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US Based South African Comedian Provokes Anger in Pakistan With False Imran Khan/Trump Comparison

While comedy is the art of pushing boundaries which necessarily means provoking thought and causing offence, the South African born American based comedian Trevor Noah is not the traditional boundary pushing comedian in the tradition of George Carlin or Lenny Bruce. Instead, Noah is known for “politically correct humour” that […]



Duterte Endorses Bongbong Marcos as His Successor Using Highly Parliamentary Language

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has become skilled at trolling his increasingly few but increasingly outspoken critics who congregate around the opposition Liberal Party. Duterte has made no secret of the fact that he believes the current Vice President (elected separately to the President) Leni Robredo is not up to the task […]



He Can’t Win It For Technical Reasons, But PM Abiy Deserves The Nobel Peace Prize

The Ethiopian premier can’t win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for technical reasons, but he nevertheless deserves global recognition for his peacemaking successes. The Nobel Committee will award its eponymous Peace Prize on 5 October, and while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy certainly deserves this more than anyone else, it’s impossible […]


Vucic Is Trying To Use “Reverse-Psychology” To “Legitimize” Selling Out Kosovo

Merkel doesn’t really care whether Kosovo is partitioned or not, but by framing his actions as going against the German Chancellor’s position, Vucic is employing “reverse-psychology” in a bid to exploit Serbs’ predisposition to opposing Berlin on principle, which he consequently hopes will shore up support for his unpopular plan […]



Andrew Korybko Interview – “CPEC: Security Implications and Suggested Strategies”

Hadiqa Mir, a student of M.Phil Peace and Conflict Studies at Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad, conducted the following written interview with Andrew Korybko as part of her research on the topic of “CPEC: Security Implications and Suggested Strategies”. HM: How do you see the regional and domestic […]