Author: Adam Garrie

Reality Check: Russia Supports Turkey’s Anti-YPG/PKK Operation But The European Union Does Not

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that his nation’s armed force are prepared to launch an anti-terror operation in northern Syria in regions east of the River Euphrates as well as in the city of Manbij which lies just west of the Euphrates. This is significant as it demonstrates that […]

The Return of The Balangiga Bells is a Victory For Duterte’s Policy of Non-Aligned Multilateralism

The Balangiga Bells return to their rightful owners  In 1901, American soldiers seized the bells of the Church of San Lorenzo de Martir in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, during the violent Philippine-American war. The bells remained on US soil as largely forgotten war trophies although for many Filipinos the long awaited return of […]

Irony in The UK: The Same Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Having IRA Sympathies is Now Britain’s Leading Unionist

The way things were  Throughout much of the later half of the 20th century, backbench British Labour Party Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn worked tirelessly to end the so-called “troubles” which gripped Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and late 1990s. As part of this campaign, Corbyn met with Irish […]

China Confirms Arrest of Second Canadian as Pressure Mounts on Ottawa to Free Political Prisoner Meng Wanzhou

China’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed the arrest of Canadian national Michael Spavor. Spavor is a businessman who is perhaps most famous for organising tours of the DPRK (North Korea) for westerners. Spavor met with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un long before Donald Trump ever did and reportedly helped to arrange some of […]

The French Opposition’s No Confidence Measure Cannot Remove Macron – For That a Full Parliamentary System is Needed

France’s peculiar political system  One of the peculiarities of the French political system which is similar to some of the peculiarities of the Russian political system, is that rather than overseeing a US style congress, the directly elected French President oversees a National Assembly that is more similar to a […]