Philip C. Johnson, Ph.D. August 5, 2022 America’s foreign policy has always been a tricky thing, but the recent policy decisions of the current administration are downright unsettling. In addition to myriad domestic and social challenges like high gas prices, historic inflation, an open southern border, angst over abortion rights and aggressive transgender activism, our leaders … Continue reading AMERICA’S FOREIGN POLICY: Feeling Safe Yet?
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?
State of the World: January 2015 Update
January 25, 2015 It seems that since November of 2014, I haven’t been able to catch my breath - between conferences in Italy and China, teaching courses in Geneva and Kabul and research in Qatar, India and Kashmir, I haven’t had time to comment on the goings-on of the world. But I’ve been tracking - … Continue reading State of the World: January 2015 Update
India: The World’s Largest Democracy has a New Prime Minister: So What?
May 16, 2014 Finally, after waging the world’s largest and most expensive democratic election, India has announced that their new Prime Minister is Narendra Modi. The leader of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (a Hindu nationalist party) won with the largest margin in almost 30 years. Here are three things you need to know: The new … Continue reading India: The World’s Largest Democracy has a New Prime Minister: So What?
Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up
April 14, 2014Well, it appears I am not a good blogger when I am traveling. Maybe I need to Tweet more - and share “sound-bites” of my impressions of the world. Obviously waiting for the “right time” to write a more comprehensive account of leadership conferences and other experiences is not working! So, as the … Continue reading Global Next’s Winter/Spring Season 2014: The World in Context Wrap Up
Ukraine: The Continuing Revolution Trend
February 17, 2014 What’s going on in Ukraine? Ukrainians have been protesting since November 21st. It took many analysts by surprise and as it has unfolded, it has revealed underlying complexities regarding who is involved, what they want and how far they’re willing to go. It all sparked when President Victor Yanukovych, decided to reject … Continue reading Ukraine: The Continuing Revolution Trend