January 2018


Things We Lost In The Mire – 3

TUNISIA/PROTESTS – At the end of a week of demonstrations hundreds of Tunisians gathered peacefully in the capital yesterday to pritest about the government’s austerity…


The Week That Was

The ghost of Mohamed Bouazizi was heard in Tunisia this week.  In 2010 Mr. Bouazizi set fire to himself in protest over unemployment and police…


Pantomime And Red Buttons

It’s very tempting to think that North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has a big red button on his desk akin to that of Dr…




The Week That Was – 1

An explosive start to the year. In Iran the anti-government protests continued. More than 20 people are thought to have died in the unrest. After…


2018 – The Year Ahead

Welcome to the W&Y’s annual look ahead.  At 2,000 words it is brief, despite being more than twice the length of most of our articles,…


2017: Predictions and Results…

Herewith our annual ‘scorecard’ looking back at what we forecast 12 months ago… USA – Our predictions were mostly correct. There was no ‘Wall’ but…