Author: Roman Frederic Cabay

U.S. Military Intervention In Haiti: Destined To Failure

Marx wrote that history repeats itself first as a tragedy, then as a farce. We now witness a grim farce indeed as the UN now discusses whether to permit an American intervention in Haiti – the fourth since 1913 and the third in the past thirty years. Haiti hosted UN

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Responding To Iran: Sanctions Are Not Solidarity

The past month has seen a spate of protests in various Iranian cities following the death of Mahsa Amini after her arrest by the morality police. These have devolved into violence, causing dozens to hundreds of deaths, (depending on the source) with conflicting reports on whether protestors are armed as

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Armenia And Azerbaijan: Why Have Hostilities Resumed?

On September 15, a new round of military clashes erupted on the Armenia-Azeri border. While both sides claim to be responding to the other’s aggression, Azerbaijan has crossed the border into Armenia, strategically taking control of the high ground. The nearly 300 deaths that have occurred since, no small part

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Europe’s Sanctions On Russia: An Exercise In Self-Harm

Last Friday, Russian gas giant Gazprom announced the indefinite shutdown of Nordstream 1, a critical artery for European gas importation. This is the latest in a series of energy cuts which have led to soaring energy bills and inflation rates. Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the EU

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Singapore’s New Marriage Laws Are Not Any Better

Last week, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a landmark announcement on an infamous article of legislation – section 377A, which explicitly forbids sex between men on penalty of two years prison, would be repealed in the coming months. The announcement elaborated that the constitution would be amended to define marriage as

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