Staying in the EU

Beautiful interview Simon. My parents were teenagers when WW2 ended and I live a walk away from the British Airborne cemetery at Oosterbeek. That we don’t better celebrate what binds us in Europe and transatlantically is a very sore spot to me as well. It certainly isn’t difficult for my parents and grandparents for whom …

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Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow and Russia’s role in Syria, some thoughts.

Russia’s parade on may 9th celebrated the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany. It is a very meaningful parade centering around perhaps the most formative events behind the industrial and military power and outlook of the Soviet Union and Russia. Just two guest leaders attended; the President of Serbia and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …

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Trump & the Taliban

The worry the Pentagon had and increasingly has is not over ISIS, it is over that large parts of Afghanistan, like Iraq and Syria already have, will fall into the Iranian sphere. Iran already is strongly present and expanding its influence in all these three countries and is delighted by the US chasing after small …

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