Putin at odds with the West
The now-famous interview with Russian president Putin, published last week by Tucker Carlson, raises a number of questions for the average person. The first thing people think about is why Putin is being interviewed. Is it morally right? Should you interview a person like Putin? I would say that if you ask these questions, you … →
Turmoil or slow stagnation?
One question that many doomscrollers are preoccupied with is the possible decline or even civil war. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. The economic situation in the West, with de-industrialisation, mass migration, increased government spending, and social and political problems, suggests that something unpleasant will happen in the future. These developments … →
Does Biden talk to Putin?
There are many sources claiming that Biden and Putin are not talking to each other, or at least very rarely. And this is stranger than we first realise. Even during the Cold War nuclear threat, American presidents talked to Soviet leaders. There were channels for discussions and consultations. It was not seen as strange, even … →
The world is waiting patiently for Biden to retire. And for the West to become the West again.
The geopolitical entanglements of the past year are beginning to unravel. It all started when the Russians grew tired of the Ukrainians not honouring the two Minsk agreements, which involved leaving the Russian minority alone and some autonomy. The Russians took a limited force and went in to “scare” the Ukrainians to the negotiating table. … →
What if the US abandons Israel?
We know that the US, the world policeman, often abandons its war projects, from the Vietnam War to Afghanistan. Even countries like Korea have been partially abandoned, divided, with a frozen conflict. The behaviour has its reasons, probably often because the US cannot send and maintain huge armies across the globe. At best they can … →
Autonomy and statehood in a multipolar world
The world’s eyes are on Gaza, where Israeli aircraft are currently laying carpet bombs in response to Hamas’ lightning attack. Gaza is a small territory, about 40 kilometres long and less than 7 kilometres wide, bordering Egypt and Israel, with a population of about two million. However, Gaza does not border the West Bank, and … →
West before East
In the great game between nations and empires, I am of course in favour of the Western cultural sphere. The one based on the Western and Central European countries, and which partly opposes the Eastern European culture, including Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. The West has created a strong and extraordinarily successful civilisation; I need hardly … →
Islamic revival and the Great Game
With the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas, it is interesting to see how the organisation was created and its origins. Hamas is an Arabic abbreviation for the Islamic Resistance Movement and was formed in 1987, shortly after the outbreak of the first intifada. It was a spin-off of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, whose Gaza … →
The attack on Israel
On the morning of 7 October, the Palestinian listed terrorist organisation Hamas attacked southern Israel, starting from the Gaza Strip. Armed units entered Israeli territory, thousands of missiles were fired, and the Israeli air defence system was unable to shoot them all down. The violence against Israeli civilians was abhorred by many in the West … →
Russians, Ukrainians and Orcs
Keep in mind that the Americans do not think highly of the Ukrainians. They are also seen as a kind of Russian, whose sons can be sent as cannon fodder to weaken the greater enemy in the Kremlin. Let the Orcs kill each other and we won’t have to sacrifice American lives, that’s the idea. … →
The birth of a superpower
The Americans have unwittingly given Russia a modern mythology, a historical turning point, a birth. When the conflict is over, the timeline will be divided into before and after the Ukrainian war. The difference between them will be significant. This is how the modern superpower Russia was born. This is how it took over the … →