Columns

Taking Analgesics For Another Person’s Headache, By Owei Lakemfa

...the childishly wails that the petroleum products were stolen by the Iranian government from the Iranian people and given illegally to Venezuela. If this weird claim were true, how is it America’s business? How is it in America’s place to cry on behalf of Iranians, who in the first place…
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Columns

Inhumanity In the Season of Human Tragedies, By Owei Lakemfa

It is a sick and inhuman political calculation which hopes that a combination of punishing sanctions and a death harvest by COVID-19 will bring down the Iranian government and return the country to its pre-1979 subservience to the United Logically, a global pandemic requires a global response and solution, because…
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Opinion

Why the Soleimani Assassination Is So, So Wrong!, By Femi Mimiko

The question all these evoke is: Why would a administration latch onto a most dangerous, and brazen foreign policy act when actually there were several more benign and potentially effective options it could have taken to achieve the same result of taming a disruptive Iran? While it may perfectly suit…
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Opinion

Donald Trump and the March To War In the Persian Gulf, By Phillip van Niekerk

How does the fit in? In the Washington echo chamber, no one has even attempted to explain how exactly Iran represents an existential threat to the , except maybe as a nuclear power, and that is exactly what the JCPOA sought to address. The origins of the escalation of tensions…
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Columns

The Human Disease Called Trust Deficit Disorder, By Owei Lakemfa

...the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the world this Tuesday that it is suffering from a "trust deficit disorder.” He explained that democratic principles are threatened and the world, disjointed: "The world is more connected, yet societies are becoming more fragmented. Challenges are growing outward, while many people are…
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Columns

Is Saudi Arabia Also Among the Terrorists?, By Owei Lakemfa

..it is in Yemen that Saudi Arabia has most displayed it its military prowess. There had been an uprising against the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. A combination of Houthi rebels and Yemeni military loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, had removed Hadi. An angry Saudi Arabia…
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