EU Economic Crisis: ‘Extend And Pretend Game’ Cannot Last

Originally published on Sputnik, March 30, 2017. With the UK’s Brexit negotiations finally triggered, the EU faces the prospect of losing one of it’s strongest economic partners. John Hardy, a financial analyst at the Danish Investment Saxo Bank, told Sputnik’s Nima Green that a recession within the Eurozone within the next three years is likely.…

Euphrates Shield: Turkey’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Announcement ‘A Sham’

Originally published on Sputnik, March 30, 2017. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has announced that Turkey’s combat operations in Syria have ended. That’s despite both Daesh and Kurdish militants continuing to be operational. Political analyst Aydin Sezer told Sputnik that the “success” is a sham, designed to bolster nationalist domestic support for the president. It…

Health Sector Reporting: Do No Harm

A Brief Note On The Status-Quo “Bacon Can Cause Cancer.” “Drinking Red Wine Just As Good As Hitting The Gym.” These headlines certainly make for likely click-bait. (The last one in particular, if you’re anything like me and have New Year’s resolutions of “getting healthier” on the mind.) They may even be laughable. But it’s…

Japanese Lawmakers See Red Over North Korea Missile Fallout

Originally published on Sputnik, March 9, 2017. North Korea’s decision to fire ballistic missiles towards Japan on Monday continues to alarm the Asia-Pacific region. Jonathan Bogais, a specialist in foreign affairs, told Sputnik, that North Korea’s actions are pushing some Japanese lawmakers to consider pre-emptive action against the pariah state, currently forbidden by Japan’s constitution.…