After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

After Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan, the Chaos Is Spreading to Ethiopia and Soon to Eritrea

The Ethiopian National Electoral Commission has postponed the September 2020 parliamentary elections because of the Covid epidemic. The TPLF (the main Tigrayan political party) has nevertheless decided to hold the elections in its region of Tigray, thus clearly seceding from the rest of the country. The federal government obviously did not recognise these elections. The…

Russia’s Response to an Illegal Immigrant Invasion Would Be Different from Poland’s

Russia’s Response to an Illegal Immigrant Invasion Would Be Different from Poland’s

While the Russian and Polish strategies towards illegal immigrant invaders are the same – assuming that terrorists might be among them out of an abundance of caution, doing everything that’s needed to neutralize the threat, feeling uncomfortable about such a threat amassing in neighboring nations, and preaching national unity during such a time of crisis…

Theater of Absurd… Pentagon Demands Russia Explain Troops on Russian Soil

Theater of Absurd… Pentagon Demands Russia Explain Troops on Russian Soil

There is something of the theater of absurd in American and European posturing. But it’s far from funny. It’s menacingly deranged. The United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin this week performed impressive, albeit pathetic, mental gymnastics. In a press conference, the Pentagon chief called on Russia to be more transparent about troop movements “on…

Adept in Pan-Ottomanism, Erdogan Got Carried Away Playing Soldiers

Adept in Pan-Ottomanism, Erdogan Got Carried Away Playing Soldiers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well known for his resounding appeals built on the political doctrine of Pan-Ottomanism, which emerged in Turkey in the 1970s, according to which all subjects of the Ottoman Empire are members of a single nation, the Ottomans. However, such verbal passage has been recently increasingly followed by actual actions,…

Mackindergarten Lesson

Mackindergarten Lesson

The Heartland plus population plus production plus sea power: that’s the end of the “Columbian Age”. In 1904, the British geographer, Halford Mackinder, read a paper named “The Geographical Pivot of History” at the Royal Geographical Society. In the paper he advanced a hypothesis on the influence of geographic reality on world power relationships. This…

President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination

President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination

Despite a treasure trove of new research and information having emerged over the last fifty-eight years, there are many people who still think who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why are unanswerable questions. They have drunk what Dr. Martin Schotz has called “the waters of uncertainty” that results “in a state of confusion in…