CHINA. Chinese Engagement in Latin America and the US Response – Taking Off the Gloves.

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The work examines the PRC’s expanding, increasingly self-confident engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, as manifested in the recent China-CELAC summit in Santiago Chile. China ready for battle for Latin America’s “hearts and minds”. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took aim last week at a resurgent… Read More

AUSTRALIA. Incompetent and often corrupt bureaucrats

Philomena O’Grady – Master of Criminological Studies (LaT), Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MQ), Master of International Security Studies (MQ) How many of these single parents have been victims of fraudulent practices – time for Govt to provide the statistics so that the public can have a discussion on this issue.   Liberal… Read More

AFGHANISTAN. Human Rights in an Islam

Alam Khan Hamdard – adviser to Ministry of Finance and Global Goodwill Ambassadors Afghanis. President and Country Director AIFC/ AlmaaliDubai and Kabul CIBAFI Bahrain Rulers Are Not Above the Law. According to the Islamic concept of justice, absolutely no one is above the law, for all men are equal   Human rights in Islam are taken from Quran and saying… Read More

INDONESIA. The BLASPHEMY of Indonesia’s Law on “blasphemy”

by Lydia Verniory – Human Rights Lawyer. Foreign Relations Expert. Senior Consultant, former United Nations It all began when Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, was sentenced last year to two years in prison for what the local judicial authorities call ‘blasphemy’.   He had cited a verse from the Qur’an which he said… Read More

JORDAN. Act now on sustainable development

Lydia Verniory – Human Rights Lawyer. Foreign Relations Expert. Senior Consultant, former United Nations We have to work for equality and justice today so it can also benefit the people and the animals of tomorrow. She is a splendid beast this Tamara, isn’t she? Try riding one of those across the Wadi Rum in Jordan for three… Read More