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By Jonathan Power - May 24,2018
Can you smell the whiff of smoke? You surely can. But the gunfire? Not yet. But it must start soon if the battle has any chance of success.President Donald Trump has to be faced down.
By Jonathan Power - May 17,2018
Do not cry for me, Europe. The time for diminishing Europe’s self-esteem is over. It’s time for toughness and retaliation.
By Jonathan Power - May 10,2018
In Charles Dickens’s novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, set during the French revolution of 1789, he draws the character of Madame Defarge.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 26,2018
A speech of General George Patton, a famous World War II warrior, has an uncanny resemblance to the philosophy of Donald Trump. “All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser — Americans despise cowards.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 19,2018
A total of 500,000 dead and counting. President Bashar Assad is going full blast at reducing the parts of his country still standing, but not under his control, to rubble. Russia hangs on his tail, providing both planes and soldiers but seemingly unable to wag the dog.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 12,2018
President Barack Obama said that the then president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, was “the most popular president on earth”. Now, while fighting for a new term in office, he has been brought low, imprisoned for 12 years for corruption.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 05,2018
Personally I am a coward. I am unlikely ever to be a hero. I have rescued on different occasions three young children from drowning, but I did not risk my life. I certainly would never have done what Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, the French policeman, did.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 29,2018
This present Pope, Francis, is probably the most powerful man in the world, in the round.Stalin once asked when confronted with the argument about the Pope’s reach and influence, replied, “How many divisions has the Pope got?” He missed the point.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 22,2018
Like it is not we find that we are having to get used to the paradoxes, contradictions and confusions of the Trump era.None is more apparent than his attack on the landmark Iran denuclearisation agreement, fashioned by the Obama administration and the Iranian government.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 15,2018
The seemingly eternal president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has an iron grip on his nation and a foreign policy to match. A large majority of Russians give him their support.  He will win reelection.Is it his early economic success? Or is it because of a new stability?

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