A Recap on Terror

Imprisoned for failing to bribe a police officer for unlicensed selling — a common and oft overlooked misdemeanour — a Tunisian street vendor suffers the ignominy of a slap to the face from a female prison officer. On release from prison, he self-immolates. Subsequent tensions spill over to the streets of Tunis and from there to Tripoli, Cairo, and Damascus. The year is 2011. Welcome to the Arab Spring.… Read More A Recap on Terror

European Missile Crisis

October monthly geopolitical The mainstream media cannot cover enough of the details, in their nightly bulletins, to keep you in the loop. Nineteen-sixty-two saw the Cuban Missile Crisis. Now, the shoe is on the other foot. Because of their modifiability, NATO missiles in Europe violate the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty between Russia and the… Read More European Missile Crisis