Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, May 15th, 2016 - 8 comments
According to the Herald on Sunday, some people aren’t just sitting back waiting for the Chilcot report to be released before deciding what to do. Some people are getting geared up.
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, April 28th, 2016 - 11 comments
“Opposition Leader Andrew Little has visited New Zealand troops at Camp Taji, Iraq. Mr Little also met with Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obedih and senior military officials from the Coalition forces in Iraq. He now heads to Jordan to see the unfolding refugee crisis first hand.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, April 25th, 2016 - 62 comments
Today is Anzac Day, 101 years since ANZAC forces began the Gallipoli campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, March 28th, 2016 - 101 comments
Three news items stand out from the long weekend. Actor Robert De Niro being inoculated against anti-vaxxers, ISIS being driven out of Palmyra and the free part of Ireland celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising. All are milestones of sorts, markers of positive change.
Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, March 21st, 2016 - 86 comments
Russia is pulling out a large part of its forces in Syria. Is this a sign of Putin’s success – or a retreat that gives evidence to Putin and Russia’s weakness?
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 33 comments
The Middle East temperature is heating up and Turkey is finding itself in trouble on many fronts.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 21st, 2016 - 88 comments
Russia understands how to defeat ISIS and the UK should be helping not opposing them, says a former UK Army chief of staff.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments
For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, February 14th, 2016 - 37 comments
Turkey has started shelling the US backed Kurdish forces that are fighting against ISIS. What could go wrong?
Written By: - Date published: 5:18 am, January 26th, 2016 - 20 comments
Today is Australia Day, the federal celebration of the invasion of the big island to the west of us. Journalist Stan Grant lays bare the Australian Dream in a stunning contribution to the recent IQ2Oz debate. Clearly, as the video shows, saying sorry isn’t enough.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, January 16th, 2016 - 186 comments
The world is currently facing a problem that even a few years ago was unthinkable. Oil is cheap and demand has dropped out of the market. What are the geopolitical implications of this?
Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 13 comments
Ad reviews Eurasia’s appraisal of global risks the world faces in 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, January 4th, 2016 - 76 comments
In the US of A the armed invasion of a State Building by a group determined to hold onto the building has been met with no response from the police.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 4th, 2016 - 49 comments
Spot the difference.
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, January 3rd, 2016 - 52 comments
Jeremy Corbyn has recently experienced his 100th day in office as Labour Leader. And despite many predictions of his untimely demise the impression is that he may just hold on and make a difference,
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, December 23rd, 2015 - 61 comments
There’s still a few MPs “on duty”. Their function is to maintain the semblance of active government and to roll out a bunch of announcements they hope will escape full scrutiny.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, December 15th, 2015 - 10 comments
At the heart of the project is the tension between national interests and individual rights. Questions about how to balance these interests are not new, but they have been brought into sharp focus by recent international events.
Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, December 10th, 2015 - 19 comments
Like a stopped watch, Peter Dunne sometimes gets it right.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, December 5th, 2015 - 81 comments
Russia is backing anti-Islamist Kurds in Northern Syria to control their own territory, and acting directly against the interests of the jihadist groups that Turkey, a NATO member, is supporting. The temperature will only rise from here.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, December 4th, 2015 - 147 comments
UK MP Hilary Benn has given one of the finest speeches Westminster has heard in years in the debate over Syria. It will go down as a defining moment in the fight against Daesh and proves that bombing alone is not the answer. Watch it. It’s how politics can be, when done right.
Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, November 29th, 2015 - 70 comments
4chan bombs Isis. Now that’s the way to hurt them!
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments
Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for Turkey other than using lethal force?
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, November 27th, 2015 - 27 comments
An alternative view to Te Reo Putake’s post concerning Jeremy Corbyn and the bombing of Syria.