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The Forgotten War

The horrors of the Las Vegas shooting, the North Korean nuclear situation and BREXIT, is the perfect cover to allow Assad and Putin to try…


The Week That Was

There was one major story which, although tragic may not change things much, and another, which despite receiving much less coverage might change a lot….




Minced Meat in Hamburg

Stabiliy. Order. Security. That is what these big multinational summits are meant to project.  They are designed to reassure the lower orders (that’s you, me…


Can Russia reform?

Russia is a great power whose interests on the world stage are to be reckoned with. We know this because the country’s politicians and state…


Meanwhile… In Syria…

As many in the UK suffer post-election blues, and those who shouted for a ‘strong and stable’ politics realise the naivety and arrogance of this…



Putin Sticks With Assad

Will Russia drop its support For Assad? Will the US intervene? Will Assad stay in power? Will Russia come out on top? Almost certainly the…


Syria: Next Steps

The US air strikes to neutralize Assad’s chemical ability to conduct chemical attacks like the one we saw in Idlib this week, Aleppo before Christmas…