Discovery of TRAPPIST-1’s seven Earth-sized planets is incredibly good news.

From the scientific point of view how big news is the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets and what does this discovery tell us about the possibility of an alien life? Read few comments.

A size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance from their host star. Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/ - R. Hurt/T. Pyle

A size comparison of the planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system, lined up in order of increasing distance from their host star. Credit: https://www.nasa.gov/ – R. Hurt/T. Pyle

Continue reading

What’s at stake for Paul Nuttall and Jeremy Corbyn in by-elections?

Read few comments.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: www.labour.org.uk

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: http://www.labour.org.uk

Continue reading

National Security Advisor: McMaster is a superb choice but he is walking into a difficult situation

As Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster is as a new national security advisor what do you expect from him to bring to the White House, what is needed in the current situation to bring to the role of national security advisor? Read few comments.

Lt. Gen H. R. McMaster. Credit: https://www.csis.org/

Lt. Gen H. R. McMaster. Credit: https://www.csis.org/

Continue reading

US may moderate its commitment to NATO. What does it mean?

SecDef James Mattis said NATO allies must pay more or US will moderate its commitment.

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: www.nato.int

US Secretary of DefenseJames Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: http://www.nato.int

Continue reading

Trump needs new National Security Advisor. But what is he looking for?

After National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned there is no doubt that the President Donald Trump’s administration is surrounded by various accusation about what might be an inappropriate contacts with Russia. So what’s next for the White House?

Gen. Mike Flynn (Ret.). Credit: https://www.gop.com/

Gen. Mike Flynn (Ret.). Credit: https://www.gop.com/

Continue reading

Why would North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un kill half-brother Kim Jong-nam?

After testing ballistic missile North Korea is again in the headlines as Kim Jong-un’s half-brother Kim Jong-nam died. We do not know what really happened, he might be even killed by NK agents, but in general does his dead mean anything for Kim Jong-un as it seem that his regime is firmly in control as also the missile launch might suggest? Or do you assess the position of Kim Jong-un differently? Read few comments.

Continue reading

Trump meets Trudeau. Caviar meets marijuana? :-)

US President Donald Trump will meet Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau. It seems that these two politicians represent almost opposite sides of current global politics. How do see this, is also something what connects them, and what kind of result political result do you expect from Trump-Trudeau relationship? Read few comments.

Canada's PM Justin Trudeau. Credit: http://pm.gc.ca

Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau. Credit: http://pm.gc.ca

Continue reading