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 The paradox of powerless superpowers versus the plight and power of the Ukrainian peopleThe paradox of powerless superpowers versus the plight and power of the Ukrainian people by Ovi Magazine Guest
The paradox of powerless superpowers versus the plight and power of the Ukrainian people By University of Birmingham
 War-related Famine: Action NeededWar-related Famine: Action Needed by Rene Wadlow
In a 11 November 2022 presentation to the Paris Peace Forum, David Beasley, Director of the United Nations World Food Programme warned that there are real dangers of famine in countries currently in armed conflict or which h
 Dark Clouds Over Eastern CongoDark Clouds Over Eastern Congo by Rene Wadlow
As if there were not already enough tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), there is a renewal of fighting since mid-October in the province of North Kivu, Goma being the central city.  The current armed con
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 Nigeria: A Democracy in search of DemocratsNigeria: A Democracy in search of Democrats by Kola King
INEC has suffered 47 attacks on its facilities and offices since February 2019. Observers believe that the attacks are deliberate attempts to scuttle the 2023 general elections. The recen
 Obasanjo's Peace deal in War-Torn EthiopiaObasanjo's Peace deal in War-Torn Ethiopia by Kola King
African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa and former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo’s unique role as a peacemaker has been further cemented with the peace deal he secured as the AU envoy for Ethiop
 U.N. Highlights Rape as a War Weapon in UkraineU.N. Highlights Rape as a War Weapon in Ukraine by Rene Wadlow
Pramila Patten, the United Nations Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur on sexual violence in times of conflict reported mid-October 2022 that rape is increasingly used in the armed conflict in Ukraine as a weapon to humi
 A Wind of Change Blows Ever Stronger in IranA Wind of Change Blows Ever Stronger in Iran by Rene Wadlow
Despite strong governmental repression, a wind of change blows ever stronger in Iran.  What began  as manifestations on 16 September 2022 concerning the death of a young Kurdish woman, Mahsa Anini at the hands of t
 US Terror Alert: Nigeria, South Africa and Conspiracy TheoriesUS Terror Alert: Nigeria, South Africa and Conspiracy Theories by Kola King
Nigerians were shocked to no end when on 23 October the United States declared a red terror alert claiming there was a high risk of a terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Simultaneously a similar terror
 The InvasionThe Invasion by Abigail George
Into the window of despair that is written all over your face. What do you know of terror? Walk towards me is all I asked.  You could not love or rather could not love 
 Tactical Nuclear FantasistsTactical Nuclear Fantasists by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Bogeyman politics tends to beflatly unimaginative.  The image of the nuclear-mad Russian President, counting his diminishing options, has caught the imagina
 New European Structures: Will They Have A Creative Impact?New European Structures: Will They Have A Creative Impact? by Rene Wadlow
The first session of the newly created European Political Community met in Prague on 6 October with 43 heads of State or Government present and the President of Ukraine by video.  This  new structure is largely due
 Is Bosnia facing another major crisis?Is Bosnia facing another major crisis? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Thirty years ago, Bosnia witnessed the first major crisis to hit Europe after World War II. It had all the elements of extreme prejudice and bigotry faced by a Slavic Muslim community that had declared i
 Supplying Ukraine With: Delays, Delays, DelaysSupplying Ukraine With: Delays, Delays, Delays by Bohdan Yuri
Delays in planning, Delays in deciding, Delays in every aspect except heeding Putin\'s warnings, instead they\'ve allowed his threat to bridle each free move.  The West was always to
 Democratic Republic of Congo: Increasing Tensions and Danger of ViolenceDemocratic Republic of Congo: Increasing Tensions and Danger of Violence by Rene Wadlow
