John Dobson

COVID

Coronavirus: Women are stronger than men

Geneticists who specialise in studying the immune response difference between the sexes believe that women have protective powers against superbugs...

timthumb

Russia’s disinformation about Covid-19 is itself a dangerous virus

In a world struggling to survive the onslaught of the invisible enemy, the Kremlin is pumping up its disinformation, inspired...

john dobson

Russia’s Deep State changed Putin’s mind

When Putin became President, the Deep State expanded into politics and economics, both on a governmental level and into state-related...

JOHN

Trial of Russian intelligence officers will infuriate Kremlin

It was just an ordinary flight, the sort that many of us take regularly. There were 80 children among the...

The novel coronavirus has been spreading through China and surrounding countries.

Will coronavirus rescue Trump’s failing policy on Iran?

COVID-19 has arrived in Iran at the worst possible time for its economy. Iran has been the source of dozens...

john dobson

Which way Europe?

What happens in Europe should be of great interest to Indian policymakers, as Europe is at a crossroad and the...

democracy

Democracy has been trumped in America

To be fair, Donald Trump is not the sole cause of America’s democratic deficit, he simply magnifies it by his...

0202_Page_11 1

Putin: Riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma

On 15 January, he announced a radical constitutional shake-up, changes which would increase the powers of Parliament, Cabinet, and trim...

john copy

Deepfakes could destroy democracy

LONDON: Imagine this. A video appears on social media showing Narendra Modi announcing that he has converted to Islam and...

IRAN-TEHRAN-QASEM SOLEIMANI-PROTEST

Fasten your safety belts; this could be war

One of the greatest strategic mistakes in recent times was the illegal and ill-advised US invasion of Iraq, which left...

donald_trump

Trump has knowingly created a nation of hate, which will help fuel his 2020 election campaign

“Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul”, said a President...

Men work on unloading the rubber imported from Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries at a bonded logistics centre in Nantong

Why Pakistani women are being trafficked to China

A recent report gave a list of 629 girls and women from across Pakistan sold as brides to Chinese men....

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as he arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Is NATO ‘brain dead’, or is it just a solution looking for a problem?

Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact no longer exist, so what is the purpose of NATO? Its current shape, future and...

A MAN HAMMERS THE BERLIN WALL FILE PHOTO.

Thirty years ago Berlin Wall collapsed, so did communism

No so-called communist country exists in the world today. They are authoritarian ‘communist-in-name-only’.     “A communist is someone who’s...

john

Will Donald duck impeachment?

Trump’s blatant ignorance of the world has caused mayhem in the Middle East. The most threatening case for Trump’s impeachment...

Militia members march in formation past Tiananmen Square during a rehearsal before a military parade marking the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China

China at 70: So far, so good, but what’s next?

There’s a ticking time bomb within China’s financial system in the form of huge debt-to-GDP ratio of 260%, caused by...

putin

President Putin’s plan to weaken NATO is working

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system has presented NATO with an existential problem. Turkey appears to want...

p1

Vladimir and Xi: Will this love-fest have a happy ending?

Putin depends more on Xi than otherwise.As China’s position gets stronger, Russia’s become weaker.   London: What do you think...

People attend a rally to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow, Russia on Saturday. REUTERS

Vladimir Putin faces a tricky five years. And then what?

Successive election victories, which became more and more suspect, allowed Putin to severely restrict free speech and peaceful assembly.  ...

The Wider Image: Without papers, Uighurs fear for their future in Turkey

Why are Muslim countries kowtowing to China?

Quite literally, China is destroying the Uyghur Muslim identity, turning the new generation into Han Chinese.     London: If you...

A Ukrainian ambulance destroyed in the Donbass war-zone.

Ukraine approaches critical elections

Crimea, seized by Russia in 2014, and Russian supported insurrection in eastern Ukrainian Donbass region, will be uppermost in voter’s...

john

China accused of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience

Several witnesses gave harrowing descriptions of people having their bodies cut open, some while still alive, in order to remove...

john

The luncheon voucher minibot which could destroy the euro

The ECB is alarmed. The euro is the glue which holds the EU together. If the euro fails, so could...

john

Disarray in White House could lead to catastrophe in Middle East

Trump must stop the sanctions that are hurting his allies as much as Iran.   London: What is President Donald...