The Trump virus goes global

Why are so many voters in a blind rage with government and politicians? JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs April 29, 2016 Trumpery – the political disease that is convulsing the United States – appears to be mutating into a world-wide epidemic. Donald Trump

Remembering the Pillar

By Brian Brennan April, 2016 On the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966, a terrorist explosion blew away the top half of the iconic Nelson’s Pillar – a slightly smaller version of the Corinthian column in London’s Trafalgar Square –

Namibia’s Nazis — This Week’s Other Birthday

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs April 23, 2016 Until quite recently, while Queen Elizabeth and her family were celebrating her birthday every April 21, a group of elderly men in south-west Africa were nursing the effects of the birthday toasts they had drunk

Good reads: fresh Facts, and provocative Opinions

KINGS OF THE RANCH. By Brian Brennan   Feature After a historic cattle ranch was added to a major conservation site in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the two eccentric brothers who originally owned the ranch were again in the spotlight. Although they

The back story, to the troubles facing Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

A Brazilian congressional committee has recommended the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. For background on this story and what was recently seen as one of the world’s champion developing economies has plunged into chaos see Jonathan Manthorpe’s column published by F&O on

Fresh facts, and opinions, this week

  Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi: The Image And The Reality, by Jonathan Manthorpe, F&O International Affairs It has come as a shock to Aung San Suu Kyi’s international groupies and fans that the Burmese freedom icon is not the ethereal Princess

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi: The Image And The Reality

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs April 9, 2016 It has come as a shock to Aung San Suu Kyi’s international groupies and fans that the Burmese freedom icon is not the ethereal Princess in the Tower of their imaginations. Instead of the pure