Despite the presence of some 14,000 United Nations peacekeepers (Monusco) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (RDC), instability continues to grow, especially in the North Kivu area at the fron
 An Open Letter To: Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney BarrettAn Open Letter To: Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett by Bohdan Yuri
An Open Letter To:  Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett Dear Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney-Barrett:
 Thank you, Nancy Pelosi !Thank you, Nancy Pelosi ! by Leah Sellers
Yes, Thank you Speaker Pelosi for reminding All of Us that democracy anywhere and everywhere is important. Let Freedom Ring-a-ling really is your thing. Many remember your ceremonial presence with others after the bloody Bra
 Hoisted by their own Petard: Wimbledon's Russian Player BanHoisted by their own Petard: Wimbledon's Russian Player Ban by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It was, all and all, an odd spectacle.  The Ladies’ Singles victor for Wimbledon 2022 had all the credentials that would have otherwise guaranteed her
 Customary Barbarity: Britain's SAS in AfghanistanCustomary Barbarity: Britain's SAS in Afghanistan by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 Vicarious Zeal: Fighting to the Last UkrainianVicarious Zeal: Fighting to the Last Ukrainian by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
 George W. Bush, Freudian Confessions and Foiled AssassinationsGeorge W. Bush, Freudian Confessions and Foiled Assassinations by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Death, remarked Gore Vidal about Truman Capote’s passing, was a good career move.  The novelist Saki also considered the good qualities of shuffling off the mortal c
 Listing the Odessa BlockadeListing the Odessa Blockade by Rene Wadlow
The Association of World Citizens urges action to lift
 Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, OutcomeUkrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome by Ovi Magazine Guest
Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome By Covadonga Romero Three months have now passed since the Russian ‘sp
 Turkey Spoils the Big NATO PartyTurkey Spoils the Big NATO Party by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Complacency has been the hallmark of NATO expansion.  Over time, it has even become a form of derision, notably directed against Russia.
 Globalization, Sustainability and the War in UkraineGlobalization, Sustainability and the War in Ukraine by Ovi Magazine Guest
Globalization, Sustainability and the War in UkraineHow does sustainability science explain past and future trajectories?By the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability
 Renewed Violence in Darfur: An Unstable SudanRenewed Violence in Darfur: An Unstable Sudan by Rene Wadlow
24 April 2022 saw renewed violence in the Darfur Provence of Sudan between Arab militias and the indigenous tribes of the area, the Masalit and the Fur.  The violence began in 2003 and has caused some 300,000 deaths and
 The Only Way Ukraine Can Win the WarThe Only Way Ukraine Can Win the War by Bohdan Yuri
One must wonder what President Zelensky must be thinking when he hears Western representatives tell him how much The West supports his efforts. And Zelesnky\'s reply is always the same, \"Yes, thank you, but we need more sup
 Ukrainianization of Europe or Europeanisation of UkraineUkrainianization of Europe or Europeanisation of Ukraine by Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic
Ukrainianization of Europe or Europeanisation of UkraineReturn of the Wir wussten nicht
 Echo of the Ukrainian Propaganda War in AsiaEcho of the Ukrainian Propaganda War in Asia by Ovi Magazine Guest
Echo of the Ukrainian Propaganda War in Asia: An Investigative Approach By Masahiro Matsumura Since its
 Dangers and Conflict Resolution Efforts in MoldovaDangers and Conflict Resolution Efforts in Moldova by Rene Wadlow
Recent statements by Russian military authorities such as General Roustan Minnekaiev involved in the Ukraine conflict have drawn attention to what was often considered as a \"frozen conflict\" in Moldova.  The situation
 Must be the distanceMust be the distance by Thanos Kalamidas
It must be the distance; otherwise there is no other explanation.
