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 ...

Correspondence with President Obama and Senator Corker about U.S Foreign Policy 1

Correspondence with President Obama and Senator Corker about U.S Foreign Policy
By: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: Here is my correspondence with President Obama (with his response) and Senator Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on American foreign policy. I sincerely welcome all comments in contributing to the above ongoing debates. farazianfocus-letter-to-obama-april30-2013 farazianfocus-reply-from-obama-jul29-2013 farazianfocus-letter-to-sen-corker-sep06-20   Please help Support FARAZIANFOCUS through your financial generosity. Click Here ...

Comment Sent to CNN A Day Before 9/11

Comment Sent to CNN  A  Day Before 9/11
By: Hassan FARAZIAN SUMMARY: This is a comment I sent to CNN as a critique of President Bush’s foreign policy at the time, warning about looming problems, which coincidently happened to be A Day before 9/11. I decided to post the original comment which I had written and sent — very spontaneously — without any ...