Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils

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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. Continue reading “Observations of an Expat: The Fight for the Spoils”

European allies see the two sides of Trump

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Noah Barkin

In Sicily, Donald Trump listened attentively during complex G7 debates over trade and climate change, smiled for the cameras, and for the most part refrained from provocative tweets. In Brussels, he bashed NATO partners for not spending more on defence, shoved the prime minister of Montenegro and renewed his attacks on Germany’s trade surplus with the United States.

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Trump directly scolds NATO allies, says they owe ‘massive’ sums

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Robin Emmott and Steve Holland

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defence and warned of more attacks like this week’s Manchester bombing unless the alliance did more to stop militants.

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Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

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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.

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The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

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Observations of an Expat: Syria, Russia and Trump

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Tom Arms

What now in Syria? Will Russia drop its support For Assad? Will the US intervene? Will Assad stay in power? Will Russia come out on top?

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit Goes Nuclear—Chapter Two

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Tom Arms

She’s done it. Mrs May has gone and linked Britain’s nuclear deterrent to Brexit trade negotiations. I can honestly stick out my chest, jut out my chin and proclaim: “I told you so. And I told you exclusively.”

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