The UN’s special envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura is set to begin the seventh round of indirect peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders. While the talks begin in Geneva, three war torn provinces in Southern Syria will be quiet, at least for the time being. The ceasefire brokered last week…… Continue reading Syria Ceasefire – Why it Won’t Last.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a project that is currently on standby. Albeit not for long. The pipeline will transfer gas from Russia, through the Baltic Sea and straight onto the German coast. This project has escalated the worries of people in Eastern Europe. Their primary concerns are that its construction emboldens Vladimir Putin.…… Continue reading What the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Means for (East) Europe
On this first episode of the Planet Politico podcast, Matt talks about why the crisis in Qatar happened, and is important. Also, what Russia killing al Baghdadi means for the future fight against jihadism. Then finally, wrapping up with the North Korean conundrum.
Before reading, watch the this link for Hannity’s segment with Laura Loomer, the woman who went on stage to interrupt Shakespeare in the Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVillikJnbk Well, that sure was… something. This is the first time I’m writing a response to a video. I don’t typically do this, but after seeing this clip…… Continue reading Free Speech: Shakespeare or Alt-Right?
On Friday, Russia’s defense ministry reported that the leader of the Islamic State, Ibrahim abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has been killed. Russia claims that the death comes along with at least 300 other IS militants during a conference in their capital at Raqqa. Russia has still not yet confirmed this kill. And there has…… Continue reading The “Death” of al Baghdadi, and the Future Fight Against the Islamic State