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Thomas Essel


Thomas Essel is a political activist and writer based in San Diego currently finishing his MA in International Security. He has been published by The Springfield News-Leader and Danthropology, among others, discussing politics, religion and history.

Comment: Extraction of oil reserves and control over soon-to-be-privatised water resources are at the heart of the attempt to legitimise Israel's military occupation of the Golan, writes Thomas Essel.

26 March, 2019

Comment: Agricultural exports to the Middle East are big business in Brazil, and Bolsonaro won't risk a policy that could easily backfire, writes Thomas Essel.

20 November, 2018

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, writes Thomas Essel.

01 August, 2018