Foreign Policy

Mideast “Policy”

By |July 2nd, 2017|

Letter to Representative Salud Carbajal:
July 2, 2917
Dear Representative Carbajal,
Congress should retake its Constitutional power to declare war and remove the blanket authorization that allows the President to send troops and drop bombs wherever he wants.
Trump’s “foreign policy” is a potential disaster.
1. Syria. The US has no business fighting in Syria and it serves no national […]

Thoughts on Democracy

By |April 5th, 2017|

Two weeks of travel through United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar provided us with quite a different perspective on the world. For one, the United States seemed a long way away and less relevant than we normally assume. Dubai is an entrepot for trade and commerce between and among Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and the […]

History Unfolding

By |July 23rd, 2016|

The combination of reaching a certain age – I having just turned 70 – and reading a new, overarching history of the world, Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan, makes me feel, unusually, that I am not just living in the present but am living in history. On TV we are watching Borgen, which provides insight […]

American “Exceptionalism”

By |November 25th, 2015|

How to Deal with ISIS

By |November 23rd, 2015|

Mideast Muddle

By |August 30th, 2015|

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