Withdrawal of Patriot Missiles from Saudi Arabia Only the First Step
Many questions have been asked over the years about the special relationship between Saudi Arabia and the West. Despite the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, the continued war on Yemen, and the Saudi-led blockade on neighbouring Qatar, and their many ramifications, the Kingdom has continued to enjoy Western support, much like […]
Political & Media Spin in Pandemic Times
Where the US leads, the rest of the world is bound to follow. That is the reality of living with a superpower. So it is no surprise to see Trump’s response to the pandemic being repeated in places like Poland and Hungary – not healthcare support, but political opportunism. Various Heads of State and governments […]
The Blame Game but Where Does It Lead?
The world has rarely, if ever, seen anything like this Covid-19 crisis. Consequently there are few signposts for how to deal with it. But we are still human beings, and on that basis alone, there are certain things we know. Trump is dealing with it by trying to hold back money due to the WHO, […]
Is Trump Looking for Greener Pastures in Greenland?
An island, territory or just a big chunk of frozen ice, which few can even locate on the map, is now again gaining geopolitical attention. When John Kerry should have been helping the Democrats in their presidential election campaign, he was flown to the South Pole. Now the US its turning its attention to Greenland, […]
COID-2019: Life Imitates Art in Kentucky
Happenstance is too close to reality, at least based on recent news in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and elsewhere in the United States. In spite of all the precautions which may only delay the impending pandemic, few places will be safe—not even rural Kentucky. As an old school friend of mine wrote: You escaped just […]
Trump-Modi Bonhomie: Mostly Showmanship, Little Action!
President Donald Trump’s visit to India on February 24—the eighth of any US president—is being lauded by India’s domestic media as the greatest ever. This may be an exaggeration, but it did produce a series of arms deals and co-operation agreements in nuclear and conventional energy. What was missing however was any large or transformative […]
BC: US-funded “Disinformation Oversight” of Bio Weapons Prevention Programmes in Georgia
BC stands for NEO’s Banned Classic. This article was originally published by our journal on 09.10.18 For some reason, this article is missing from Google search results. Since this article remains pretty relevant to those geopolitical events that are taking place on the geopolitical stage today, we deem it possible to present it to our readers once again. […]
US Agency for Global Media: the Empire’s Newest Propaganda Arm
My first reaction to learning about the creation of a new government agency, the US Agency for Global Media, was one of complete surprise and ANGER. Does not the US government already have at its disposal enough purported media – VOA and democracy support groups, NDI, collaborating media and a wide range of related agencies? […]
Real Agenda of Kuala Lumpur Islamic Summit Plans Derailed by Saudi Arabia
There is more to the divide in the Muslim world than the schism between the Sunni and Shiite sects. This was recently proven by the apparent failure of an Islamic Summit, not due to good intentions but spoilers. 2019 ended with a Kuala Lumpur Summit organised by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Its stated purpose was to […]
Armenians and Armenian Genocide Useful Tools for US-Turkish Policy
The latest Armenian related news, in the US Senate, follows on from the House Resolution from the end of October. Such genocide recognition is a testament to the tenacity of the Armenian-American advocacy community, within the context of broader US-Turkish relations. The motivations behind the vote are open to debate, especially now that Turkey is […]
Does Trump’s Choice of New Ambassador to Georgia Mean Anything?
I consider that Kelly Dengan, the pending US Ambassador appointment to Georgia covers lots of territory, as I wrote to the daughter of a journalist who is helping her mother writing an article on Georgian-Ukrainian relations and he asked for some insight—from the perspective of an outsider and English speaker. I told how her mother […]
Latest on ASF: Dead Boars Washed Up on a Danish Shore
It is highly doubtful that pigs can swim great distances, especially if sick with flu. Despite this, a colleague from Denmark recently wrote what would make a shocking headline, and would be a great conspiracy story on top of that. He said; “several dead boars were recently found on Danish shores – coincidence, or is […]