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By Jonathan Power - Apr 19,2018
A total of 500,000 dead and counting. President Bashar Assad is going full blast at reducing the parts of his country still standing, but not under his control, to rubble. Russia hangs on his tail, providing both planes and soldiers but seemingly unable to wag the dog.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 12,2018
President Barack Obama said that the then president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, was “the most popular president on earth”. Now, while fighting for a new term in office, he has been brought low, imprisoned for 12 years for corruption.
By Jonathan Power - Apr 05,2018
Personally I am a coward. I am unlikely ever to be a hero. I have rescued on different occasions three young children from drowning, but I did not risk my life. I certainly would never have done what Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, the French policeman, did.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 29,2018
This present Pope, Francis, is probably the most powerful man in the world, in the round.Stalin once asked when confronted with the argument about the Pope’s reach and influence, replied, “How many divisions has the Pope got?” He missed the point.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 22,2018
Like it is not we find that we are having to get used to the paradoxes, contradictions and confusions of the Trump era.None is more apparent than his attack on the landmark Iran denuclearisation agreement, fashioned by the Obama administration and the Iranian government.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 15,2018
The seemingly eternal president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has an iron grip on his nation and a foreign policy to match. A large majority of Russians give him their support.  He will win reelection.Is it his early economic success? Or is it because of a new stability?
By Jonathan Power - Mar 04,2018
It is been an odd couple of months for southern Africa.
By Jonathan Power - Mar 01,2018
The new, vicious fighting in the Congo is the fourth round of warfare since its independence in 1960. No other country has seen so many “blue berets”, UN peacekeeping troops, in its short history.
By Jonathan Power - Feb 15,2018
How rude can you get? The US vice president, Mike Pence, sitting one row in front of the sister of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un refused to turn round and say hi. She was one outstretched arm away from him.
By Jonathan Power - Feb 08,2018
We are soon going to have a clash between President Donald Trump and international law. This is predicable when one examines the presidential discourse over what to do about North Korea and its possession of nuclear-tipped rockets.

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