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Stephen Bannon – Losing the Battle but not the War

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 5:22 pm | Reuben Steff

Last Friday Stephen Bannon, the Trump administration’s rabble-rousing Chief Strategist, resigned his post – the latest in a series of firings and resignations by members of Trump’s key advisors. It is tempting, especially if one observes mainstream ... More >>

NZ: from Texas of the South to Green Geyser of the Pacific

Wednesday, 25 January 2012, 6:03 pm | Reuben Steff

Recently there has been speculation that the East Coast of New Zealand, home to potentially billions of barrels of oil, could be the ‘Texas of the South’. Response by individuals of different political stripes has been predictable. More >>

The Norway Massacre and the Strength of Liberal Democracy

Thursday, 4 August 2011, 10:42 am | Reuben Steff

The massacre that occurred recently in Norway could happen in any liberal western democracy – even New Zealand. But that is a risk we must run in order to sustain an open social, economic and political system. In a sense, the very nature of our ... More >>

Reuben Steff: The Russian Resurgence

Thursday, 7 January 2010, 11:15 am | Reuben Steff

The Russian Resurgence is now in full-bloom. I've been cataloguing the ongoing collision between America and Russia's strategic interests across parts of Eurasia in my 'scoop' pieces and on my blog . In essence, the Cold War didn't end. To be more specific, ... More >>

The Afghanistan Surge and Dubious Rationales

Friday, 11 December 2009, 4:31 pm | Reuben Steff

Speaking recently at West Point US President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for the Afghan war that includes injecting an additional 30,000 troops into the country. He said that this is to be done for two reasons: The first is to deny Al Qaeda a ... More >>

Iranian Crisis & the Rationality of Irrationality

Thursday, 1 October 2009, 11:38 am | Reuben Steff

Iran has just revealed the existence of a second covert uranium enrichment facility . Unclassified US talking points state that the facility would be capable of producing about a weapons worth of material a year and that the facility was “very heavily ... More >>

Russia & the US: The Beginning of a Grand Bargain?

Friday, 18 September 2009, 5:26 pm | Reuben Steff

The Obama administration has shelved plans to deploy a ground-based missile defence system in the Czech Republic and Poland . This shift in policy may be the first step in a tectonic shift upon the geopolitical chessboard. More >>

Russia and America: The Struggle for Europe

Thursday, 10 September 2009, 11:04 am | Reuben Steff

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the successful ousting of Iraq from Kuwait in 1991, US President George Bush Sr. made a remarkable speech. He stated that a New World Order was emerging: "A world quite different from the one we’ve ... More >>

US & Russia: Rethinking the Unthinkable About Iran

Wednesday, 12 August 2009, 4:56 pm | Reuben Steff

In recent years speculation has mounted that Israel and the United States stand upon the cusp of attacking Iran’s nuclear installations. The potential repercussions of such an attack would be dramatic. It is likely that the wider Middle East would ... More >>

US & Russia: Stalemate on the Grand Chessboard

Tuesday, 14 July 2009, 11:57 am | Reuben Steff

The recent American-Russian summit had all the pomp, ceremony and pleasantries that one expects of political theater. However these atmospherics only acted to obscure and divert the world’s attention from the core disputes which remain unresolved ... More >>

 

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