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By Jonathan Power - Jul 19,2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in a benign mood after a perfectly organised World Cup, which gave Russians and foreigners the rare freedom to mass in the street. In response, the world TV audience has looked at Russia with new eyes.
By Jonathan Power - Jul 05,2018
At last week’s European summit, the leaders spent most of the time discussing immigration restrictions. Yet, the Syrian rush through the Mediterranean is now a trickle.
By Jonathan Power - Jun 22,2018
Give the man a break.
By Jonathan Power - Jun 08,2018
There is a clock ticking towards July 20th. That is when the International Criminal Court (ICC) goes into its summer recess.
By Jonathan Power - May 31,2018
President Barack Obama was not a war criminal despite US involvement in wars in Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan and against Daesh. His predecessor George W. Bush was. Apart from anything else, his administration tortured captives.
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.



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