Barcelona, Spain -- In late 2017, I conducted seven live broadcasts for Skynews, mostly concerning the Catalonia political crisis. It has taken me some time to upload these videos, but alas my schedule has finally allowed for it.
Author: Justin Calderon
Displaced Syrians cross the Rubicon (Bangkok Post)
Amman, Jordan – When Khaled Khashet fled Syria over four years ago, he was the first of his family to leave. He said, straightly: “It was time.” This conclusion was not yet echoed by his loved ones, but Khaled upheld it with conviction, a hunch inspired by his experience in the Syrian army, which he fortuitously left a few months before war broke.
Jordan Trail: A trek through history via ancient villages and wild wadis (CNN Travel)
Amman, Jordan -- Picture the Appalachian Trail in the United States, or the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Then draw a route through more than 10,000 years of history, covering Neolithic ruins, Biblical sites, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, and russet landscapes that wouldn't look out of place on Mars. That's the Jordan Trail, and only a slice of it.
Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago: Sailing through one of Earth’s last paradises (CNN Travel)
There are few places on Earth that rival the untamed wilderness and primal seclusion of Myanmar's Mergui Archipelago. Captain Thomas Bruning knows this all too well. Since leaving his job as an engineer, the Austrian native has been sailing the globe for over 20 years.
Macho men: Tough-guy leaders usher in controversy and questions across global politics (Bangkok Post)
A handful of unabashedly macho politicians have begun to redefine global politics through their partiality for blunt pragmatism over political correctness. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines and Prayut Chan-o-cha in Thailand to Donald Trump in the United States and Vladimir Putin in Russia, the modus operandi of these tell-it-like-it-is tough guys more closely resembles …
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