2018


Stones vs Avalanche

In the wake of the victory in the House of Representatives, Democrats are preparing to hurl stones at President Trump. The Donald—flushed with Senate victory–…



Mobilising Anger

Anger is a powerful mobiliser. It is also dangerous to control when turned loose on the body politic. At the moment this raw rage is…


Enemies of the People

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi is not an isolated incident. It is part of a worldwide concerted effort by criminals threatened by exposure; power-hungry politicians…


Saudi Quicksand

The extremely likely interrogation, torture, and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul is set to have far-reaching…


The Future of Syria’s Children?

After 7 years of conflict, there appears to be an imperfect peace in Syria at the moment.  Over 500,000 have perished, 2 million injured, 11…


Science, Reason, and Populism

Why should we care about state-sanctioned attacks on academia by governments? Let me count the ways beginning with the argument that this battle of reason…


Battle for the Pacific

The argy bargy over North Korea is part of a much bigger geopolitical battle. That is not to say that the denuclearisation of an authoritarian…