Like many millions across the world, watching the heartrending and blood boiling images of revolution, freedom and courage in the face of the despotism of regimes like Syria and Libya, I could not help but feel a sense of pride in my fellow man. Here were poorly armed men, women and children standing up for their beliefs and freedom and being killed in their thousands, … Continue reading Arab Spring, or Arab Fall?
In recent years the general foreign policy positioning of the states of the Western world has become increasingly isolationist. Such an orientation has been centred on the premise, now popular in public opinion, that political interference inside violence-ridden and poverty stricken countries (more often than not in African or the Middle East) rarely solves the original problems and instead creates new ones. Related to this … Continue reading ‘No’ to Western Isolationism