Category: Politics

Hague Dutchbat Verdict should make UN operations more effective

Hague Dutchbat Verdict should make UN operations more effective

Nobody expected judges at The Hague to hold responsible Dutch troops who handed over members of their interpreter’s family to certain torture and execution by Bosnian Serbs at Srebrenica. Until now, troops operating under...

The Hague, justice, international concensus – military arrest missions and a new order?

The Hague, justice, international concensus – military arrest missions and a new order?

Might it become legally possible to mount Special Forces military missions to arrest world leaders charged with serious offences at The Hague?

Falkland Islanders: heads in the sands, or desperate not to rock the boat?

Falkland Islanders: heads in the sands, or desperate not to rock the boat?

Are the Falkland Islander really as sanguine about their future as local press reports claim, in the face of UK’s inept hacking back of the Royal Navy especially its carriers, and the USA’s increasingly pro-Argentine position in relation to their desire to remain British?

USA’s malign economic influence – perpetuating terrorism.

USA’s malign economic influence – perpetuating terrorism.

RRXXAG6RRE7D The USA leads the world, introducing innovation and change that spreads outwards. Some of this is good; for example most technology especially IT, and some of it is very bad – like toxic...

Arab “Spring” revolutions turning into regional war.

Arab “Spring” revolutions turning into regional war.

Iran is attempting to use the Arab uprisings to achieve regional supremacy, an achievable aspiration if Syria’s Assad retains power and Gaddafi remains – even if Libya is partitioned. The USA must ensure the Arab spring progresses into summer.

Why do politicians continue to believe that air power on its own can get results?

Why do politicians continue to believe that air power on its own can get results?

As yet gain air power fails to deliver, the USA bows out of the Libyan intervention, leaving European politicians scrambling to find chairs for when the music stops.

An Arab “NATO” with  Nuclear Weapons?

An Arab “NATO” with Nuclear Weapons?

Saudi Emir Turki al-Faisal, director of the King Faisal Center for Islamic Research, has called on the Gulf Cooperation Council to create a united “Gulf” force, which as part of an economic union he...