It seems to me – and I am sure to many others – that the world we live in today is becoming far more dangerous than the post WWII cold war many have lived through. At every corner of the earth there seems to a conflict about to blow up […]Read More
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Save Lebanon: A Transformational Opportunity for an entire Region
We continue to watch shockingly from afar just how much Lebanon is on the edge of a cliff; Lebanese however are paying the ultimate price from decades of corruption & neglect. In my personal opinion Lebanon can be viewed in 1 of 2 ways; a country at the brink of […]Read More
Send in the Clowns – A Photo Op Is Needed!
A desperate man seeking a photo op to help him with his elections – this in a nut shell represents the sad pattern of foreign influence in a region; influence specifically engineered to serve strategic/national interests & power play stunts rather than resolving conflicts. The only difference now is that […]Read More
Lebanon on the edge but it “could” turn out quite well
As some may know by now the Lebanese government has resigned while demonstrations continue. This is a very special moment for Lebanon and I hope the public is keen to stay on course to achieve true/viable change for the country which does not translate to same-old same-old faces taking charge […]Read More
A Special Payment System for Iran: A step in the Right Direction
It’s great to see the EU push back on the current U.S. administrations effort to kill the Iran deal, this by devising a system to evade the U.S. sanctions. In my view this is a step in the right direction because there are many other agenda items particularly on Trade […]Read More
The "Deal of the Century" or an "Ordeal of the Century"
An excellent article – link below – by Anne Irfan Teaching Fellow in Middle Eastern History, University of Sussex tries to effectively unpack what is termed the “Deal of the Century” devised the political genius Jared Kushner mmmm…Son in Law of the President of the United States. I would suggest […]Read More
The U.N. Votes to Criticise the U.S. Decision on Jerusalem
The United Nations General Assembly on today, Thursday 21, 2017 adopted a resolution criticising the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and begin the process of moving its embassy there. Now beyond the foolishness of the U.S. administration to make that decision, something I posted about here, and […]Read More
Reflections from Jerusalem & A Hope for a Brighter Future
I came across this article; Where the Gods Live by the Austrian journalist Tessa Szyszkowitz which provides a very interesting insight – among the many out there – about life in Jerusalem, and decided to share it as a follow up to a recent post I made with the link […]Read More
Trump to Recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
This is simple/brief commentary/predictions on Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; This in my view is by far the biggest US foreign policy blunder ever even eclipsing the decision to invade Iraq of 2003. Political ramifications will be swift and will not be restricted to the […]Read More
Lebanon: The Sunni – Shia Rivalry and the Fate of a Country
Few would disagree that the Sunni – Shia rivalry is destructive to the entire Middle East region. Unfortunately Lebanon has been the battle ground of this rivalry among the many sectarian conflicts plaguing the region. This is truly a sad story of a beautiful country/wonderful people that could be a […]Read More