November 2017


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The Week That Was…

When is a coup not a coup?  Apparently in Zimbabwe it’s not a coup when Major General Sibusio Moyo, in full military fatigues, accompanied by…


Pressure Cooker Politics

Recent events in Zimbabwe have underscored the fragility, failings and dangers of unrepresentative government and the absence of the rule of law exercised by an…



China, China, China

Between the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in which General Secretary Xi Jinping effectively gave himself an indefinite mandate as leader and the perfectly choreographed…



The Week That Was.

A week in which there were two major stories, which were about a lot more than just the headlines. The first was the fallout from…




Things We Lost In The Mire – 44

BAHRAIN/LEBANON – Bahrain has ordered all its citizens in Lebanon to “leave immediately” after the country’s Prime Minister Saad al -Hariri resigned while in Saudi…