Month: August 2021

Afghan army

Reflections On Events In Afghanistan

1. Collapse of the Afghan Army Social media reported that at the Kabul residence of the Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib who post-haste fled to Tajikistan on Saturday with President Ashraf Ghani, three Toyota Landcruiser SUVs were found stacked with American dollar bills. Mohib was the shadow king of […]

Taliban takes Kabul

The Taliban Take Kabul

It unfolded as a story of fleeing.  The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, taking flight to Tajikistan, giving little clue of his intentions to colleagues.  The fleeing of the infamous Abdul Rashid Dostum, a warlord assured to to fight another day. The fleeing of tens of thousands of residents out of […]

Divine Liturgy

Tradition As Communion

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which […]

Taliban capture Kandagar

Afghanistan: The Great Western Escape

The “Great Western Escape” from Afghanistan carries with it powerful imagery that speaks to the countless failures of the international coalition. The Taliban are taking over Afghanistan a lot quicker than most observers expected, which is prompting a Western exodus from the war-torn country. More than a dozen regional capitals […]

Ukraine historical map

Ukrainian Ethno-Fascism vs. Russian Multiculturalism

Ukrainian President Zelensky’s demand that those of his citizens who consider themselves Russian move to that eponymous neighboring country is self-defeating since it exposes his government’s ethno-fascist policies while making Moscow’s own case that the Eurasian Great Power is one of the world’s multicultural centers. The West long sought to […]