Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Can You Improve Anything by Leaving?

News that Trump has taken America out of the human rights organization is somewhat telling of how the current President thinks politics is just like running a business. It all SOUNDS good, but is it really the way you create changes?


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

North Korea and Iran - Two Challenges for Us All

North Korea is playing a hugely dangerous game as rumor has it that negotiations with South Korea today were cancelled, and news that the meeting with President Trump may also be cancelled. This is poker with a bad hand. Similarly, Iran's Project Amad is a very dangerous aspect that has been maintained under the radar for purposes that can hardly be called peaceful...


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

UK Russia Relations Under Pressure

The recent poisoning of a former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England has put relations to Russia under severe pressure. British Prime Minister Theresa May is saying Russia is either directly or indirectly behind this poisoning. The nerve agent Novichok is apparently a poison used by Russia which has caused this suspicion. You can read more about the case here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/novichok-nerve-agent-what-is-it-russian-spy-poisoning-sergei-skripal-a8252426.html


Monday, January 29, 2018

Democracy - A Word With Many Meanings

In th coming Russian elections, opposition politician Aleksej Navalnyj is greatly displeased with not being able to run for the presidency. You can always discuss whether a criminal conviction should invalidate your right to run for any office, but the laws of the land are as they are - and that can't be challenged.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

War Is Never Funny

War is never funny. People who have taken part in a war can attest to that. People get shot, and others get injured. No winners in any war - only losers.


Friday, December 22, 2017

Seasonal Greetings to All

I want to end this year on this blog by wishing all readers a Merry X-mas and a very Happy New Year. No one knows what lies in store for 2018, but we can conclude that 2017 was a very explosive year in many political areas.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

North Korea - Behind the Lines With Undercover Television

It was highly interesting to watch undercover television coverage of North Korea. As you may remember, I wrote an article in september entitled North Korea - Why Can't We Get Along? We DO wish everybody could get along, and it IS highly tragic to see that the effects of embargoes and punishing of North Korea is hurting the population - not the leadership who could be instrumental in actually SOLVING the crisis we are currently witnessing...


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The American Presidency Is In a Crisis

In continuation of my article Trump Will Be a One-Term President, I think it is safe to say that the office of the American Presidency IS in a crisis. Never has there been more controversy and less respect for any sitting President since Nixon and the Watergate scandal!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Catalonia - What Are the Issues?


This article is a guest blog article written by Walter Finch who usually blogs on political issues and media over on fooledthreetimes.com. A warm welcome to World Politics 101. Happy reading.

With the arrest of two organisers of independence demonstrations in the Catalan capital of Barcelona on Monday, for the crime of sedition against the Spanish state, things are hotting up again on the Iberian peninsula.
 

Monday, September 25, 2017

German Elections: Four More Years for Chancellor Merkel

The German elections were held yesterday, just three months before X-mas, and in some respects the results were shocking - in others they were anticipated. AfD  [the far-right Alternative für Deutschland] got approximately 13% of the popular vote. You can read more about the actual result in this article from the Guardian Online entitled Monday briefing: Merkel weakened by surge of far right.