Month: August 2021

Climate weapon

Do Climate Weapons Exist?

The heavy downpours that have hit countries in Europe and Asia and the numerous fires have brought up an old topic – can humans control natural phenomena? If such technology exists, then it automatically raises the question: can it be used for destructive purposes (as seen in sci-fi action films […]

Ebrahim Raisi

JCPOA: A Bridge Too Far?

On Tuesday, Ebrahim Raisi will be formally confirmed as Iran’s next president by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Two days later, he will be sworn in as president in the country’s parliament. Yet another orderly transfer of power is under way in Iran. This transition is of momentous importance for […]

apokalipsis

The Frontier Of Personhood

The word “frontier” has long been associated with certain aspects of American mythology. “Frontier Days” is short-hand for log cabins, flintlocks, and the rugged life. Occasionally it takes on aspects of the “Wild West.” In recent generations it has been moved off-planet, such that we hear Captain Kirk intone, “Space…….the […]