Medvedev or Putin. Putin or Medvedev. Either way, Putin has been in control of Russian politics and treasury for 10 years of more. The truth is that Putin’s brand of grandiose nationalism appeals to a significant minority of the electorate,… Read More ›
Archive for April 2012
This was my upteenth safari but the only safari photos that I still have …. there is something about animals in the wild which is majestic and wonderful .. have a look!
The US and Pakistan are like star-crossed lovers that have great sex when they eventually get together but the path to pleasure is so strewn with geopolitical and strategic land mines, that sex is rare! Very rare! Yet like… Read More ›
China’s Sphere of Control challenged by India’s Agni 5 and Contestation in the Spratly Islands + Response to Comments
After the introvert-ism of the cultural revolution, China has been steadily building its power and position as a regional, if not a global mega power. During the Cold War, China deliberately took on the-then more powerful US by supporting armed… Read More ›
Born on 5 July 1964, Augustin Matata Ponyo is originally from Maniema province in Eastern DRC. He has studied economics at the University of Kinshasa and is considered a serious and “non-corrupt” Finance Minister by most foreign missions working in… Read More ›
Gulf Leaders Discuss UAE-Iran Island Dispute. As late as 50 years ago, many of these states did not have defined borders, while former empires such as Persia (modern day Iran) and Turkey (Ottoman) had colossal empires that ranged thousands of… Read More ›
Last Fall, I visited a number of Political Science departments in Universities around New York looking for an appropriate place to commence my PHD studies. This comes after 16 years of international political science and international diplomacy work in a… Read More ›
On 13 April 1984, India took over a strategic portion of the Siachen Glacier in a military operation that since 1947, had been controlled by Pakistan. One of the most beautiful places on the earth, technically translating to “the land… Read More ›
Tombstone remains the definitive western history lesson with OK Corral, pictures of articles inside Tombstone Museum and more … also a photo of Geronimo’s last stand and a shield marking the location where Geronimo made his last stand at the… Read More ›
Pimply breathtaking beauty that make you feel that Creation is all around us!
This used to be one of my favorite original little towns in California. It still is but now the plastic high street culture has unfortunately kind of taken over. Despite this, Santa Barbara is one of the best!
Truly fantastic driving down Highway 1 in California, visiting the twins of Monterey and Carmel! Have a look at the magic!
Over the last week, CNDP General Bosco Ntaganda defected his FARDC post together with CNDP and PARECO soldiers comprising almost 3 battalions, establishing a rebel HQ in Kitchanga (North Kivu). Bosco, a ICC indicted war criminal, is defying the Government of… Read More ›