Month: July 2020

Trump Foreign Policy Enters Lame Duck Period

There was a time when President Trump’s personalised diplomacy seemed a hydra-headed phenomenon with tentacles reaching far and wide. He engaged such diverse politicians — from Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un to Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, from Mohammed bin Salman and Recep Erdogan to Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel. […]

US Army Soldier in Universal Camouflage Uniform

In Military Service To The US And… Satan

At the end of June, the US Department of Justice reported that 22-year-old US Army Private Ethan Melzer had been planning to murder his fellow service members. While in his military unit, he had been sending sensitive information to his co-conspirators about its location, movements and security measures. He is […]

General Chamel Roukoz

Lebanon Faced With Its Responsibilities

The Lebanese economy has collapsed in seven months. People are starting to go hungry. A solution is possible if the causes of the problem are properly analysed. However, it is still necessary to acknowledge one’s mistakes and to distinguish between what is structural and what emerges from regional problems.

Total masking

Total Masking: Victoria’s Coronavirus Response

The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news. It has become grim if compelling viewing: the announcement about the next spike in coronavirus infections, the next gruesome statistical spread on transmission. On Sunday, Daniel Andrews had a pose that has become legend, […]

God within us

God Within Us

Popular New Age thought postulates that everyone has a “god within.” It’s a pleasant way of saying that we’re all special while making “god” to be rather banal. But there is a clear teaching of classical Christianity regarding Christ-within-us, and it is essential to the Orthodox way of life. We […]