Left: Libyan major oil pipelines, refiners and major oil fields. (Hassan S. Hassan, 2009) The US Department of State International Boundary Study series was initiated in 1961 with studies (#1,2,3) on the boundaries of Libya: Algeria -- Libya … [Read more...] about Libya: By Thirds
J. Millard Burr
Revelations of donations to the Clinton Foundation after Hillary Clinton joined the Obama administration in January 2009, invite a second look at her decisions as Secretary of State. In early January 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: Libya and the Clinton Foundation
Left: Rival Pakistani rallies have been held for and against the Saudi-led campaign on Yemen [Reuters] In the first few months of 2015, Pakistan has made news regarding its relationship with both the United States and Saudi Arabia. And as usual, one … [Read more...] about A Pakistan-Saudi-U.S. Triangle
Aden: Despite Saudi led coalition airstrikes on the city of Aden, Huthi rebels backed by Iran and other Shia states are continuously advancing in the city cause shortage of water for locals. Multiple disasters are looming for Yemen. One that is … [Read more...] about Yemen War – Water and the Houthi Homeland
Left: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned about the death of Muammar Gaddafi via an SMS message. Clinton was staying in Kabul when she learned the news. The moment, when she was given a cell phone, was filmed by CBS NEWS as Clinton was … [Read more...] about Libya 2011: The Decisive Year
Left: Demolition team attempting to remove a cross from Wenzhou’s Guantou church, June 11, 2014 Not widely reported outside of Christian circles is the fact that despite the success of the Christian movement in Zhejiang, the Chinese government had fo … [Read more...] about An Easter Gift to the Christians of Zhejiang?
Earlier this week, ignoring the Indian government objection, Pakistan High Commissioner to India visited the leader of the Kashmiri separtist movement Hurriyat, Syed Ali Shah Geelani (aka Giliani) at his home in New Delhi. According to Pakistan’s F … [Read more...] about Syed Shah Geelani: Playing His Last Card?
In 1979 I spent some months prowling the State Department library in search of material for a study on the history of The United States’ concern with the narcotics trade in China. The final result, some 50,000 words, was submitted to Mathea Falco, t … [Read more...] about Christians in China
After Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif's visit to the Pentagon, Islamabad defense officials claimed that the United States would give Pakistan $1 billion through the Coalition Support Fund (CSF). The officials added that t … [Read more...] about AID to Pakistan: Money Down A Rat Hole
Days before the opening of the a long-anticipated public inquiry into the circumstances of the murder of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, in London, the Telegraph UK reported that "American spies" of the NSA had intercepted communications between … [Read more...] about The Litvinenko Inquiry