Post Tagged with: "Trump"

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

February 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. ~ Tacitus, Life of Agricola, Book 30 Led to write this piece by the recent attacks in Kabul (Three in the last week of January), I wonder ifRead More

Paving the road to Kabul

Paving the road to Kabul

January 29, 2018 at 12:41 PM

President Trump, as Commander in Chief of the United States, put forward a long-awaited strategy for resolving the conflict in Afghanistan and tried to give a clear definition of ‘victory’ in the first of his statements marking the US policy on the embattled region. Soon after taking office in January 2017,Read More

Soft Power: The Scramble for Popularity

Soft Power: The Scramble for Popularity

November 28, 2017 at 1:51 PM

China’s newest and most effective weapons are called Meng Meng (梦梦) and Jiao Qing (交情). They weight between 70-100 kilograms, are kept very safely in an space of almost 5000 square meters, yearly maintenance costs devour 920.000 Euro per year and they are – Panda Bears. Meng Meng and JiaoRead More

North Korea: Putin context

North Korea: Putin context

September 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

A new source of legitimacy From the recent Hydrogen bomb test, to the launch of a missile over Japanese territory, to threats to bomb the US island territory of Guam, North Korea’s determined efforts to develop its nuclear weapons program have kept global leaders on edge this past summer. MostRead More

Trouble in the Balkans

Trouble in the Balkans

June 1, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Since the conclusion of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, ethnic conflicts have lingered but remained under control in Eastern Europe. This year, however, has seen rising European nationalism and political turmoil spread into the Balkans. Territorial disputes and internal divisions have shaken the fragile status quo in the formerRead More

Trump’s Presidency and the climate change response

Trump’s Presidency and the climate change response

December 22, 2016 at 5:58 AM

This is an OpEd from our new Editor for Energy and Environment drafted as a response to GA Monitoring’s recent piece titled “The Road to Paris: Climate Change Vs The World“.  When I  read GA Monitoring’s last piece about how the climate change denying US President Elect now thinks that climateRead More

Trump Vs Clinton: Should Canada have a favourite?

Trump Vs Clinton: Should Canada have a favourite?

October 27, 2016 at 5:36 PM

For many Canadians, the U.S. Presidential race is the gift that keeps on giving. As the election frenzy continues in the build-up to November 8, Canada basks in some welcome global publicity, as universal healthcare, Justin Trudeau’s hair, and quips about Americans fleeing north of the border have all grabbedRead More