Left: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, and President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. Photo: Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP. There is nothing going on in the world at this time that has the potential to affect … [Read more...] about Iran Between A Rock And A Hard Place While Living In Interesting Times
Left: Iran has provided military support to Syrian government forces since at least 2012. Credit, RFE/RL file - It has been a slow burn for a while, but the latest incident in northern Israel resulting in the shoot-down of an Israeli F-16 tells us t … [Read more...] about Russia responsible for Iran’s behavior in Syria
“Islam in Global Politics.” How one addresses this issue depends not just on the meaning of those four words —— “Islam,” “Global” “politics,” and also “in” —— both individually and together. It also depends on how you see and approach the question th … [Read more...] about Islam in Global Politics: A Civilizational Crisis?
Anti-Semitism should always be condemned. But it is somewhat ironic that leaders of Hungary’s Jewish community and Israel’s Ambassador in Budapest are rallying on behalf of a man who demeans Jews and gives millions to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian org … [Read more...] about Soros is No Dreyfus*
There is now evidence from credible analysts that the North Korean ICBM test shot had a problem: the warhead shredded on re-entry. That is good news for the United States and probably for anyone else facing a threat from North Korea, which certainly … [Read more...] about Are U.S. Missile Interceptors Any Good?
Left: FATAH twitter calling on Palestinians to kill Jews in Jerusalem. Credit: ITIC, May 6, 2017. - Left: A FATAH twitter calling on Palestinians to kill Jews in Jerusalem. Credit: ITIC, May 6, 2017 Judging by the standard used by the autho … [Read more...] about State Department Touting Palestinian Charade*
Left: President Trump with Palestinian leader Abbas in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. Credit: Aljazeera. -- When it comes to the Palestinians, the Trump administration goes the way its predecessors have. On June 13, 2017, St … [Read more...] about Trump Should Stop Funding Palestinian Terrorists
On his way to Riyadh, President Trump should watch Noam Chomsky’s TV interview on May 17, talking about Saudi Arabia. Chomsky’s observation of the Desert Kingdom might help remind the President who the Saudis really are. “Saudi Arabia is the center of … [Read more...] about Trump’s Goes to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem
North Korea's growing nuclear threats and the proposed economic sanctions to pressure Kim Jong-un to negotiations are in the news. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send "a message" to Pyongyang to stop its nuclear and ballistic m … [Read more...] about Dealing With north Korea- The Iranian Lesson
Fear of Iran and Distrust of the Obama Administration have been pushing the Gulf States closer to Israel By this time it is a commonplace to mention that because of a common fear of Iran, Israel and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi … [Read more...] about Gulf States Weigh Israel Options