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No more doctrines

Conventionally, the word ‘doctrine’ has two meanings. A doctrine can be “a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious ones”. A doctrine can also be “a statement of official government…

Trump And Cuba

Trump and Cuba

The latest country to be targeted by Trump is Cuba, thus continuing with his agenda of dismantling his predecessor Barack Obama’s legacy – whether his healthcare plan at home or…

Unbearably Light Treaties

Unbearably light treaties

As Sam Goldwyn famously said, “A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” One could argue that this observation applies to international treaties as well. Indeed, unless the…

Cold War Is On

Cold war is on

A COLD war is on between the West and Russia in right earnest. Its immediate cause is, of course, the Ukraine. But Prof John J. Mearsheimer of the University of…