Journal Issues

West and Russia

How Should We Deal With Russia?

Is it possible to have a dialogue with Russia from a position of strength, false accusations, infringing upon its interests, and openly interfering in its internal affairs? Lately, the topic of Russia seems to be a constant on high-level political platforms and the news feeds of leading media outlets in […]

Protesters set fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue in Minneapolis

Racism And Anti-Racism As Lies

Human communities tend to overestimate their own way of life and distrust that of others. In order to maintain the cohesion of their group, some of its members have a reflex of rejecting newcomers. However, as soon as they get to know them, as soon as they understand that they […]

Ripped States Of America

While the US has been facing yet another systemic crisis that has swept across the whole country and even reverberated throughout a number of countries in Western Europe, the issue of its integrity is once again relevant. And since the interests of individual US states in gaining independence is deeply […]

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Press Freedom In The Philippines

It has long been said that countries in Southeast Asia take a dim view of the fourth estate.  Various legal measures have been deployed against those irritable scribblers over the years: old, colonial-era security legislation; defamation suits; traditional forms of lengthy detention without charge.  Such states have mastered the supreme […]

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Sticks, Stones And Death In Galwan Valley

Things along the Indian-Chinese border in the Himalayas have rarely lacked interest, notably along the secretive, heavily patrolled 3,488 km Line of Actual Control.  Neither China nor India have ever quite sorted out their differences on that front, plagued by territorial claims over unclearly demarcated boundaries.  The administration of Narendra […]

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Collateral Murder And The Assange Indictment

When the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia against Julian Assange on May 23, 2019, there was one glaring omission.  It was an achievement, it might even be said the achievement, that gave the WikiLeaks publisher and the organisation justified notoriety.  […]