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Martin Jay

Award-winning freelance journalist and political commentator

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November 13, 2019
It’s the Federalist Fantasy of a Bolder EU Which Is ‘Brain Dead’, Not NATO

The EU economy is hitting new lows and Britain’s departure will be one more unedifying message to its members: time for a rethink of the project.

October 24, 2019
West Can’t Wash Its Hands of Lebanon’s Meltdown Now, Given That It Supported the Corrupt System for Decades

In Lebanon, the situation is somewhat unique, dangerous yet exciting as well as this tiny country could adopt change, in ways that other Arab countries can’t. Not easily at least.

October 10, 2019
Trump’s Latest Foreign Policy Nightmare: Peace Breaking out in the Middle East

Working out a peace plan makes a lot of sense for the entire region. Someone needs to call the CEO of Lockheed Martin with the bad news as Putin’s Middle East Peace plan seems to be more of a runner than Trump’s.

July 22, 2019
The UN Chief Has to Act Now on Sexual Harassment Epidemic Within the Organization

What can countries, which place their entire security in the hands of the UN, expect when they are hosting sex offenders as Lords of Depravity in their own back yard? The Western Sahara chief needs to clear his name first, before his contract is extended and Guterres needs to make a stand.

July 13, 2019
Qatar Looks Set to Not Only Be a Conduit of Trump’s Befuddled Foreign Policy, but Might Even Save Him in Iran

The Emir’s recent visit to Washington is a turning point which not only shows how valuable Qatar is to Donald Trump but what an outstanding error of judgment on Trump’s part to go along with it was in the first place.

July 5, 2019
The British Press Miss the Point About ‘Corrupt’ Euro Jobs. France Is Taking More Control of the EU with Macron at the Helm

The debacle over top jobs in the European institutions has drawn the wrath of the Eurosceptic press in the UK, unsurprisingly. The editor of the Daily Telegraph predictably uses the process itself to scorn the EU as “corrupt” but somewhat misses the point.

July 2, 2019
We Shouldn’t Blame MI5 Alone for London Bridge Attacks – British Media Also Has a Lot of Blood on Its Hands

Most of what we remember as journalism has died in the UK. Cash-strapped media has shipped in a new generation of cheaper, younger, less educated journalists who largely consider old school journalism a sort of terminal virus that should be avoided.

June 27, 2019
Iran Crisis Is About a Mother of All Inferiority Complexes That Trump Has With Obama

Trump is a child. And children change their minds every five minutes and amuse adults who waste their time trying to apply logic or seek out behavioral patterns to their capricious mannerisms.

June 14, 2019
Turkey and Russia Dig in for a Long Campaign in Idlib, Israel Studies Each and Every Move

The tactic most analysts predict is that Russia has advised President Bashar al-Assad that the best policy is to “chip away” at the area, and not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on Turkey’s doorstep.

June 5, 2019
Trump UK Visit: The Winners and Losers of That Not-So-Special Relationship

Historically, the special relationship between the UK and the US is really nothing more than an urban myth which has new life forced into it when both Washington and Westminster concurrently need it to serve their political purposes.

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