By Jonathan Power - Apr 20,2017
There are 29 states that have, at one time or another, set about becoming nuclear weapons powers, or explored the possibility.Most failed or drew back.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 13,2017
Are our governments economical with the truth, if not maliciously misleading?Do governments the world over lie?They do because there are always occasions when realpolitik appears to demand it.Most recently, many are arguing, we have seen an attempt to obfuscate the truth when Pre
By Jonathan Power - Apr 06,2017
The long talked-about referendum in Turkey will happen on April 16.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 30,2017
The Asian economies are picking up speed again. After the big hit from Wall Street when the bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in a heap in 2008, sending shock waves everywhere, a recovery is now in the works.How many child deaths in the Third World did these bankers cause?Anoth
By Jonathan Power - Mar 23,2017
Once again the media are presenting us with the images of the mother of all famines, stretching from the Yemen to Somalia, to Sudan and South Sudan, to the Central African Republic, to northern Nigeria.It is a bad famine, but there have been bad famines in the not so distant past
By Jonathan Power - Mar 16,2017
Rocket launches galore in North Korea. Colours and flames in the sky. It is all a bit like a peacock spreading his tail.Murders abound.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 09,2017
The state of being vigorously against Russian President Vladimir Putin is getting out of control. It is in danger of becoming pathological and self-destructive.What does the West gain in the long run if it sees nothing ahead but that it has to be anti-Russia?The West is in d
By Jonathan Power - Mar 02,2017
The great immigration debate has to become the great rethinking and restructuring debate.Charlie Brown is right when he says “no problem is too big and complicated that it can’t be run away from”.In both the US and the EU, the focus is increasingly on the problem of immigration.P
By Jonathan Power - Feb 23,2017
Eleven hundred years ago, Europe was a backwater.
By Jonathan Power - Feb 16,2017
Reporting on President Donald Trump’s new energy policy, which plans for a big increase in domestically produced oil and gas, the Financial Times reported recently: “Exports of gas have begun, with the first shipments of liquefied natural gas leaving the Sabine Pass facility on t