30 April 2018
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN MAY 2018   “WILL SYRIA OVERCOME..”;  “ROLLING OUT THE BRI”     BE AFRAID… BE VERY AFRAID   Whilst the full horrors of the Donald Trump presidency, now well into its second year, are still being revealed to a hardly comprehending world, it is about to get worse. On April 9th,the somewhat notorious US foreign affairs commentator John Bolton, who came to achieve international notoriety in 2004 as  [ Read More ]

6 March 2018
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN MARCH 2018   BREXIT BRITAIN;  CHINA’S STUNNING BRI INITIATIVE; SYRIAN CONFLICT   BREXIT BRITAIN BLUNDERS OUT OF THE EU   Almost a year has passed since the UK government in March 2017 triggered its intended withdrawal from the EU by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This gave the UK two years to negotiate a deal on its future relationship with the EU. The conflicting signals emanating  [ Read More ]

7 February 2018
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2018   MANIFEST DESTINY & ‘AMERICA FIRST’;  THE TRANSFORMED TPP; IRAN IS NOT A “PUSHOVER”   THE PLAGUE OF MANIFEST DESTINY & ‘AMERICA FIRST’ Any thought that 2018 was to be just another year for further disappointing human affairs has been retreating in the face of the growing realisation of the wider implications of the election of Donald Trump to a unique authority in the world. Could  [ Read More ]

29 November 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN DECEMBER 2017   POLAND’S FAILING DEMOCRACY; BRITAIN’S EU EXODUS; POST-CONFLICT SYRIA   BRITAIN’S EU EXODUS: MAYHEM, UNCERTAINTY & SCANDAL    “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!” Wm. Shakespeare “Hamlet.” In this our final issue of 2017, Peter Crisell continues his series on the Brexit agonies racking the UK, characterised by his headline…and it doesn’t get any better. Negotiations have still not yet commenced  [ Read More ]

9 November 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN NOVEMBER 2017   THE US IN ASIA;   BELARUS: THE UNFREE;   QATAR AND THE GULF CRISIS NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM Who will replace the US in Asia?  The question arises because President Trump, who currently is himself in Asia, has withdrawn the US from an Obama done-deal, the much vaunted Trans-Pacific Partnership, as of the 1st day of his presidency. This was the largest trade deal in history involving  [ Read More ]

9 November 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN OCTOBER 2017   BREXIT BRITAIN;   TURKMENISTAN: SCRAPING DEMOCRACY’S BARREL;   EGYPT AFTER THE ARAB SPRING BREXIT BRITAIN: DIVIDED, DEADLOCKED AND DISCONNECTED Last addressed by us in July, it is incontestable that this drama has rolled on without future options becoming any more clear. Prime Minister May made a long heralded speech, symbolically for Europe, in Florence Italy , that purportedly sought ‘to go official’ on the proposal of a  [ Read More ]

9 November 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2017   SCANDINAVIA LEADS THE WORLD; SYRIA & IRAQ: NOW WHAT ABOUT THE KURDS?; NORTH KOREA PUSHES ITS LUCK! SCANDINAVIA LEADS THE WORLD For the past seventeen years we have published annually (and updated) ‘World Audit,’ our Democracy league table, ranking those (now 154) nations with populations in excess of one million, and publishing, together with relevant details. The information we receive from our data partners*, is  [ Read More ]

9 November 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN AUGUST 2017 POLAND HUNGARY & THE REFUGEES;   SYRIA THE MALIGNED;   World Democracy Audit UPDATED   EUROPE & ITS IMMIGRANTS In this August ’17 issue, we flag up the continuing massive exodus from the equatorial south, seeking to live and work in Europe. Sara Bielecki assesses their impact on the existing refugees and the authoritarian-inclined nations of Central Europe. Europe’s Unwelcome IMMIGRANTS : ‘The New Sea Peoples’ ‘The Sea  [ Read More ]

30 June 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN   JULY 2017   BREXIT;   RUSSIA;  IRAN BREXIT MEANS…. CONFUSION   Our July reports cover three highly sensitive topics.   Britain’s putative ‘Brexit’ from the European Union is brought right up to date alongside a description of the parlous state of the UK government, following the surprise election and the demolition of its former parliamentary majority. It has now concluded a deal with a minor (Northern Ireland) party  [ Read More ]

28 June 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN JUNE 2017   SYRIA; NORTH KOREA;  THE BALKANS   VIOLENCE: THE REALITY AND THE THREAT   In this June issue, we offer three reports: Syria: where we take a long look at what probably remains the most dangerous place on earth…overdue for resolution! North Korea, after a lengthy lay-off by NN, the nuclear menace that surrounds the ‘Secret Kingdom’ is probed; as also is the ‘destabilised’ Balkans, where violence  [ Read More ]