Wednesday, January 15, 2020
I will gladly respect that it's up to the American people to decide how they interpret their constitution. It's none of our business to preach about democracy, when the decision to make changes in their political system requires Americans to see the logic themselves.
Friday, January 3, 2020
I know we have seen this before. When news hit that an Iranian general was killed yesterday, we no longer frown upon this. We hear of explanations citing that it was done due to previous attacks, and oftentimes, we just accept that this probably justifies the counterattack.
Sunday, December 22, 2019
I want to credit Russ for his wonderful thread on Twitter which you can find here: https://twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1208333108472434688?s=20.
Monday, November 25, 2019
The violent unrest which has had serious consequences for shop owners in Hong Kong is not any part of civilized democracy. We need to be very careful, because I fully understand the protests towards Chinese dictatorship, but I have NO patience towards people who use it to get rid of aggression.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
All who remember the fall of the Berlin Wall are sobered by the many things that have happened since Germany reunited. It is a good thing for Europe that the EU united with former so-called East European countries. In many ways, Europe has become a more diversified continent. But there are challenges.
Friday, October 11, 2019
First, you turn the blind eye to Turkish leader Erdogan's invasion into Syria, where he gets the chance to thread on long-hated Kurdish population. Then, as Turkey proceeds, you start talking about how you left the region because you originally expected it would only take 30 days to solve the crisis, and therefore want to withdraw because it has now taken years...
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
If you have had the pleasure of watching the ABC tv series Quantico, you will immediately recognize why I feel this should be addressed on this political blog. I am near the end of season 2, and I must admit that the similarity with reality under Trump IS quite interesting. I fully realize you can't convert fiction into reality on a 1:1 basis, but...
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
There is no doubt about the fact that Brexit is a classbook example of poor negotiation skills. The British parliament was completely unprepared when the result of the vote came in. What should they do now? No one had prepared for what such a divorce from the EU would actually entail.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
By now everyone must have heard about the offer to buy Greenland made by the Trump administration. We all heard him say: "Basically, it's just a real estate deal!" Well, Donald, not quite! Here's the reason why that is NOT the full story...
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Hong Kong has been in turmoil in many ways since it became independent from the British Commonwealth in 1997. Now, the thought of becoming 'fully' Chinese in 2047 is starting to show in local politics...