Finian Cunningham

Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Finian Cunningham (born 1963) is a prominent expert in international affairs. The author and media commentator was expelled from Bahrain in June 2011 for his critical journalism in which he highlighted human rights violations by the Western-backed regime. 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 many years, he worked as an editor and writer in the mainstream news media, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. He is now based in East Africa where he is writing a book on Bahrain and the Arab Spring.He co-hosts a weekly current affairs programme, Sunday at 3pm GMT on Bandung Radio. Finian Cunningham is a frequent contributor to international media, including PRESS TV and nsnbc, where he began contributing in 2012.

By Finian Cunningham On Friday, May 20th, 2016

America – the Most Frightened Nation on Earth

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : America is exceptional alright. It is the most frightened nation on Earth, subjected to hysterical propaganda over decades warning about foreign enemies and ideologies. No wonder its supposed More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Peace, Not Russia, Is Real Threat to US Power

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The monstrous US military budget is a classic illustration of the proverb about not seeing the wood for the trees. It is such an overwhelming outgrowth, all too often it is misperceived. In More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Thursday, April 28th, 2016

EU Enemy Within – It’s Anti-Democratic Leadership

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : European Council President Donald Tusk presents himself as a strong leader of the 28-member EU bloc. The truth is that it’s people like Tusk – an unelected bureaucrat – and other More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Monday, April 25th, 2016

What Obama Shares with Assad, Russia and Yemen’s Houthis – Saudi Blackmail

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : US President Barack Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week was billed as an attempt by Washington to repair strained relations with its Arab ally. Turned out, however, that Obama might More...

By Finian Cunningham On Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Media Spin Cover for US Plan B in Syria

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : It should be seen as a measure of good news: the Syrian army and its Russian and Hezbollah allies are inflicting heavy losses on al-Qaeda-linked terror groups in and around the strategic More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Washington’s Nuclear Hegemony… Poisoning Its People and Land

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The US is currently importing tons of weapons-grade plutonium from Japan in a controversial move that is alarming local state governments and community activists alike. Opponents point More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Europe’s Perfect Storm of Terrorism

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : It seems paradoxical, just as Islamist terror brigades are being eradicated in Syria and Iraq, the threat of terrorist mayhem in Europe is gathering momentum. Emergency meetings by European More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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French Fury Explodes with Echoes of 1968

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : Riot police clashing with striking workers, students shutting down universities, teargas and cars torched in the streets – the mayhem this past week in France evoked memories of 1968, More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Thursday, March 10th, 2016

France Flogs Soul for $3bn Saudi Arms Deal

Fininan Cunningham (SCF) : Now we know how France secured a $3 billion arms deal from Saudi Arabia – by bestowing a senior Saudi prince with the Legion of Honor. For many French citizens the Legion of Honor symbolizes More...

By Finian Cunningham On Monday, March 7th, 2016

Saudis, Turks Bid to Open Lebanon Front

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : With a series of blatant measures, Saudi Arabia and its regional allies are evidently trying to destabilize Lebanon. The development is apiece with how Saudi Arabia and Turkey have both More...