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Heroes

Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 75 comments

All the “nobody” people.

Americans Killed By Terrorists since 9/11.

Written By: - Date published: 8:39 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 27 comments

Killed in the USA?

Voices of Aleppo.

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, December 31st, 2016 - 172 comments

Ordinary Syrian people on Aleppo.

Question…

Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, December 20th, 2016 - 84 comments

On Aleppo.

I’m a Muslim, an Immigrant and I voted Trump

Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, November 14th, 2016 - 234 comments

Take a deep breath and transcend your fear.

ISIS Crisis

Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 84 comments

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.

Jill Stein: a Clinton Presidency could mean nuclear war with Russia

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, October 16th, 2016 - 219 comments

Hillary Clinton’s no-fly zone policy for Syria as declared in the second presidential election means air war with Russia.

Alert Memo to President Obama: it’s better to Jaw Jaw Jaw than War War War

Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, October 5th, 2016 - 68 comments

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity advise Obama that the best way to get out of the dangerously escalating hawkish jam that parts of his government have put him in is to meet directly with Putin.

The Propaganda War

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments

Under the rubble of lies…

Someone in Hamilton is racist as well as stupid

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 36 comments

Someone in Hamilton thinks that someone who wears a turban must be an ISIS supporting terrorist.

Syrian flash point just got flash pointier

Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, August 20th, 2016 - 102 comments

The major powers are ramping up the stakes in Syria in a big way.

Military coup underway in Turkey: Erdo-gone?

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 16th, 2016 - 135 comments

The attempted military coup appears to have been quickly and effectively put down by pro-Erdogan forces.

Istanbul airport bombing

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, June 30th, 2016 - 62 comments

Condolences to all family and friends of the victims.

Mission Creep

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 pm, June 20th, 2016 - 50 comments

The military mission to Iraq is to be extended by another 18 months, much to nobody’s surprise. John Key has put the creep into the mission.

Why American Foreign Policy still matters

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 14th, 2016 - 17 comments

So what should the next President of the United States focus on?  Military power or economic domination or international institutions?

Easter Monday Round Up

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.

Putin’s “surprise” partial withdrawal from Syria

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?

Turkey is in trouble and the US is part of it

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.

General Lord Dannatt: UK should work with Assad in Syria

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.

Syria escalating

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?

The unexpected oil crisis

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?

Saudi Arabia and the free trade deal

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, January 6th, 2016 - 113 comments

David Shearer has disagreed with the Greens that New Zealand should suspend negotiations on the free trade agreement with Saudi Arabia until it improves its human rights record.

The major world risks in 2016

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 14 comments

Ad reviews Eurasia’s appraisal of global risks the world faces in 2016.

Barbaric Death Cult or friend and ally?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 4th, 2016 - 49 comments

Spot the difference.

Jeremy Corbyn’s first hundred days

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,

Treachery and silly season political snippets

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.

Collision course Syria

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.

UK votes to bomb Syria

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, December 3rd, 2015 - 81 comments

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Allahu Quackbar!

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, November 29th, 2015 - 70 comments

4chan bombs Isis. Now that’s the way to hurt them!

International law and the Turkish shootdown of the RuAF Su-24

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?

Corbyn – no convincing case for UK bombing of Syria

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.

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