There is a disconnect between national policy and international relations. The decision to leave the EU by the UK, or “Brexit”, is a symbol of that disconnect. But in order to understand the origins of this decision, it is important to highlight the UK’s tradition of reluctance and hesitation towards the EU since its inception.Continue reading “The Rebalancing of Powers: From ‘Brexit’ to Babel?”
Syria writes to the U.N. that it has a right of retaliation against Israel because of a recent attack on Syrian facilities. Some argue this is a ploy used by the Syrian government to make it seem like they loyal to the Arab cause and struggle against foreign occupation. Others see it is as partContinue reading “The Game: U.S., Russia, Israel, Syria, Iran & Saudi Arabia”
Republicans have lost their battle for social dominance. The American people have become too liberal. Now, the only thing the conservative lobby has left to hold on to is this propagandized idea that the Republican Party is more free-market oriented than the Democrats, and that anything outside the realm of Republicanomics is either socialist, Nazi,Continue reading “Republican — The Guise of Being ‘More’ American”
NOBODY GIVES A FUCK ABOUT YOUR LIES.
I wish Congress could, instead of sitting down the Obama Administration, sit down the Bush Administration and ask them why they lied to the American people and the whole world for that matter about the existence of WMDs in Iraq? Perhaps Congress could also ask the Bush Administration why Saudi Royalty received such exceptional careContinue reading “Benghazi”
The honeymoon between Israel and America is being crashed. Or so it seems. This past Wednesday, Israeli intelligence services, also known as the Mossad, assassinated an Iranian nuclear scientist, prompting a critical response from U.S. government officials who, according to Foreign Policy Magazine, would rather uphold their current and less stringest strategy of placing sanctions on Iran.Continue reading “Israel & America: Is The Honeymoon Finally Over?”
In the days of President Harry Truman, relations between the United States and the Middle East weren’t so sour. In 1952, everything changed. The United Kingdom was planning to depose the newly democratically elected prime minister of Iran: Prime Minister Mossadegh. He is the man seated in the photograph above. Mossadegh had quickly become the archenemy ofContinue reading “Nationalism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, and the West”
Recently, a close friend of mine sent me an article about Iran and its deteriorating relationship with the West. The following is an excerpt from that article. Notwithstanding these setbacks, Khamenei remains steadfast. Preserving the ideological order of the Islamic Republic is more important for the supreme leader than crossing the nuclear Rubicon. For aContinue reading “Iran & the West: The Showdown Continues Part II”