Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils

AFP photo   By Tom Arms Politics hates a vacuum. It especially hates a vacuum in the tinderbox cockpit of the Middle East where the conflicting issues of money, vital resources, religious extremism, religious conflicts, historic rivalries and the geopolitical link between East and West dangerously clash.

Observations of an Expat: Extremist Politics are back in Britain

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms They said Jeremy Corbyn was unelectable. They said he would lead the British Labour Party to electoral annihilation. They said that it would be more of a coronation than an election with a record-breaking majority for Theresa May’s Conservative Party.

Observations of an Expat: Losers

AFP photo   By Tom Arms The number of times that President Donald Trump and I agree can be counted on one knuckle, of one finger of one hand.

Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms All Hail Macron! All Hail Macron! The new French President is the latest international political darling, man of the hour and flavour of—well at least a month.

Observations of an Expat: The God Story

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms God is infallible. Although you could argue that he made a big mistake when He (or She?) scooped up a mess of Middle Eastern mud and sculpted Adam. The first Chinese is reported to have enjoyed a similar creation, although the river was the Yangtze. As for India’s Hindus, […]