 UN Charter needs amendment for a participative representationUN Charter needs amendment for a participative representation by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
The Ukraine War is in its second month with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call \"You need to act immediately\"
 CALIGULA*CALIGULA* by David Sparenberg
The grand plan for remaking the world in his image crashed down around him. Yes, he had believed himself irresistible – an irresistible force with his destiny writ large on the pages of history. A shard from the glass
 Finland joining NATO, EU's failureFinland joining NATO, EU's failure by Thanos Kalamidas
Ironically, it took a Russian act to dismiss over eight decades of Finlandization towards Russia and turn the Finnish public and the majority of the Fin
 Key to Ukraine: Re-calibration, contextualization, de-escalationKey to Ukraine: Re-calibration, contextualization, de-escalation by Ovi Magazine Guest
Key to Ukraine: Re-calibration, contextualization, de-escalation By Alexander G. Savelyev, Olga M. Alexandria The strategic st
 Why Has No One Stopped the Carnage in Ukraine!Why Has No One Stopped the Carnage in Ukraine! by Bohdan Yuri
The Putin Invasion War is now well into its second month and the one question that everyone is still avoiding and will forever haunt us in the future annals of today\'s history is:
 To sanction or ...what? To sanction or ...what? by Thanos Kalamidas
The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, is right when he says again and again that the sanctions don
 Putin's Endgame in UkrainePutin's Endgame in Ukraine by Bohdan Yuri
On March 9, two Russian soldiers who had earlier killed the family\'s dog while walking by Natalya\'s  home near Shevchenko, outside Kyiv, had returned to kill her husband. Nata
 Joe Biden's Democracy Gaffe Joe Biden's Democracy Gaffe by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It does not pay to be too moralistic in politics. Self-elevation can lead to tripping up. Sermonising even as your stable needs cleaning can enfeeble the argument. But Bidenism, this gaffe-prone ideology currently doing the
 Ukraine, Russia and the Sporting McCarthyitesUkraine, Russia and the Sporting McCarthyites by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The cultural vandals and iconoclasts have been busy of late, removing Russians from the stables at short notice and demanding what might be called a necessary affirmation of disloyalty. It’s all good to talk about worl
 Troubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for PutinTroubled Ideas: A Nuremberg Tribunal for Putin by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In a good number of Western states, the ruling classes, former and current, have lost their heads. Bugbear and boogieman Vladimir Putin’s efforts in Ukraine have lent themselves to some rather extreme suggestions, rang
 On the Road to UkraineOn the Road to Ukraine by Bohdan Yuri
Everybody, especially Vladimir Putin, believed that Ukraine would fall with bent knees to their northern \"brethren\". Surprise!
 Look who's crying foul now?Look who's crying foul now? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Nineteen years ago, Iraq was invaded by the USA, the UK, Australia and Poland on March 19, 2003, after the Bush administration
 Here's the Real Deal, Joe:...Here's the Real Deal, Joe:... by Bohdan Yuri
Here’s the Real Deal Joe: In 2014 you were Vice President and you watched as President Barack Obama and the Western Democracies did nothing to stop Putin\'s last excursion i
 Europe is at war again!Europe is at war again! by Christos Mouzeviris
It is hard to believe that Europe is at war once more. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the situation has been escalated and it hangs by a thread, with every European hoping that it will end soon. However, we have to r
 Saving Ukraine: The Annexations are Over... This is Poland --- 1939!Saving Ukraine: The Annexations are Over... This is Poland --- 1939! by Bohdan Yuri
When we\'ll look back at the history, we will be ashamed at what the West did not do --- WE did not STOP the War. NATO and the West have got it all wrong in Europe. This is not a
 Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Outing the Iraq War White WashersRussia's Invasion of Ukraine: Outing the Iraq War White Washers by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
The guilty can be devious in concealing their crimes, and their role in them. The greater the crime, the more devious the strategy of deception. The breaking of international law, and the breaching of convention, is a field
 Upholding International Humanitarian Law in Times of Armed Conflict: A World Citizen AppealUpholding International Humanitarian Law in Times of Armed Conflict: A World Citizen Appeal by Rene Wadlow
The invasion by Russian troops into Ukraine has raised in a dramatic way the issue of the respect of international humanitarian law. There have been reports of the use of cluster munitions fired into civilian areas. The Asso
 The Putin ProphecyThe Putin Prophecy by Bohdan Yuri
Plain and Simple: When Putin invaded Ukraina he signed his own death warrant.Yeah, I understand. Just another stab at sensationalism without any concrete evidence to support such a generic statement. I get it. But t
 How's Mercy Coming Along ?How's Mercy Coming Along ? by Leah Sellers
“Hey, Maybelle ? Are you fussin’ around in the Chicken Coop, Hon ?” Sam asked as ducked to enter the large Chicken House he’d built for Maybelle when they had moved out to the Country years ago. 
