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A New Front in Yemen’s War

As the brutal Saudi-led campaign against the Huthis, who control an area in which most Yemenis live, drags on close to the end of a third year, the likelihood that the allegedly “legitimate” president Abdrabbu Mansur Hadi will return is minimal. To a great extent the problems in Yemen have as much to do with the ineptness and corruption of Hadi More...

by Daniel Martin Varisco | Published 3 months ago
By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Qat and Famine in Yemen

The Economist recently posted a short article called Qat-Wrenching: The Drug that is Starving Yemen. The byline reads “Famine in Yemen could be avoided if the men chewed less qat.” It is bad enough that the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Just a Video Game?

This is the generation of gamers, from Grand Theft Auto to World of Warcraft, a generation hooked on action-packed video games. Most are fantasy, but there are also the ones that simulate wars and real events of More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Get Ready for Trumpageddon

The unilateral decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has ignited a political backlash throughout the Middle East. Not surprisingly, this major shift in U.S. More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Sju skäl att stoppa utvisningarna till Afghanistan

Vi är många som är tacksamma för att Sverige tagit emot flyktingar som bidragit till vårt välstånd och Sveriges utveckling. Det är nu två år sedan Stefan Löfven och Åsa Romson presenterade den nya tillfälliga More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, December 8th, 2017
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Bedouins on Mars

A recent video posted on youtube by the UAE for the World Government Summit of 2017 announced the Emerati version of Star Trek. Given its recent entry into the space race, the oil-fluent UAE appears to be planning More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
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Have the Houthis lost Yemen?

The past few days have seen an escalation of fighting in Sanaa, Yemen. It seems that at last former President Ali Abdullah Salih has turned on the Houthis, with whom he made an alliance over three years ago to regain More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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BS on MBS by TLF

Recently the New York Times correspondent Thomas L. Friedman (hence TLF) published a commentary entitled “Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last.” The first sentence began: “I never thought I’d live long More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Sanningen om hur det går för de ensamutvisade

“När man väl har fått en person att inse att det är slöseri med tid att vara kvar här i Sverige, och bättre att åka tillbaka och börja sitt liv på riktigt, då är det här något väldigt positivt More...

By Ingrid Eckerman On Monday, November 6th, 2017
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Motståndet mot utvisningarna växer

Europa försörjer talibaner och IS med unga pojkar som inte har annat val för sin försörjning. Fredsbevarande? 1939 sade vi nej till 10 asylsökande judiska läkare från Tyskland. Vi skäms. 1945 utlämnade More...