Category Archives: Middle East Peace

Hamas, Preemption & Israeli Will

John Bolton got it right when he revealed that last weeks surprise attack on Israel by Iranian proxies was an attempt by Iran to read Israeli political willpower. We should know by now that all actors within the Near East … Continue reading

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An Emerging Israeli Ascendancy with Saudi Shield: Hitting the Persian Mullah’s

The violent prism of realism remains the best instrument from which to discern the political movement of the major actors in the Middle East conflict.  Daniel Pipes of the Philadelphia based Middle East Forum was correct in his analysis of … Continue reading

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Hezbollah, Lebanon: The Hinge For Teheran

Its nearly impossible these days to find sources that can make sense of the diplomatic mess that has become of the Near East, especially the Palestinian cause, Israel, Iran and Lebanon. Dennis Ross is considered by most experts in the … Continue reading

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Assad, Syria: The Political Purge, Reloading

Anyone even remotely familiar with Near Eastern politics knows that the House of Saud is waging war against Iranian proxies throughout the region.  Its a ‘balance of power’ strategy that explains Riyadh and Iranian behavior.  They’re realists who understand how … Continue reading

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The U.N. Statehood Charade

Both Benny Avni and Fouad Ajami have written extensively to engage the public on how useless the up coming vote at the U.N. to declare/ratify a Palestinian State.  This is pure idealism tied to cynicism hiding as Machiavelli!  Arab States … Continue reading

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The Growth Of Obama

The Presidency is not the place for ‘on the job training’, yet our current Commander in Chief may stump both supporters and opponents given his agenda to ‘reset’ the American imperium throughout the Middle East.  This is witnessed in his … Continue reading

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Defeating Edward Said & The Politics Of Partisan Passion

In the intervening years before the Bush administration committed political and national capital in promoting Democracy in Iraq through invasion, President Bush spent many personal hours with two distinct men, discussing Islam, Medieval Islam and the intrinsic cultural receptivity Islam … Continue reading

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Huxley, Orwell & The Challenge Islam Faces

Electronic media decentralizes.  It permits every single individual to be a center without margins.  There is no analogue in the natural world that can challenge its scope or authority.  The problem is when we permit such innovation to eclipse the … Continue reading

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Unilateral Declaration Of Palestinian State: The Possibility For Responsible Governance

The past few weeks have witnessed the passionate claim that the Palestinians will unilaterally declare the West Bank a Palestinian State.  Although this makes great publicity, it most certainly makes for an impending tragedy.  This August 2011 declaration will be … Continue reading

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The Mideast Peace Process: Harbinger Of Cynicism

Very few authors truly grasp the political and social significance of what has been termed the ‘Peace Process’, Shmuel Katz and Dennis Ross remain the most fair minded and realist writers on a most difficult topic.  Recently, Bret Stevens from … Continue reading

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