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. ...