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 Saturday, November 26th, 2016

French Harbinger For Better Russian-European Ties

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : France is to hold presidential elections early next year. The two main contestants both promise to bring a dramatic shift towards better Franco-Russian relations. Regardless of who actually More...

By Finian Cunningham On Saturday, November 5th, 2016

England Plays Political Football over FIFA Poppy Ban

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The Rule Britannia brigade were out in force this week furiously denouncing an international football ban on what they say is their right to commemorate Britain’s war dead. Soccer’s More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Washington Hits Back at Putin’s Humiliation

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The Obama administration is now accusing Russia of cyber-crime and trying to disrupt the US presidential election. The claim is so far-fetched, it is hardly credible. More credible is that More...

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a meeting over the crisis in the Mideast, at the Quai d'Orsay ministry in Paris, France, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes - RTX28WSL
By Finian Cunningham On Friday, October 7th, 2016

J’Accuse – French Condemnations of Russia in Syria Beyond Cynical

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault worked up his frequent-flyer air miles account this week with consecutive flights to Moscow then to Washington in a bid to push through a UN Security More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Hysteria at UN Betrays Western Terror Sponsors

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : Hysteria and histrionics at the United Nations Security Council from the three permanent members, the United States, Britain and France, was tantamount to a signed confession. Ironically, More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Friday, August 26th, 2016

Kiev Regime Gets a CNN Makeover… Cue More War

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : This week Ukraine marks 25 years of independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and American news channel CNN was only too willing to lend an audacious rewriting of history More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Monday, July 18th, 2016

Banker Cronyism Hits EU Ship Rocked by Brexit Torpedo

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : It couldn’t come at a worst time. Just as the European Union is reeling from the historic setback of Britain voting to leave the 28-member bloc, then comes the scandal of a former top More...

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By Finian Cunningham On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Brexit Shatters EU and Its Washington Bond

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : The British rejection of European Union membership came like a brick slamming into a pane of glass. The impact has stunned observers, radiated shockwaves and suddenly thrown up an arresting More...

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter places his hand over his heart as the National Anthem is played during an honor cordon welcoming the Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to the Pentagon for a meeting May 13, 2015. DoD Photo by Glenn Fawcett (Released)
By Finian Cunningham On Friday, June 24th, 2016
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Saudis Push Washington Revolt Against Obama on Syria

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : That 51 US diplomats reproached President Obama’s Syria policy by calling for greater American military force deployed against the Damascus government was itself a remarkable sign of More...

By Finian Cunningham On Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Football New Front for NATO’s Hybrid War on Russia

Finian Cunningham (SCF) : Russia’s threatened disqualification from the Euro 16 Football Championship over fan violence fits into a pattern of systematically demonizing Russia in the Western media on a host More...