten the sitting President, Petro Poroshenko, by a vote of 73.22% to 24.45%. The biggest single issue that Ukraine’s new President will be dealing with is going to be whether to continue, or to end, Ukraine’s...

American War Crimes in Afghanistan Exposed by WikiLeaks and a New UN Report

WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange languishes in a British maximum security prison for exposing American war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. All those politicians and so called journalists who applauded Assange’s arrest are deafening silent when it comes to American war crimes in countries such as Afghanistan. This conspiracy of silence includes the International Criminal Court which, to its eternal shame,...

Poland Wants to Pioneer a New Future for Europe

Prime Minister Morawiecki’s op-ed for Politico articulated Poland’s five-point plan for pioneering a new future for the EU after this month’s European Parliamentary elections. The Political Context Of Poland’s Op-Ed The upcoming European Parliamentary elections later this month will be a watershed moment in the EU’s history if EuroRealist parties gain like they’re expected to at the expense of their...

The UK Might Follow Russia and Ban Parliamentarians from Having Foreign Financial Assets

The UK should be applauded if it follows Russia’s lead and bans parliamentarians from having any kind of foreign financial assets, but it would ultimately be counterproductive if it doesn’t issue a blanket ban and only prohibits ones from Russia and China. The UK’s Sunday Times reported over the weekend that London was considering legislation banning so-called “red money” from...