Tag Archives: Middle East

Is this the theory that explains Obama’s Mideast strategy?

As we have all read in the daily headlines (and in my multiple blog posts) international events are picking up pace faster than ever, the Middle East is burning, alliances are being shed and re-formed in new constellations that would … Continue reading

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Obama’s strategy has caused the US to be seen in the Middle East as the ally of terrorists

In my previous post I quoted from a very long essay by Michael Doran in Mosaic Magazine on Obama’s strategy in the Middle East, concentrating on Iran. Here, the article talks about Obama’s relations with Israel: To the Israelis, who … Continue reading

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Yemen insurgency shows the danger of the lack of a coherent US Middle East strategy

In Yemen, which was not exactly a stable country let alone an advanced or democratic one, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels have marched in and taken over in a coup that has caused an outcry in Yemen and has seen local … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Grinch before Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve for those celebrating, but there is little to be joyful about for Christians in the Middle East, and even beyond. In the conflict with Israel, the Palestinians and their supporters hijacked Christianity long ago for their own … Continue reading

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Countering foreign interference in Israel’s sovereignty

The Western world, including countries, NGOs, and institutions like the EU and the UN, seem to forget that they no longer rule empires and control vassal states around the world, for they have made it their business to poke their … Continue reading

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The ISIS Jihadist war in Iraq – only the Kurds and Israel benefit

With ISIS sweeping across Iraq, capturing major cities and even taking control of an Iraq-Syria border crossing, there is huge concern of an escalating sectarian war exploding in the region.  Here is a selection of some commentary and analysis about … Continue reading

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