 The Ukraine War and the "Good" RefugeeThe Ukraine War and the "Good" Refugee by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
“These people are not people we are used to… these people are Europeans.” Kiril Petkov, Bulgarian Prime Minister,
 Russia-Ukraine war upsets the power protocol in EuropeRussia-Ukraine war upsets the power protocol in Europe by Kola King
Russia-Ukraine war upsets the power protocol in Europe Russian invasion poses threat to peace and security in Europe Events i
 Hands off Ukraine please, unless they are helping!! Hands off Ukraine please, unless they are helping!! by Christos Mouzeviris
I cannot believe that I will have to write yet another article on Ukraine. It has been more than two months since I wrote for this blog, and my hopes were that by now things would have been improved. On February the 24th, Ru
 Ukraine Crisis shows it's high time to amend the UN Charter Ukraine Crisis shows it's high time to amend the UN Charter by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
The Charter of the United Nations is the founding document of the United Nations. It was signed on 26 June 1945, in San Francisco, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came in
 Paralysing Afghanistan: Washington's Regime Change AgendaParalysing Afghanistan: Washington's Regime Change Agenda by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Nation states are habitually doomed to defeat their best interests. Conditions of mad instability are fostered. Arms sales take place, regimes get propped up or abandoned, and the people under them endure and suffer, awaitin
 Ukraine: What's really behind Putin's deployment of 'peacekeeping' troops? Experts explainUkraine: What's really behind Putin's deployment of 'peacekeeping' troops? Experts explain by Ovi Magazine Guest
Ukraine: What’s really behind Putin’s deployment of ‘peacekeeping’ troops? Experts explainA desperate gamble or dangerous new beginning?
 Again There Is WARAgain There Is WAR by David Sparenberg
There is war. Again there is war on the European continent – war of type and magnitude not experienced in Europe since Hitler and the racism imperialism of Nazi Germany. The war now is Putin’s war.
 Innate Warmongering: Seeing Conflict in Ukraine as InevitableInnate Warmongering: Seeing Conflict in Ukraine as Inevitable by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
US President Theodore Roosevelt never had much time for peace, seeing its returns as distinctly less than those of war. Despite his love of military conflict and its touted benefits, he was rewarded with the Nobel Peace Priz
 Vital Autonomy for the People's Republic of Donetsk and the People's Republic of Luhansk. The Way AheadVital Autonomy for the People's Republic of Donetsk and the People's Republic of Luhansk. The Way Ahead by Rene Wadlow
There are many dimensions to the current tensions on the Ukraine-Donbas-Russia frontiers, both geopolitical and domestic considerations.  There are long historic and strategic aspects to the current crisis.  Securi
 Ukraine-Donbas-Russian Frontier: Is a Non-govermental Interposition Peace Team a Possibility?Ukraine-Donbas-Russian Frontier: Is a Non-govermental Interposition Peace Team a Possibility? by Rene Wadlow
Despite USA-Russian Federation discussions in Geneva and a full Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meeting, there seems to be no advance toward a reduction of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops on th
 Finnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in KazakhstanFinnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in Kazakhstan by Ovi Magazine Guest
Finnish MP Kimmo Kiljunen calls for an impartial international inquiry into the situation in Kazakhstan “I would like to express my heartfelt c
 Ukraine-Donbas-Russia: Can the Normandy Format Be Reactivated?Ukraine-Donbas-Russia: Can the Normandy Format Be Reactivated? by Rene Wadlow
There has been of late a good deal of sabre-rattling along the Russian-Ukrainian frontier.  There has been talk of war if the Russian troops were to invade Ukraine or to reinforce the sep
 The 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of BangladeshThe 'Other' Victims of the Liberation War of Bangladesh by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Bijoy Dibosh or the Victory Day is celebrated as a national holi
 Europe must be wise and prevent an all-out war in UkraineEurope must be wise and prevent an all-out war in Ukraine by Christos Mouzeviris
US President Joe Biden and Russia\'s Vladimir Putin will speak via video call on Tuesday (07/12/2021), the White House says, amid mounting tensions over Ukraine. It comes after
 Arming Against China: The US Global Posture ReviewArming Against China: The US Global Posture Review by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Get the Marines ready. Store the supplies. Marshal the allies. The United States is getting ready for war (the preferable term in Washington is policing) in the Indo-Pacific region, and is hoping to do so with a range of exp
