Monday, February 26, 2024

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Samuel Carter Hall

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Rumors of peace ….are just that

The Biden administration is floating a rumor regarding an imminent Saudi Israeli peace deal and that for several reasons, none of them being persuasive or remotely convincing. Some US sources claim that Netanyahu finds himself in a bin with the ongo...

America’s Dilemma in the Middle East

“To stay, or not to stay”, that is the question. That could be a passage from Hamlet, paraphrased by U.S. strategists when reviewing their next moves on the Middle East chessboard. When the U.S. inherited the colonial crown of the British Empire, es...

A cry for Rome, before the Fall …. 

America is not losing to its foreign enemies, rather it is falling victim to its self-inflicted, domestic wounds. Ever since Barrack Obama’s presidency came to the fore, we have witnessed a rhetoric in America scarcely seen before. A loathing for...

Kung Fu Panda vs. John Wayne

The brokered truce between Iran and Saudi Arabia is an astounding diplomatic victory for China. Conversely, it is a gigantic diplomatic failure on the part of the Biden administration and for the US’ strategic interests as far as the Middle East is ...

Biden’s Expedient Realignment with the Gulf Arabs?! 

Dana Stroul, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East recently attended a series of meetings in the GCC to discuss regional threats. Stroul leads the development of U.S. Department of Defense Policy and Strategy for Bahrain,...

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 ...

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