American Civil War: Of Roman Plagues, Handmaid’s Tales & the Real Geopolitics of Fiction

American Civil War: Of Roman Plagues, Handmaid’s Tales & the Real Geopolitics of Fiction

Biden’s foreign policy and his attitude to the EU seems to be a clone of Trump’s. Which oddly and incredibly, lends more to the Handmaid scenario than it does Black Mirror. How can we explain how Australia, Britain, Austria, Italy, and more have gone the path of arbitrary and capricious detention and exclusion from society?…

Is the Western Hemisphere Hurling Towards a ‘Covid Civil War’?

Is the Western Hemisphere Hurling Towards a ‘Covid Civil War’?

Vaccine passports in major cities will be viewed as an abuse of political power for ulterior motives, Robert Bridge writes. Apartheid conditions are being created in Western countries between the vaccinated and ‘anti-vaxxers.’ And with the introduction of vaccine passports, which could theoretically deny the unvaccinated the most basic and essential services, things could get…

One Year on from the Devastating Beirut Port Blast, No-One’s been Held Accountable and Lebanon Is Sliding Towards Civil War

One Year on from the Devastating Beirut Port Blast, No-One’s been Held Accountable and Lebanon Is Sliding Towards Civil War

Fuelled by outside powers more interested in fomenting anti-Hezbollah and anti-Iranian feelings than helping impoverished people, the country is a tinder-box plagued by corruption, economic strife and sectarian divides. One year ago today, the horrific Beirut Port explosion ravaged Lebanon’s capital, claiming over 217 lives and escalating already boiling tensions in a country embroiled in…

The Situation in Somalia May Trigger a New Civil War

The Situation in Somalia May Trigger a New Civil War

In the last few months the situation in Somalia has gradually been getting worse. With the country about to hold elections, increasingly violent confrontations between supporters of the president, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, and opposition supporters, mass demonstrations and terrorist attacks by Al-Shabaab (banned in the Russian Federation), there is a risk that another civil war…