2019

Losing Face

It is meant to be a Chinese thing. Face is very important. A western synonym might be a combination of pride and credibility. At any…



Trump is Right

Trump is right. He is wrong about most things and there is insufficient space to list them all in this article. But he is bang…


Donald Trump’s Dream

5 AM. Clouds part over north-west Syria. Lucidity in a fevered dream. The fighting had been intense. Since the eight special forces helicopters emerged from…


Trump the Pushover

Donald Trump likes to portray himself as strong man. A hard, tough man who stands up to the rest of the world, tweets it like…


Turkey: Sick Man or Strong Man?

As the Turkish offensive into northern Syria gains momentum, a pattern of Turkish expansion and protection emerge. With plans for a ‘safe zone’ Turkey once…



While We Are Divided

Russian President Vladimir Putin may not have actively colluded with Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential campaigns. He may not have plotted with the…



Globalism

Lost this week in the blizzard of a British constitutional crisis and an American impeachment inquiry was President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN General…