Like many of President Vladimir Putin's projects, tackling the internet has all the elements of the improbable, the boastful and the grandly quixotic.
Getting rid of Maduro would be a step in the right direction (such as by encouraging him to retire to Cuba). But the next leader will still have immense economic problems to sort out.
NATO and the EU have forced Macedonia to change its name, constitution, identity, history and culture as pre-conditions for eventual membership of these unethical and unsustainable organisations.
'How much does tone and prominence distort the real picture? Is some coverage self-fulfilling prophecy? Does it spread fear and anxiety way beyond the rational?'
The longest war in American history may come to an end following an agreement in principle between the US and the Taliban which was recently concluded in Doha.
'The last time there was a meaningful agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians was 1993. A lot has happened since 1993.'
An aspect of war's evolution is that as firepower becomes more technically progressive, the intrinsic resourcefulness of those being targeted becomes more marked.
Whereas American and European Jews are focused on liberalism, equality, and pursuing a more tolerant society, Israeli Jews remain occupied with the perceived threats to their security .
The one person who can truly toast to hearty merriment at this entire unfolding farce of column wasting and derangement is Vladimir Putin.
One would think that after 10 continuous years in power he would relinquish his role as the leader of the Likud party and leave the political scene with some dignity.
The President had seemingly made his case clear: US blood and treasure will not be further drawn upon to right the conflicts of the Middle East.
'[Palestine] is not a state… It does not meet the customary international law test of statehood. It doesn't control defined boundaries. It doesn't fulfill the normal functions of government...'