Author: Adam Garrie

Understanding The Surreal Spectre of an American President Endorsing a Riot Turned “Uprising” in Europe

The so-called Yellow Vest protests in France have entered their fourth week as heavily militarised police continue to clash with protesters in Paris as well as other cities throughout the country. While the initial protests were conducted as popular demonstrations against an unpopular rise in the fuel tax proposed by […]

Roger Waters Slams Professional Pink Floyd Tribute Band For Violating His Ethical Standards

Pink Floyd co-founder, lyricist and principle composer Roger Waters has taken to social media to criticise a major Pink Floyd tribute band that have three performances scheduled in Israel. Among the many political causes for which Waters advocates, supporting the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) which calls for a […]

Imran Khan and Donald Trump: Will They Hate Each Other or Develop a Positive Working Relationship?

While Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s domestic rivals have been out for his throat ever since the former cricketing star entered the political arena in 1996, for those with an honest mindset, allegations of hypocrisy and inconsistency betray the fact that when compared to almost all other front-line Pakistani politicians, […]

Russia Attempts to Mend Energy Ties Between Turkey and Greece – But Israel Has Other Ideas

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Among other issues discussed were plans to connect the Turkstream pipeline (a Russo-Turkish cooperative endeavour) to Greece and beyond the Balkans, to a pipeline leading from Greece into Italy. Putin further hinted at a standing offer to mediate […]

The Philippine Senate’s Unwillingness to Address Macapagal-Arroyo’s Charter Change is Blessing in Disguise

When she was President of The Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo spoke about her support for making constitutional reforms that would transform the country from a strong presidential to a parliamentary system. Her political and personal opposition at the time brought about a proverbially brutal end to her attempts to change Philippine governance […]

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Correct to Reject Ecuador’s “Trap Door Deal”

Yesterday, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno revealed that his country and the United Kingdom had reached an agreement whereby upon Julian Assange’s hypothetical exit from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy (where he has lived as a de-facto prisoner since 2012) Assange would not face extradition to a country that might execute him. Initially, […]