Thursday Apr 17, 201406:02 AM GMT
Finian Cunningham (born 1963) has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Originally from Belfast, Ireland, he is now located in East Africa as a freelance journalist, where he is writing a book on Bahrain and the Arab Spring, based on eyewitness experience working in the Persian Gulf as an editor of a business magazine and subsequently as a freelance news correspondent. The author was deported from Bahrain in June 2011 because of his critical journalism in which he highlighted systematic human rights violations by regime forces. He is now a columnist on international politics for Press TV and the Strategic Culture Foundation. More articles by Finian Cunningham
Bandar’s dismissal does not mean a retreat from Saudi hostile stance on Syria, writes Finian Cunningham.
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:27AM
The NATO chief is a puppet, ingratiating himself with the West, writes Finian Cunningham.
Wed Apr 9, 2014 3:24PM
Iran needs to turn the tables on the arrogant nuclear players by asserting its own rightful demands, says an analyst.
Fri Apr 4, 2014 8:35AM
The biggest enemy the US military faces is itself and the American war criminals in high office, writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Apr 1, 2014 8:8PM
The US plays a central part in fomenting conflict in almost every scenario we care to look at, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:46PM
Washington has played the key role in fomenting regime change in Ukraine, which has seen the rise of an unelected fascist junta in Kiev that poses a serious threat to Russia, Cunningham notes.
Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:7PM
Washington does not need invade in order to coerce when it can just cast a continual specter of conflict and war over everyone, say an analyst.
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:15PM
The repercussions for any reckless Western mis-rulers will have, for them, the grim finality of playing Russian roulette, writes Finian Cunningham.
Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:51PM
Lady Ashton has had a role in facilitating Western regime change in Ukraine, writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:37PM
Israel claim of seizing Iranian missiles en route to Gaza is inconceivable to the point of ridicule, an analyst says.
Sun Mar 9, 2014 12:46PM
Events in Ukraine are a reflection of the morally bankrupt American government and its Western allies, Finian Cunningham writes.
Thu Mar 6, 2014 11:34AM
What is happening in Ukraine is an imperialist conquest by the USA and its European stooge regimes, hand in fist with fascist boot boys, writes Finian Cunningham.
Mon Mar 3, 2014 6:19PM
Putin has a few aces to play over Ukraine but the bankrupt West is holding a bunch of deuces, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sat Mar 1, 2014 9:6PM
Putin is entirely right to lay down an unspoken military marker to Washington over Ukraine, says Finian Cunningham.
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:20PM
Destabilizing countries through sectarianism is in the "mutual interests" of Britain and Saudi Arabia, writes Finian Cunningham.
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:23PM
France triggered slaughter in the CAR, because Christians and Muslims there had always coexisted peacefully prior to the French meddling, writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:30PM
Paris is Washington’s new terrorism partner, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sun Feb 9, 2014 8:48AM
Nuland and Sherman illustrate the cold-hearted logic at work in American robotic politics, writes Finian Cunningham.
Thu Feb 6, 2014 6:2AM
Finian Cunningham counts three major reasons for House of Saud's fear and hatred of the Islamic Republic.
Tue Feb 4, 2014 6:50AM
The US's labeling of the terrorists in Syria as “good/bad” is to legitimize the US’s weaponizing of al-Qaeda foot soldiers in Syria, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sat Feb 1, 2014 4:51PM
US propaganda campaign in the context of "failed negotiations" at Geneva has a foreboding meaning – Western regime-change efforts in Syria are about to be intensified, Finian Cunningham writes.
Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:40PM
The only "mandate" that the so-called opposition Syrian National Coalition has is political instructions ordered from Washington, says Finian Cunningham.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:18PM
The sectarian clashes in the CAR only erupted after France dispatched its troops to this country Finian Cunningham notes.
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:28PM
Iran has not been invited because Iran’s support for Syrian sovereignty at Geneva II would further expose the unlawful US-led agenda for regime change, says Finian Cunningham.
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:11PM
The historical plight of the Palestinian people in Syria and beyond has come at the hands of Western-backed Zionist aggression, says Finian Cunningham.
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:43PM
Hollande’s conceit, like the rest of the French political establishment, is at the heart of France’s imploding credibility, Finian Cunningham says.
Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:1AM
Russia may get back at Saudi Arabia for the latter’s alleged involvement in the terror attacks on Volgograd, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:19PM
Violence against Muslim communities could increase further now that Michel Djotodia has been forced from office, writes Finian Cunningham
Thu Jan 9, 2014 4:7AM
Israel has hidden its crimes against native Arab people with the façade of ‘national security,’ writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Jan 7, 2014 6:38AM
The US and Saudi Arabia created al-Qaeda, which they use differently in various parts of the world, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sun Jan 5, 2014 10:26AM
Majed al-Majed’s death brings relief to Western and Saudi intelligence, as dead men don’t talk, writes Finian Cunningham.
Thu Jan 2, 2014 1:34PM
Pope Francis needs to categorically condemn the source of world conflicts – US-led imperialism, writes Finian Cunningham.
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:30PM
"The blood money flowing from Saudi Arabia" supports bloodshed in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Russia, Finian Cunningham writes.
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:43AM
Lebanese political figure, Mohamad Shatah's murder comes at a sensitive time, which strongly suggests who the real perpetrators might be, says Finian Cunningham.
Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:50PM
"Today’s occupation of Bethlehem and other Palestinian communities is much more brutal and oppressive under the Israeli regime than it was under Caesar," writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:53PM
There can be no Syrian peace process or settlement without Iran’s participation, stressed Finian Cunningham.
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:33AM
France mounts a military invasion of the Central African Republic out of flagrant self-interest, says Finian Cunningham.
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:5PM
Feeling betrayed by its Western allies, Saudi Arabia has seemingly undertaken “to go it alone” in the region, writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:45PM
As the US expands its militarism globally and in particular towards Russia and China, it compels these countries to likewise allocate more and more of their budgets on weaponry and arms development instead of socially beneficial improvement, says Finian Cunningham.
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:58PM
"It is no coincidence that failed Western regime change in Syria is now being re-directed towards Russia" Finian Cunningham writes.
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:14PM
Finian Cunningham sheds light on the existence of sectarian killing in CAR.
Mon Dec 9, 2013 4:30PM
Finian Cunningham writes about how the West can now be "seen more acutely than ever as the enemy of democracy and peace."
Sun Dec 8, 2013 3:21PM
Finian Cunningham argues that "French looting of resources" is the root of poverty in the CAR.
Fri Dec 6, 2013 12:44PM
Finian Cunningham describes how "the seeking of refuge by oppressors in Mandela’s image" can be considered as "a sign of ambiguity in the man’s legacy."
Mon Dec 2, 2013 3:48PM
Finian Cunningham describes how France, under the pretext of African "genocide," plunders the CAR.
Sun Dec 1, 2013 4:59AM
Recently heightened US aggression in the East China Sea has reasons beyond what meets the eye, writes Finian Cunningham.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:4PM
Western arrogance is a major factor that blocks the progress of P5+1’s talks with Iran, says Finian Cunningham.
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:4AM
Saudi-sponsored extremism is damaging Britain’s image considering its ties with the kingdom, says Finian Cunningham.
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:41AM
Migrant workers involved in construction projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are treated like slaves, writes Finian Cunningham.
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:31PM
The Persian Gulf Arab monarchies have now clearly emerged as strategic partners with the Israeli regime, says Finian Cunningham.
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