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Bernie Sanders Starts Mentioning the Military Budget Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Bernie Sanders has added the existence of foreign policy onto the bottom of emails like the one below, after having posted a video of himself quoting the usual Eisenhower quotes on military spending. These changes match the request made when World BEYOND War and RootsAction.org asked 100 prominent..

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Suspending Choice: The Patrick Melrose Series Monday, December 31st, 2018

Ashes, even when washed way, can haunt the living. A cracked Patrick Melrose has come to retrieve the cremated remains of this late father. He is addicted, indulgent, outrageous. He drinks and doses to excess; his moments of brief sobriety are nothing more than painful interludes in poor living and..

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LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019 Sunday, December 30th, 2018

The main transformative trends in 2018 that will affect next year will concern at least the following three different global and interconnected sectors: Economic & Financial Area; Security; Dismantling of the Old World Order. Economic & Financial Area Regarding the economic and..

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Corrupt Spineless Iraqi Legislators Are Right Saturday, December 29th, 2018

You’ve got 5,000 armed foreign troops stationed in your country. You don’t say a word until the idiot foreign emperor stages a surprise visit. Then you’re outraged principally because he didn’t notify you or meet with you or put up any pretense that your country belonged to you in any way...

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Investment Summit in March 2019 Friday, December 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Investment Summit-2019 is taking place in the capital on March 29-30, 2019 in a bid to promote Nepal as an attractive destination for foreign investment. The summit is to be organized by the Government of Nepal and co-organized by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and..

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No Climate Change without a generational interval

The newly elected President of Costa Rica, one of the world’s youngest heads of state, 38-year-old former journalist Carlos Alvarado, has vowed to fully decarbonise the country’s economy and makes it the first carbon-neutral nation in the world by 2021, on the 200th anniversary of its..

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The Misuses of History: The Christmas 1914 Truce

All memorialised events, when passing into mythology, must be seen critically. In some cases, there should be more than a hint of suspicion. The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains one sentimentalised occasion, remembered less to scold the mad mechanised forces of death led by regressive castes than to..

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Orbán’s Latest Dance Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Viktor Orbán of Hungary is not to be hectored to. Arching with fury at the EU’s September motion to sanction Hungary for bad behaviour under the Article 7 process, he was resolved to ratchet things up. The motion, while getting 448 votes concerned about judicial independence, corruption, freedom..

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Leaving Syria: President Trump’s Withdrawal Friday, December 21st, 2018

“The President announced an apparently impulsive decision that shook the world, showed little sign of nuanced consideration, confounded top advisers and by the end of the day left Washington in chaos and confusion.” So goes a typical contribution from CNN, this time by Stephen Collinson,..

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Agreed Rules, COP24 and Climate Change Protest Thursday, December 20th, 2018

“If children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we can all do together if we really wanted to.” -Greta Thunberg at COP24, Dec. 2018 The world, if it goes off in a burn, will do so courtesy of the rules - or their elastic interpretation. It was a..

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Tumblr and the Cult of the Safe Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Be aware of the titty. Or pudenda. Or anything else suggesting a copulative angle familiar to most adults with a decent constituency of desire. The world of Tumblr, home of the expressive identity and sexual subculture, has shrunk before the pressings of those averse to the flesh, and much more..

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SRI LANKAN PRIME MINISTER SHOULD NOW EXHIBIT STATESMANSHIP Monday, December 17th, 2018

With the reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, many political observers around the world think that democratic practices in Sri Lanka has emerged triumphant. Earlier, when President Maithripala Srisena sacked Ranil Wickremesinghe from the position of Prime Minister..

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The Kosovo Blunder: Moves Towards a Standing Army Sunday, December 16th, 2018

There never is a time not to worry in the Balkans. The next conflict always seems to be peering around the corner with a malicious enthusiasm, eager to spring at points of demagogic advantage and personal suffering. The centrepieces of future disaster in the region tend to be Kosovo and Bosnia. The..

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Himalayan nation Nepal gets first modern train tracks Friday, December 14th, 2018

By Binaj Gurubacharya, JANAKPUR, (AP): The competition between two Asian giants, India and China, for influence over tiny Nepal is yielding a bonanza in the form of the Himalayan mountain nation’s first modern railway — and possibly more to come. New shiny rails connecting the 34 kilometers..

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Freedom, Sovereign Debt, Generational Accounting and other Myths Thursday, December 13th, 2018

“How to draw the line between the recent and still unsettled EU-EURO crisis and Asia’s success story? Well, it might be easier than it seems: Neither Europe nor Asia has any alternative. The difference is that Europe well knows there is no alternative – and therefore is multilateral. Asia..

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A Coming Shift In US Security Policy In The South China Sea? – Analysis Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The new movie “Vice” purports to tell the story of former US Vice President Dick Cheney’s rise to power and the damage he did to the U.S., other countries, and US..