Why Our Latest Betrayal of The Kurds Will Not Be Our Last Betrayal of The Kurds

SUMMARY: Beyond a legitimate foreign policy and strategic military debate necessary in any open society, there is no doubt that American foreign policy continues to be stigmatized with serious questions about its credibility by allies and adversaries. The nature of US policy toward the Kurds over the past decades, dating back to the 1960s, is ...

WHY BIDEN NOW?

BY: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: As the Democrat’s Fish Fry gathering kicked Its primary parkour into the high gear, the debate and conversation on everyone’s choice have become on who can beat President Trump as well as unify the Party in its direction. Beating an incumbent President with still a very solid Republican base support; while ...

A Lesson For Khashoggi Disappearance: SAUDI ARABIA AND THE ARAB WORLD PALESTINIAN DILEMMA — HAVE YOU SEEN DOGS?

The Arab world is facing its own version of an Iron Curtain, imposed not by external actors but through domestic forces vying for power.    Jamal Khashoggi,  “What The Arab World Needs Most is Free Expression”                                       ...

 THE STATE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA

 THE STATE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA
By: GENE RAINEY Ph.D.                  Full Bio Below SUMMARY: The passing away of Reverend Billy Graham on February 21, 2018, was the reminder of a strong past evangelical and spiritual era in the United States. However, gradually, and yet surely, both the Spiritual Social influence and consequently the Political Power ...

THE CRASH OF 2018 4

BY: HASSAN FARAZIAN                                         Everybody knows that the boat is leaking                                    Everybody knows that the captain lied       ...

IRAN POST KHAMENEI 2

IRAN POST KHAMENEI
BY: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: The passing of Hojat-el Eslam Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on January 8th of this year was the beginning of the end for the old guard and last companions of Khomeini who had so ruthlessly overthrown the Shah’s regime and eliminated other political factions by consolidating power in their favor. Since the ...

President Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Rhetoric, Twitter/Theatricals, and Reality In Syria and North Korea   1

By:  HASSAN FARAZIAN   SUMMARY: President Donald J. Trump had signaled that he will be taking a seemingly new direction in American foreign policy in the manner of “a new sheriff in town,” resulting in a tense drama resembling the classic movie High Noon. In April Syria was attacked with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles in ...

The KURDISH DILEMMA IS GEOPOLITICS NOT OIL

By: HASSAN FARAZIAN   SUMMARY: The recent opinion by Ellen Wald on the planned Kurdish referendum for independence without any international and UN mandate needs more historically geopolitical scrutiny to connect the dots with the evolution and prospects of the Kurdish movement and the Kurdish Regional Government(KRG) in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. ...

MANCHESTER, BAGHDAD, KABUL, MANILA, AND LONDON: THE TRUTH 1

MANCHESTER, BAGHDAD, KABUL, MANILA, AND LONDON: THE TRUTH
He might as well be an American. His kind respect just one thing, money . . . . I was 10 when the B-29 came. My family lived underground for three days. When we came up, the city was gone. Then the heat brought rain, Black rain. You made the rain black and shoved your ...

The Referendum in Turkey: “Electoral Hegemony” Has Prevailed Again

The Referendum in Turkey:
By: VAHRAM Ter-MATEVOSYAN Ph.D. Vahram Ter-Matevosyan is Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia(AUA) and the Head of the Department of Turkish Studies at the Institute for Oriental Studies. He specializes in Turkish domestic and foreign policy, Regional Security and Conflicts in the post-Soviet period.   SUMMARY: On April 16, 2017, Turkish citizens headed to the ...