What Really Happened in Iran?
Opinion

What Really Happened in Iran?

On November 15, a wave of protests engulfed over 100 Iranian cities as the government resorted to an extremely unpopular measure: a fuel tax hike of as much as 300%, without a semblance of a PR campaign to explain the reasons. Iranians, after all, have reflexively condemned subsidy removals for years now – especially related…

Rumours of NATO’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
Opinion

Rumours of NATO’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

The decision to “downgrade” the NATO’s historic summit meeting in London on the 70th anniversary of the alliance to a mere “Leaders’ Meeting” implied that no joint declaration or communique would need to be issued after the event. That was smart thinking. The apprehension was that the sharp differences amongst the alliance partners on many…

China Escalation Assures America’s Unmitigated March in the Direction of Stupidity Will Continue
Opinion

China Escalation Assures America’s Unmitigated March in the Direction of Stupidity Will Continue

Since a few things became clear to me last year, I’ve consistently forecasted a significant worsening in U.S.-China relations and remained adamant that all the happy talk of trade deals and breakthroughs is just a lot of hot air. What first appeared to be a unique quirk of Donald Trump has morphed into bipartisan consensus…