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By Jonathan Power - Aug 17,2017
Does President Donald Trump (aka Fire and Fury) know what a nuclear war would be like?
By Jonathan Power - Aug 10,2017
It’s not that many years ago that Warren Christopher, the US secretary of state, commenting on the outbreak of separatist ethnic strife in the 1990s in countries such as Somalia, Zaire, Rwanda, East Timor and ex-Yugoslavia, asked. “Where will it end?
By Jonathan Power - Aug 03,2017
A few recent words from Jack Matlock who was US ambassador to Moscow under presidents Reagan and Bush senior: “The Ukraine crisis is a product, in large part, of the policy of indefinite expansion of NATO to the east.
By Jonathan Power - Jul 27,2017
The most peaceful countries in the world are Iceland, Portugal, Austria, New Zealand and Denmark, according to the new Global Peace Index, in a new 136-page report, published by the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia.The most violent are Afghanistan, Iraq, Syr
By Jonathan Power - Jul 20,2017
China, since the days in 1793 and the mission of Earl Macartney, emissary of King George III, has kept its distance from the West, preferring to be “as self-contained as a billiard ball”, to quote the great historian Alain Peyrefitte.It was Peyrefitte who argued in “The Collision
By Jonathan Power - Jul 13,2017
It goes back to the French revolution of 1789.
By Jonathan Power - Jul 06,2017
Three days ago, I was standing in Moscow in front of a statue of presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev crafted by master sculptor, Alexander Bourganov.I was the only journalist invited to speak.
By Jonathan Power - Jun 29,2017
The United Nations is often scapegoated for falling short of its peacekeeping troops and deployments.Why are they not in Syria or Yemen, Libya or along the Palestinian-Israeli border?Why did the US and the UK make it impossible for the few UN troops present at the onset of the ge
By Jonathan Power - Jun 22,2017
Frederick the Great of Prussia was a friend of Voltaire’s and enjoyed ribald evenings with the philosopher, discussing the intricacies of life’s dos and don’ts.Before becoming king, he was persuaded by Voltaire to become a pacifist.
By Jonathan Power - Jun 16,2017
“The best lack all conviction”, wrote Irish poet William Yeats, “while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”Is this not true of America today?Some of the “best” are working to bring down President Donald Trump, yet are they ready to cut to the chase?He has cards up his sle