John Hume

John Hume was an absolutely unique force in politics in the North of Ireland. He stood head and shoulders above every other constitutional nationalist politician in political ability. He was indispensable to the Peace Process and its success and the achievement of the Good Friday settlement. His community was very fortunate it found a man of […]

Pashinyan and the Lost Treaty of Sevres

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, has been addressing a Conference in Yerevan to celebrate the lost Treaty of Sevres. He made a statement at that conference praising the lost Treaty of August 1920 and indicated that he would like to see it revived from the dead, presumably to carve up […]

Bobby Storey: First Among Equals

The funeral of Volunteer Bobby Storey has created something of a palaver. Palavers, of course, are not unusual in the weird political construct of ‘Northern Ireland’. They are the very stuff of the communal grind and they gain extra purchase when they occur within one of the two communal blocs rather than between the two. […]

Armenia Unbalanced

The flare up of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which has resulted in a number of military and civilian deaths and fears of a new war in the region, is all about Armenia and its unbalancing since the coming to power of its present Prime Minister, Nicol Pashinyan. There is a strong tendency in the […]

Muslim Lives Matter!

This is another in the TAFSO (New York based Turkish-American Security Foundation) interview series; German Political Scientist, Dr. Christian Johannes Henrich. It is of specific interest in relation to information concerning the Swiss Historian Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser whose book on Talaat Pasha I recently reviewed. Dr. Henrich studied Political Science, Sociology and Economics in Siegen, […]

The Tsar’s Last War on the Ottomans

A few years ago I obtained a copy of Sean McMeekin’s book ‘The Russian origins of the First World War’. It is certainly a very interesting read, particularly because it looks at something that Western histories neglect about the Great War – the role of Czarist Russia. Czarist Russia, of course, collapsed in its waging […]

The Talaat Pasha Question

A recent book by Professor Hans Lukas Keiser ‘Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide’ has the objective of establishing Talaat as the chief orchestrator of the event the author calls the “Armenian Genocide” and to establish him alongside Ataturk as “The Father of Modern Turkey. Prof Keiser makes the case that the […]

“Erməni Soyqırımı” haqqında düşüncələr

Alim qondarma erməni soyqırımı haqqında iddiaların çürük olduğunu bildirib ABŞ-da qondarma “erməni soyqırımı” ilə bağlı Türkiyəyə yönəlik qaralama kampaniyası aparan siyasi dairələrə və qeyri-hökumət təşkilatlarına qarşı diaspora xidməti göstərən və 2008-ci ildə Nyu-Yorkda qurulan Türk-Amerikan Təhlükəsizlik Fondu (TASFO) bununla əlaqədar Qərb tarixçiləri ilə reportajlar həyata keçirir. Təşkilatın mövzu ətrafında söhbət apardığı ekspertlərdən biri də irlandiyalı […]