In the past few days, a certain non-paper was the cause of somewhat of an uproar in Slovenija and in the Balkans. …


When I was a kid we had 6 TV programs, of which 2 were from Austria. I learned German very soon and it was a window into the world. I also listened to Austrian radio that had more music from the West. But all in all, it was a very…


What to say about US President Trump, now that he has left the White House? His political career seems to be over, but he has transformed the Republican party and the support that he still enjoys among them is very high. Most believe the elections were stolen and repeat his…


One must be very naive to believe it is coincidence health troubles of the so-called leader of the Russian opposition, Alexei Navalny started at the time when protests erupted in Belarus, and when Germany and Russia moved to a close their joint gas pipeline project, the North stream 2. …


After years of Russia bashing it’s now Chinas turn. It is more logical, as China is the real competitor for the US on the global stage. It has the economy roughly the same size in nominal terms and a bigger one if one looks at purchasing power. It is the…


After the US attack on general Soleimani near Baghdad at the beginning of the year, I thought my comment from last year, when I wrote that a war with Iran didn’t seem likely, wouldn’t age that well. …


It occurred to me that the political situation in the US is a bit like in Slovenia. Large parts of the Democratic party have taken the conspiracy theory, that Russians somehow affected their presidential elections in 2016 and continue to meddle in their internal affairs, seriously. Putin is everywhere. …


Washington is sending additional 1000 troops to the Middle East in
response to an Iranian attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, off the
Iranian coast. I find it hard to believe Iran would commit
such an act, as it is in their interest to keep…


If you live in a stable country with strong institutions, without the threat of war, with peaceful transition of power after each elections, you may be tempted to think civil wars, political violence and wild populism are something, that cannot happen to you. You are wrong, if you do.

I…


TToday is the day most Europeans head to the polls to elect members of the European Parliament. Yes, I voted. I voted, because I always do because I think it my duty as a citizen to participate. And yet, I understand, why so many in my country just don’t. European…

Sašo Ornik

Blogger. Trying to improve my English. What better way to do that, than to translate comments from my Slovenian blog or write new ones.

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