Tag Archives: Fouad Ajami

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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The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters

Fredrick W. Kagan along with Fouad Ajami and Bernard Lewis were the primary ideological agents that gave fortitude to the Bush administrations push to surge in 2006 under Dr. David Petraeus.  Kagan’s expertise in asymmetrical warfare is incomparable to any … 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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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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Why Samuel Huntington’s “Clash Of Civilizations” Is Inadequate

There are two authorities on international relations whom have the temerity and fortitude to see the inadequacies of Samuel Huntington’s ‘Clash Of Civilizations’, a model developed more than a decade ago to explain world order.  Both Ms Ayann Hirsi Ali … Continue reading

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Fouad Ajami: Critical Of The Untested Redeemer That Became Barack Obama

There were two ‘wisemen’ who had the ear of both President Bush and Vice President Cheney immediately after September 11 and during crunch time in Iraq 2006.  They were Professor Emeritus Bernard Lewis from Princeton University and Dr. Fouad Ajami … Continue reading

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Fouad Ajami: The Foreigner’s Gift & The Freedom Recession

If any public intellectual immediately after September 11, 2001 had the ear of former Vice President Richard Cheney it was Dr. Paul Wolfowitz, Dr. Bernard Lewis, Dr. Richard Perle, Dr. Eliot Cohen, and a host of other Arabists.  But none … Continue reading

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Benny Avni: A Prostrate West, A Rising Militancy In Persia & A Look Into The Heart Of Islam

An old secret that western contemporary governments use in order to protect intelligence agents is to plant them as journalists; shielded by a Constitution gives them unimpeded range to explore, divulge and develop unattractive options to shape public opinion. Benny … Continue reading

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The Limits Of Westphalia: Reflections On The Demise & Awakening Of International Relations Post 9-11

It must have horrified the great Dr. Kissenger to publish a book immediately prior to September 11.  “Does America Need A Foreign Policy” was published the summer of 2001.  Reading it in light of September 11 proved hollow for so … Continue reading

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