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”

Observations of an Expat: A Tale of Two Elections

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Tom Arms

It was the best of elections. It was the worst of elections.

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Observations of an Expat: Extremist Politics are back in Britain

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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.

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Observations of an Expat: Watery Grave

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Tom Arms

There is a growing tendency on the part of the public—and its leaders—to believe what they want to believe. To hear what they want to hear and see what they want to see.

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Observations of an Expat: Losers

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

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Observations of an Expat: Macronian Clouds on the Horizon

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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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Observations of an Expat: The God Story

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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, the first man was the result of a passionate coupling between Brahma and the Goddess Shatarupa.

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