 Ethiopia: The Cry of the ImburiEthiopia: The Cry of the Imburi by Rene Wadlow
The Imburi are spirits that are said to inhabit the forests of Gabon in Equatorial Africa and who cry out for those who can hear them at times of impending violence or danger.  The Imburi have been crying out over the i
 Ning-Nong Diplomacy, China and Paul KeatingNing-Nong Diplomacy, China and Paul Keating by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Former Australian prime ministers tend to be less conspicuous in public life than their counterparts in other countries. Occasionally, they make an appearance at political functions and events to remind us that they are stil
 Disingenuous remarks that matter in a digital worldDisingenuous remarks that matter in a digital world by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Last week, a friend of mine shared a tweet from Aparna Sen, a Bengali-speaking Indian actress and movie director. She had tweeted: “What has h
 Afghanistan: A Month of Questions and No Clear RepliesAfghanistan: A Month of Questions and No Clear Replies by Rene Wadlow
It is a month that the Taliban forces have taken control of Kabul, a symbol that they now control the state.  In addition to the Taliban, there are an estimated 10,000 foreign fighters in some 20 Islamist groups. Among
 Droning Disasters: A US Strike on KabulDroning Disasters: A US Strike on Kabul by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
No more profoundly disturbing statement was needed.  In the dying days of the official US departure from Kabul, a US drone etched its butcher’s legacy with a strike
 How Afghanistan will influence geo-politics in the region How Afghanistan will influence geo-politics in the region by Murray Hunter
How Afghanistan will influence geo-politics in the region Uncertain changing power balances Afghanistan was the frontline of
 Wounded Paternalism: Biden and the US Imperial ComplexWounded Paternalism: Biden and the US Imperial Complex by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Civilisation has tended to be seen like a gift by those claiming to grant it.  It is done, in the sense Rudyard Kipling intended it, with solemn duty.
 The West's 20 year old Afghan fiasco! The West's 20 year old Afghan fiasco! by Christos Mouzeviris
After 20 years of military presence, the US and the remaining of its allies are finally pulling out of Afghanistan. Do they leave behind a democratic, free and modern country? Not at all. On the contrary, the Asian nation re
 Saber Rattling in the South China SeaSaber Rattling in the South China Sea by Rene Wadlow
Six days of Chinese naval maneuvers have begun on 6 August 2021 near southeast Hainan province in the South China Sea at the same time as war ships of the U.S.A, the United Kingdom,
 Jerusalem-Gaza Cease-fire: Broad Negociations Are Now NeededJerusalem-Gaza Cease-fire: Broad Negociations Are Now Needed by Rene Wadlow
The efforts of mediation in the recent Jerusalem-Gaza conflict by the Egyptian President Abdel Fettah El-Sisi and Egyptian diplomats is a good example of action by one state when the United Nations Security Council is blocke
 Book Review: Nicosia Beyond Barriers; Voices From A Divided CityBook Review: Nicosia Beyond Barriers; Voices From A Divided City by Rene Wadlow
Alev Adil, Aydin Mehmet Ali, Bahriye Kemal, Maria Petrides (Eds.) Nicosia Beyond Barriers; Voices From A Divided City (London: Saqi Books, 2019, 249
 Midnight missile thoughts Midnight missile thoughts by Thanos Kalamidas
There is a plan and it is obvious for long time, the repression and eventually the extradition of all Palestinians from Jerusalem. For the founders of this plan the idea was that dominance of
 A Multilateral Framework for Afghan NegotiationsA Multilateral Framework for Afghan Negotiations by Rene Wadlow
On 30 April 2021, the representatives of what is called the Extended Troika - the U.S.A., Russia, China and Pakistan - presented in Doha, Qatar a \"Joint Statement of Extended Troika on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan\".
 Beautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear FacilityBeautiful Plots: Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear Facility by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day.  The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant.
 Fatuous Defence: Australia's Guided Missile PlansFatuous Defence: Australia's Guided Missile Plans by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Even in times of pandemic crises, some things never change.  While Australia gurgles and bumbles slowly with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are other priorities at st
 Syria: The Start of a Long Night of SorrowSyria: The Start of a Long Night of Sorrow by Rene Wadlow
On 13 March 2011 in Derra, in the south of Syria, 15 teenage boys were arrested by Syrian security police for having written hostile graffiti against President Bashar Al-Assad on a school wall. The arrests led to non-violent
 
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