BRICS Summit vs Eastern Economic Forum

Following the 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, and the 3rd Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, there are few aspects that are important to highlight. Cooperation between the BRICS countries: It’s no secret that…

The Return of Good Policies for Bad Reasons

Populism and Industrial Policy “Throughout the most of human evolution both progress as well as its horizontal transmission was extremely slow, occasional and tedious a process. Well into the classic period of Alexander the Macedonian…

Marxism, Psychiatry, and Capitalism

This is the transcript of a recent email interview I did with Dr. Bruce M. Z. Cohen, senior lecturer at the University of Auckland and author of Psychiatric Hegemony: A Marxist Theory of Mental Illness…

Human Misery Monetized

Capitalizing and profiteering from the occupation: corporate human rights violations in the occupied territories While the new cold war is taking its momentum, the world community is gradually forgetting other pressing issues; such as human…

The Trump Train Already Heading Towards Europe

The “Trump Train” (once a Twitter hashtag and then a successful metaphor of the assertive, and to date unstoppable, reform wind blown by Donald Trump) is finally arrived at the White House. But this is…

Orlando: Deeper Than Terrorism

The recent shootings in Orlando are, without a doubt, a terrorist attack. However, it is not the terrorism that so much of the mainstream media is playing into, with their focus being on shooter Omar…

Suicidal Nuclear Gambit on Caucasus

(Game of Poker at best, Game of Chess at worst, and neither option should be celebrated) Nuclear security is seemingly in the vanguard of global attention, but the large framework of international provisions is increasingly…

Is Caucasus the Next Syria? Don’t Forget the OSCE

The recent all-shoot out in Azerbaijan between the ethnic Armenians and Azerbaijani forces brought yet another round of casualties, psychological traumas and property destructions. Sudden and severe as it was, the event sent its shock…

Saudi-Iran Relations

There is no need to argue on Saudi Arabia and Iran as the two biggest regional powers in the Gulf, the rising tension between the two countries who are engaged in proxy wars in Syria,…