Tag Archives: Near East

Team Obama In Israel: The Charm Offensive, The Makeup

I think a cynical view of team Obama’s motivation for an Israeli engagement is justified. This man and his views have no love for the strategic environment from which the Israeli’s live.  After losing numerous domestic political battles, the press … Continue reading

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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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The Morality Of Political Realism: Fortitude For The American Imperium

What are we witnessing in the political and therefore spiritual morass that is a craven European Union, especially geopolitically and strategically?  “Idealism” is a tough sell in American Foreign Policy, but most often it has been alloyed to the social … Continue reading

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A Review Of The Arab Spring

Amir Taheiri ranks as the most informed Persian interlocutor the West has as it engages a nuclear Iran for hegemony throughout the Persian Gulf and South America.  Recently he has written a neat summary of the Arab Spring. This spontaneous … 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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Martin Kramer & The Failings Of The Pax Americana

Martin Kramer is an authority on political governance throughout the Near East, he has written an interesting essay contrasting contemporary liberal Neo-Marxian view of hegemony with realism in the Tablet. “In the Middle East, power is a zero sum game, … Continue reading

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