Month: December 2019

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Medical Opinion, Torture and Julian Assange

On November 27 this year, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, delivered an address to the German Bundestag outlining his approach to understanding the mental health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. These comprised two parts, the initial stage covering his diplomatic asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy, the second dealing […]

Olympic movement in crisis

Dysfunction In The Olympic Movement

Alan Dershowitz, the acclaimed US legal academic, is fond of noting the proverbial if the shoe is on other foot test – to see who is and isn’t sincere in their convictions. This matter relates to the call to have Russia formally banned from the next Summer and Winter Olympics. […]

Chinese President Xi Jinping waves at children holding Chinese and Macau flags after arriving at Macau International Airport in Macau

Prosper Macau A Model For Taiwan

It is hope for Taiwan too, people in Taiwan also see their future prospects just like Macau. Trust, Taiwan will even prosper more than Macau and develop more rapidly. Re-unification of Taiwan will boost the standard of life of Taiwanese, as well as strengthen China as a big power.

Nancy Pelosi, Jerrold Nadler, Adam Schiff, Richard Neal, Maxine Waters

The Politics Of Trump’s Impeachment

Several features stand out in the impeachment quest against President Donald J. Trump.  There is constitutional discourse as mythology and fetish.  There is outrage that the executive office could have been used to actually investigate political opponents through foreign agents.  There is cattiness over whether the conduct of the president […]

Paralysis Of The WTO

The Paralysis Of The WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is one of the leading international bodies responsible for global trade regulation. Along with other fundamental elements of the international system, it was designed by the West and in the interests of the West. Established in Geneva in 1995 and based on the General Agreement […]

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Boris Johnson’s Britain

Britain is looking drenched at the moment; colours blue and yellow seem to be streaking through the country. The Scottish Nationalists have re-asserted control lost to the Conservatives in 2016.  In the rest of the country, seats never touched by Tory Blue have are now occupied by the party of […]