Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Samuel Carter Hall

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Domestic Circus and Overseas Irrelevancy

The US midterm elections of 2022 will have little impact on the Middle East not because the Democrats kept control of the US Senate, or the Republicans failed to generate a Red wave. Not because Pres. Biden is intending to run in 2024 and will stay ...

Biden’s Amoral Statecraft and Ike’s lost Wisdom

The Biden administration is the first and only present-day democratically elect government (China and Russia being outside this definition) who has been explicitly operating under the principle of the ‘Reason of State’ or what the French 18th c...

Ursula The Hun 

The voices of millions of free Italians meant nothing this past weekend to Usrsula of Brussels (Representative of Nowhere, frankly) if they were to elect a different genre of politicians or a brand of politics of which she (Representative of Nowhere...

The modern ‘East India Company’ 

Few general observations to start. The U.S. is no innocent bystander in the renewed conflict on European soil. The Europeans are a casualty of their own hubris thinking that they can become an economic hegemon facing China and the U.S.; and Russia -...

Moral high ground in politics is a fool’s real estate 

The successive U.S. administrations never had any qualms striking alliances with leaders from all political spectrums -democrats, dictators, and in-betweens- and dealing with them if they served, for a while, a common objective. As a nation founded ...

The (new) Perfidious Albion

In the Middle East, including Turkey, a total of 278.77 million people, or their representative governments, have entered a peace accord with Israel. This includes naturally Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, UAE, Morocco, and Bahrain. However, the narrative fro...

The U.S.’ Flimsy Answer to Moscow’s Aggression

The Biden administration has criticized the veto used by Russia, as a permanent member of the UNSC, over its condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. has invaded many countries in the recent past (from Panama to Afghanistan to Iraq) and, wo...

Dumber than Carter, Worse than Obama

This article relates to the US administration’s policy towards the Gulf region of the Middle East. It does not concern itself with the new drive by the White House to appoint a female, black candidate in replacement of Justice Stephen Breyer to the ...

Federate This!

Whenever the subject of federalism is mentioned in Lebanon a cacophony of voices is suddenly unleashed against it, without necessarily understanding its real meaning or true dimensions. One would think th...

A Nation for a Map or vice versa?

On September 1, 1920, General Henri Gouraud, the newly appointed French governor of Lebanon under the sanctioned mandate of the League of Nations, declared the birth of Greater Lebanon. This declaration was not fully welcomed at the time and still t...

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