No Peace Until Hamas Rules Gaza

WASHINGTON – In a recent editorial, (Stop the rockets, but lift the siege, July 20th, 2014), The Economist provides  thoughtful suggestions about how to end the current Israeli invasion of...

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White House: Putin “Culpable” For Malaysia Airlines Disaster

WASHINGTON – “We have concluded that Vladimir Putin and the Russians are culpable for this tragedy”. This is how White House press secretary Josh Earnest described Putin’s role in...

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Israel Will Be Forced To Stop Its Offensive Against Hamas

WASHINGTON – Predictably, Israel’s offensive against Hamas in the Gaza strip has been loudly condemned by international public opinion. The news coverage is only about the large number of...

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The World Is In Crisis, But Obama Is Focused On The November Mid-Term Elections

WASHINGTON – If Obama were an American statesman, then he  would get seriously engaged in the foreign crises, from Gaza To the South China Sea, that are now threatening world order. But,...

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“Self-Finlandized” Europe Afraid Of Getting Tough On Russia

WASHINGTON- Way back, during the tense years of the Cold War, some analysts, having noted with concern Europe’s policy to be extra accommodating towards the Soviet Union, coined the expression “self-Finlandization” to...

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Can Israel Win Against Hamas?

WASHINGTON – I do believe that Israel’s invasion of Gaza in order to destroy the tunnels that Hamas built as conduits for getting into Israel itself is fully justified.

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A United Front To Punish Russia For The Destruction Of The Malaysia Airlines Plane?

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State John Kerry, now in Ukraine, finally said publicly that America has conclusive evidence that the missile used by the Ukrainian rebels to shoot...

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With No Debate Obama Agreed To Extend Iran Nuclear Talks In Vienna

WASHINGTON – In this moment of global turmoil, marked by the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines aircraft by the Russia-supported Ukrainian rebels, plus Israel’s invasion of Gaza, the winner...

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Timid Obama Unwilling To Blame Russia For The Shooting Down Of Malaysia Airlines 777

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s speech about the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 over Eastern Ukraine is quite disappointing. In a very vague and deliberately cautious way...

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No Peace Until Hamas Rules Gaza

WASHINGTON – In a recent editorial, (Stop the rockets, but lift the siege, July 20th, 2014), The Economist provides  thoughtful suggestions about how to end the current Israeli invasion of Gaza, while creating the foundations for serious negotiations leading to a final settlement of the perennial conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

The World Is In Crisis, But Obama Is Focused On The November Mid-Term Elections

WASHINGTON – If Obama were an American statesman, then he  would get seriously engaged in the foreign crises, from Gaza To the South China Sea, that are now threatening world order. But, in fact, Obama is mostly a politician. Therefore, he focuses only on the unfolding campaign for the mid-term elections and on the issues that will determine how people will […]