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Author and journalist. Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master's graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in newspaper journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent.
SHARE Friday, June 12, 2020 Trump's Touted Troop Pullout From Germany Is More Rift Than Gift
President Donald Trump's reported order to withdraw nearly 10,000 US troops from bases in Germany has engendered frissons of angst about the future of NATO, the transatlantic relationship, and European security. The most preposterous reaction came from American and European security officials who called the move a "gift to Putin".
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2020 U.S. Concocting Intel to Frame China for COVID-19 Crisis
China's communist leaders have blood on their hands, so say U.S. hawks. Chinaphobes in Congress and a battalion of media pundits are demanding compensation from Beijing for the spiraling death toll and economic destruction incurred by the United States.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2020 Sick West Goes Viral
The US media surmised that the Russian response to the US request for aid was "to push efforts for relief from sanctions" imposed by Washington. The cynical inference is that supposed Russian conniving and deceit knows no bounds in the black art of manipulation.
SHARE Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Erdogan's Treacherous Bluff
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is like the proverbial thief who has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Instead of slinking off in shame, he goes into a fit of rage as if he's the one who is the injured party.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, January 31, 2020 US Returns to Ashes of 1945
The American national myth, evolved over recent decades since 1945, views itself as "exceptional" from all other nations. That translates as the US presuming to be "superior" and "above the law that others are bound by." Mike Pence's menacing words and attitude at the Holocaust memorial showed a disturbing and pernicious disconnect with the need for preventing war and genocide.
SHARE Sunday, January 19, 2020 Cowardly EU Backstabs Iran
With the US already well out of the JCPOA and the Europeans undermining it further, it looks like the treaty will inevitably collapse and be discarded. The collapse of this accord which involved years of painstaking negotiations to formulate is entirely due to the bad faith and deceit of the Americans and Europeans.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 11, 2020 Question Over "Shoot-Down" Video
A mobile phone video supposedly taken by an amateur bystander in Tehran purports to show the moment an Iranian air-defense missile hits the doomed civilian airliner.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2020 Postmortem Assassination of Iran's General Soleimani
The U.S. under Donald Trump is caught up fatally in its own delusions and web of propaganda lies. A nation whose leader celebrates murder while attending an ecstatic church meeting is a nation that is doomed.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 27, 2019 Why Trump is Winding Up Tensions with North Korea
The logic of war profits and strategic conflict with China mean that Trump and the Washington establishment do not want to find a peaceful resolution with North Korea. Hence a return to the hostile wind-up of tensions.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 13, 2019 US Weaponizing Space in Bid to Launch Arms Race
While the spats between President Trump and other NATO leaders at the rancorous 70th summit garnered most media attention, barely noticed was the alliance's announcement to make "space an operational domain." The development is explicitly about leveraging new military strike potential.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 30, 2019 The Antisemitic Card
It is a ludicrous situation when anyone criticizing Israeli state violations against Palestinians or neighboring countries is then instantly discredited as being "antisemitic."
SHARE Saturday, October 26, 2019 Trump and NY Times Admit US Imperialist War in Syria
Many astute observers of the eight-years in Syria always knew that Washington's agenda was regime change and that its anti-terror claims were a fraudulent pretext. Now we have the US president and America's leading newspaper owning up to the criminal occupation of Syrian territory and a land grab for oil.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 14, 2019 Russia to Salvage US Mess
It's going to be a precarious balancing act, but only one nation can possibly help bring stability to the chaos unleashed in Syria by US President Donald Trump. That's Russia. Reports of a deal brokered over the weekend by Russia between Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia are a prelude to a wider effort by Moscow to achieve full peace in the war-torn country.
SHARE Monday, October 7, 2019 Ball in Trump's Court for North Korea Success
If Donald Trump wants to boost his re-election chances in 2020, then he has to stop the grandstanding politics with North Korea and actually get down to the nitty-gritty of peace negotiations. The ball is in his court. If he pulls off a deal with Kim Jung Un, it could be a decisive voter-winner. But any deal must be based on substance.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 21, 2019 Canada's furore over Trudeau's racist problems is only skin deep
Canada's political class looks ridiculous for the superficial condemnations it is leveling against Pseudo-Trudeau. The Canadian state has plenty of racist blood on its hands both from national and international foreign policy conduct. These far bigger crimes and malfeasance is what Canada should be really red-faced about.
SHARE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 How the world learned to stop worrying and ignore Trump
Diplomacy and mediation require respect, historical knowledge, and empathy the latter being the ability to see the perspective of others without necessarily agreeing with them. Trump shows none of these qualities. And with the diplomatic corps having been gutted of personnel during his presidency, there is little recourse for wiser counsel to offset this president's boorish, bullying manner.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2019 US, UK Hong Kong Hypocrisy
It seems significant that the Hong Kong mayhem comes at a time when the Trump administration is waging a trade war with China and trying to coerce Chinese President Xi Jinping into making onerous concessions for American economic advantage.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 4, 2019 Pompeo "Happy" to Pontificate in Tehran, Revealing US Tyranny of Arrogance
Last week, Pompeo told US media he was willing to go to Iran despite the Americans having no diplomatic relations with Tehran. Pompeo was not intending to suddenly meet with Iranian officials. Instead he wants a putative visit to Tehran to be an occasion to get on state media and address the Iranian people "directly."