Ukraine and Russia are at War, But that’s not the Real Story

March 24, 2022  Philip C. Johnson  The media, both mainstream and social, is filled with information about the current war between Russia and Ukraine. The media tells us that the entire world is against Russia, but that isn’t true. It is not even close to being true. In fact, the war itself, while tragic, is … Continue reading Ukraine and Russia are at War, But that’s not the Real Story

Al-Qaeda Fighters Join the War in Ukraine

March 16, 2022 Philip C. Johnson While the world worries that World War 3 could begin at any moment, it seems that the world has already decided to head to Ukraine to join the war effort.  There are lots of people heading to Ukraine at the behest of Ukrainian President Zelensky from a variety of … Continue reading Al-Qaeda Fighters Join the War in Ukraine

Russia vs. Ukraine: And the Winner is: CHINA

March 10, 2022 Philip C. Johnson Two weeks ago, Russia invaded, without provocation, a neighboring country. There’s no defending that. There is no way to spin it in Russia’s favor. The impact on Ukrainian citizens is unimaginable and all decent people should acknowledge how devastating war is.  Most Americans, in my experience, process global conflict … Continue reading Russia vs. Ukraine: And the Winner is: CHINA

RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE: WHERE IS THIS GOING?

Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. February 27, 2022 I have only been to Moscow once. I am not an expert on Russia or Vladimir Putin. I have been to Ukraine twice. Once in 2014 to cover the Maidan Revolution that ousted the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych. And again in 2020 to visit and write about Chernobyl. … Continue reading RUSSIA’S INVASION OF UKRAINE: WHERE IS THIS GOING?

Guess What? Your President is Not a Traitor: Trump and Russian Collusion

Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. April 20, 2019 http://www.globalnext.org Well, after nearly two years, the Mueller Report was finally released revealing whether or not President Donald Trump and/or his team colluded with, conspired with or worked hand-in-hand with Russia and Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 Presidential election from the Democratic Party and the media-anointed Hilary … Continue reading Guess What? Your President is Not a Traitor: Trump and Russian Collusion

“The U.N. is Not Helping,” says Refugee Camp Coordinator

Phil Johnson, Ph.D. February 27, 2018 From Beirut, Lebanon Refugee camps are always bleak places, even more so in the cold and rain. And so it was on the day that I visited El-Rahman Syrian Refugee Camp in the Saadnayel-Bekaa region of Lebanon. Currently, Lebanon is host to 1.5 million Syrian refugees and 500,000 Palestinian … Continue reading “The U.N. is Not Helping,” says Refugee Camp Coordinator

A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

September 8, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.D. Global Next, LLC http://www.globalnext.org For a number of years I have have known and worked with a man who calls Al-Raqqah, Syria his home. Yes, the place of the headquarters of ISIS. This “son of Raqqah” is a man with whom I am well-acquainted and in turn is well-acquainted … Continue reading A “Son of Raqqah” Shares: From the Heart of ISIS

BREXIT: It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, unfriending someone on Facebook and making Vladimir Putin happy all at once

June 27, 2016 Phil Johnson, Ph.d. http://www.globalnext.org Ok, so the UK has made a decision for itself - to leave the European Union. While the vote was close, the majority of voters decided it was time to walk away. But nearly half the country disagrees that the UK will be better off outside the EU … Continue reading BREXIT: It’s like breaking up with your girlfriend, unfriending someone on Facebook and making Vladimir Putin happy all at once

ISIS, BREXIT, NORTH KOREA and RANDOM GLOBAL HAPPENINGS

THE JUNE EDITION Phil Johnson, Ph.D. June 27, 2016 http://www.globalnext.org Every now and again, the “Globalnexter” likes to do a quick roundup of what’s going on in the world. If you haven’t read my last two blogs - I encourage you to catch up on what happened with the tragic Orlando Mass Shooting and my … Continue reading ISIS, BREXIT, NORTH KOREA and RANDOM GLOBAL HAPPENINGS

GlobalNexter Predictions: 2016

December 31, 2015 I’ve never written a blog sharing my predictions for the future - but I was reading this article about this Bulgarian woman who apparently made all kinds of predictions, and I was thinking, “Who is this woman? And if she can make bizarre predictions about the future, why can’t I?” First, here’s her … Continue reading GlobalNexter Predictions: 2016