Tag Archive: Middle East

Book Review: Middle East Mischief — Israel and Iran

Treacherous Alliances: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States by Trita Parsi Yale University Press, 2007 HB; 361 pages; $28.00 Any book which receives plaudits ranging from the Arab Washingtonian 1 (“one of its kind in providing in-depth understanding and information”) to the Jewish Chronicle 2 (“a valuable and perhaps long overdue …

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1993 USA Today Op/Ed: Let Arabs Handle Saddam

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George Washington, in his Farewell Address, wisely warned our young country to “beware of foreign entanglements.” And entangled is a nice word that comes to mind to describe U.S. policy toward Baghdad. Webster’s dictionary defines entangled as “involved in difficulties, embarrassments, and contradictions.” Before anyone spends more money or risks more lives, we should heed …

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Foreign Aid? It’s being flushed down the toilet faster than you think.

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The economy of Mexico is the 13th largest in the world and the 11th by buying power. British economist Jim O’Neill, former head of asset management for Goldman Sachs, said recently that, “Mexico has a unique opportunity to steal the thunder of no less a giant than China.” Remember Ross Perot’s warning about that giant …

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Bashar al-Assad’s Report Card

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When it comes to grading Assad, why does he stand head and shoulders above the world’s dictators, strongmen, and despots? Hard to say. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland maintains Assad, “certainly should leave power,” and asserts he is “evil,” “beyond brutal,” “inhumane,” and “unfit to rule.” And then there’s this profile: Dr. Kathy Seifert of …

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