Category Archives: Middle East Conflict

Various perspectives on the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

US Impact on World Problems

Here’s a provocative thought that I wrote in comment on a piece saying how the US had messed up the rest of the world with its interventions: I think the US has often blindly gone into situations it didn’t understand … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Creative People Liberal?

A good friend of mine asked me this question, and it got me thinking. Clearly not all liberals are creative, so I approached the question by wondering why conservatives aren’t more creative? 🙂 And of course as a liberal, I … Continue reading

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Conflict Art: Evolution?

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The Business of War by Asad Zaman

Another brilliant piece on Real World Economics site: The Business of War The highly decorated war hero, Major General Smedley Butler, described a well-hidden secret in his classic book, War is a Racket: “I made Mexico safe for American oil … Continue reading

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Obama Reads Iran Better than His Critics: Edward Luce

  An excellent analysis of the Iran Nuclear deal by someone whose views I always respect, writing in the UK Financial Times Those whom the gods will destroy they first make mad. Critics of Barack Obama’s Iran deal have been … Continue reading

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Iranian Nuclear Weapon Capability Negotiations and its BATNA

Whatever the difficulties or failings in the attempts of the President Obama administration to negotiate an end to Iranian moves towards nuclear weapons, the recent letter to Iran by 47 Republican Senators seems to me like an act of ill … Continue reading

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Conflict Map: Iran’s nuclear sites

For those of you contemplating air strikes against Iran, here’s a useful map though it may conceal the fact that many of the sites include long tunnels to make it very difficult for air strikes to disable key systems. They … Continue reading

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