Articles By Graeme Mackay
From Politics & Policy Dec 07
On 29 November 2013 a Police Scotland helicopter came down and crashed through the roof of the popular and crowded Clutha Bar. At the time, there were about 120 people in The Clutha and the accident left nine people dead and 32 injured - 14 seriously.
From Politics & Policy Nov 19
The Third Plenary session of the 18th Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Congress commenced in Beijing on 9 November 2013 and concluded on 12 November.
From Politics & Policy Nov 07
Petroplus Holdings AG (Switzerland) was, not so long ago, Europe's largest independent refiner. In January 2012, the company defaulted on its senior notes and filed for bankruptcy. The refinery had a capacity of 11 million tonnes per year and had been running at about 88 per cent capacity shortly before its demis.
From Politics & Policy Oct 19
On 04 October 2013, the man some refer to as Vietnam's "Red Napoleon", Senior General Vo Nguyen Giap, died at the Central Military Hospital in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, at the age of 102.
From Politics & Policy Oct 08
What, or rather who, is the link between the small town of Muscatine, Iowa, and Zhengding County, Hebei, China?
From Politics & Policy Sep 19
All-important question of where the blame lies has not been answered, says Graeme Mackay
From Politics & Policy Sep 02
Contrast between Tunisian Revolution and what has happened in Egypt, Lybia and Syria could not be more stark.
From Politics & Policy Aug 20
On 18 August 2013, General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi appeared on Egyptian state television calling the unrest, verging on civil war, which the world has been witnessing since the overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi on 03 July, "terrorism"
From Politics & Policy Jul 22, 2013
Another Bastille Day (14 July) over and this year's pride of place in the military march past went to detachments of the French, Malian and other West African Army forces which had saved Mali from imploding and falling into the hands of Islamic extremists in January 2013. Troops from 13 African nations that had supported France's Opération Serval in Mali, participated in the parade.
From Politics & Policy Jul 06, 2013
Coup leaders apologizing for the consequences of their actions is not something that happens very often. In Bamako, the capital of Mali however, a rare example of it took place on 26 June 2013 when Captain Amadou Aya Sanogo did just that in front of an audience which included Interim President Dion...