If the Obama Administration wishes to adequately protect American interests it has to be prepared to counter and adjust to threats posed from both unconventional and conventional enemies.
The article says of Sistani, “he's been an outstanding voice of moderation, peace and tolerance, without whom [Iraq] would probably be a far bloodier place than it already is.”
HONOLULU, March 9, 2014 – The last two years of American foreign policy have been strewn with potholes for the Obama Administration. From the terrorist attack in Benghazi to the chemical weapons “red line” in Syria to the standoff late last year with China in the East China Sea, U.S. foreign policy has never looked ...
ladimir Putin and the Russian Federation have invaded the territory of a sovereign nation, seemingly at the behest of what they consider the lawful leader, and the ethnic Russian people of Crimea. They cite the lawlessness, and the instability which has resulted from the recent removal of the old government and its subsequent replacement with the new as reasons for his incursion, despite evidence existing of such lawlessness.
Ethiopia's dam on the Nile is raising serious concerns in Egypt about water access.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 — Russia’s President Putin has been called “delusional” and a “chess master,” accused of playing recklessly or brilliantly in Ukraine. House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told “Fox News Sunday” that “Putin is playing chess, and I think we’re playing marbles.” The truth is that he’s neither delusional, brilliant, nor a ...
The reason we made no threats, is because we have no means to carry them out. Russia takes Crimea, and threatens to take Ukraine using the very tactics that our national security advisers have stated are obsolete.
The last few days has seen Russia move from the somewhat benevolent interlopers, seeking to protect ethnic Russian Ukrainians from a lawless government, to the enforcer of tyrants, the arm of the strong against the weak, the hammer of the government against the anvil of the people.
President Obama has been outplayed once again by the former spymaster who has had his number since before he even took office.
But if things keep spiraling out of control in Ukraine then it will mean civil war.
It is all speculation of course, it can’t be Russia or former Ukrainian government forces right? Ukraine has strict gun control policies and one must have cause in order to obtain a license, so if it is not Russian authorities and it is not former Ukrainian government troops with automatic weapons, fatigues, and communication equipment who is it?
Essentially, there are four factors which bear watching in this situation. The Opposition (new) Parliament and how they will proceed with unifying the country. Crimea, the course they decide to take will have far reaching implications. Yanukovych, he could throw this entire situation into an uproar if he vows to fight to the end. And Russia, simply put much of this hinges on Russia.
The down and dirty of it is that the United States has lost an incredible amount of credibility from the Syrian debacle, and the Ukrainian situation does not seem to be our deliverance either.
Fighting along clearly divided geographical lines with equal or somewhat equal international support could lead to a stalemate in any combat that would arise.
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2014 – Oleksandr Turchynov, deputy leader of Batkivshchyna (All-Ukrainian Union Fatherland), the largest opposition party in Ukraine’s parliament, has been named as interim president of Ukraine. He replaces ousted President Viktor Yanukovich, who fled Kyiv on Friday. Ukraine’s parliament removed Yanukovich from office on Saturday, and a warrant has since been issued ...
The contrast is stark. The luxury along the Nile enjoyed by a small percentage of Cairene and tourist juxtaposed against the poverty and slums that over 70% of the Egyptian people live in is brutal.
The Christian terror groups known as Anti-Balaka are engaging in ethnic cleansing against the Muslims of the Central African Republic
“We Will Write a New Constitution” actors embodied the current issues of the Egyptian society such as unemployment, sexual harassment, rights of women and elderly, and hygiene.
In 2006, an attack on the al-Askari Mosque in Samarra, Iraq set off a wave of violence. Eight years later, Iraqis remember the attack in a special way.
WASHINGTON, February 6, 2014 – The world press has descended on Sochi, and the first dispatches are grim. Forget human rights and the environment; the hotel tap water is either missing or undrinkable. Doorknobs come off in your hand. Some hotels don’t have lobbies or floors, there’s no internet service, and you aren’t supposed to ...