“Aux Armes, Citoyens”: The Stage-Managed French Elections

“Aux Armes, Citoyens”: The Stage-Managed French Elections

Macron’s second presidency was as calculatingly managed by France’s liberal elite as his first. As the country’s economic and geographic schisms widen further, yesterday’s Yellow Vest protests will seem like a tea party by comparison. In the end, it happened exactly like the French establishment designed it. I called it last December in a column…

What Do the Results of the Parliamentary Elections in Iraq Testify to?

What Do the Results of the Parliamentary Elections in Iraq Testify to?

Given this political alignment in Iraq, a faint outline of an inclusive government could emerge in the near future. This scenario is possible if the Shiite political groups agree on the representation of all groups of political influence. The parliamentary elections held in Iraq on October 10, 2021 led to significant transformations in the political…

America Leader of the Free World? How to Forget U.S. Interference in Foreign Elections

America Leader of the Free World? How to Forget U.S. Interference in Foreign Elections

Joe Biden should read up on the history of American political and military interventions, regime changes and electoral interference worldwide. After only five months in office, President Joe Biden has already become notorious for his verbal gaffes and mis-spokes, so much so that an admittedly Republican-partisan physician has suggested that he be tested to determine…

After a Long Period in the Wilderness Things Are Looking Up for Iran

After a Long Period in the Wilderness Things Are Looking Up for Iran

The recent Iranian presidential election saw the Conservative Ebrahim Raisi elected to power, albeit from a small turnout of Iranian voters of less than 50% of the eligible electorate. Raisi is more conservative than his predecessor Hassan Rouhani, but there is unlikely to be significant changes to Iranian government policy, both foreign and domestic. There…