Tag Archives: Shia

Yemen Falls: Iran Wins

The emergence of Yemen as a failed state is real.  The U.S. closed its embassy yesterday while ethnic, ideological strife has engulfed the Arabian southern tier.  This comes on the heels of the death of the Saudi monarch several days … Continue reading

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US Policy in Iraq: Countering ISIS, Formal Policy Brief

While Nouri al-Maliki (a Shia) reels from being over-run by ISIS, its worth noting how he and The White House can formulate a coherent policy to bring Iraq back from the brink. Absent renewed ‘boots on the ground’, the only … Continue reading

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Hitting Syria To Envelop Persia

Both Daniel Pipes and Richard Pipes (no relation) remain the most significant intellectuals on Marxism and Islamism; I’ve always loved the intimate informed tone that animates the writings of Dr. Daniel Pipes, who resides as Chair of the Middle East … Continue reading

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Persian Designs In Mesopotamia

War and diplomacy is filled with role reversals, ironies, contrasts that are fit for Sophocles and Shakespeare, for the social and political impact of war is always unmanageable.  When the American’s established a Shia power grab after the fall of … 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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