Year-end musings and predictions for 2015
January 5, 2015, No Comments

It is that time when every media outlet and pundit takes stock of the past year's events and/or makes predictions for th ...

Turkey 2012 – 2014
December 30, 2014, No Comments

Dreams of Kurdistan — A journey through Kurdish identity. (Al Jazeera Magazine) Kurdistan is a kind of dream: an a ...

Russia in 2014
December 30, 2014, 4 Comments

Aleksei Navalny, Putin Critic, Is Spared Prison in a Fraud Case, but His Brother Is Jailed (NYT) Hours after being spare ...

Iraq
December 25, 2014, No Comments

Amnesty International Iraq Crisis ISIS/ISIL The crisis in Iraq: Was the rise of ISIL a surprise?–– The legac ...

Global Economy 2014
December 8, 2014, 3 Comments

Oil as a Political Weapon The Economic Consequences of Global Oil Deflation (Counterpunch) There are at least three majo ...

Canada 2013-14: Politics
December 4, 2014, 2 Comments

Harper’s Tories and Trudeau’s Liberals in dead heat: poll If an election were held tomorrow, the Liberals would get ...

Europe & EU 2014
December 1, 2014, 1 Comment

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Sarko is bac ...

Middle East & Arab World in 2013 – 2014
November 22, 2014, No Comments

Alastair Crooke You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia Why sho ...

Ukraine 2014
November 2, 2014, 7 Comments

The Guardian Ukraine BBC World News Ukraine crisis Reuters World News Russia CIA World Factbook: Ukraine See also Russia ...

Firearms, gun control and politics
September 22, 2014, 3 Comments

2014 10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down Fact-checking some of the gun lobby’s favorite arguments shows they’re full ...