Karabakh: Democracy Promotion as a Resource for Peace-Building 1

Karabakh: Democracy Promotion as a Resource for Peace-Building
By: Hayk Kotanjian, Professor, D. Sc, Chairman of the Political Science Association of Armenia on behalf of the Board   SUMMARY: The conflict in Karabakh, which resumed in 1988, remains active. The first phase of the war ended in 1994 with a ceasefire agreement. For more than two decades, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in ...

EPILOGUE : Nuclear Proliferation, American Strategic Thinking, And Iran Nuclear Deal

  By HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: This is the last post (First, Second and Third Posts) in the series on Iran nuclear proliferation and American nuclear non-proliferation policy.  The tree that has hidden the forest of American – Iranian foreign policy tacit accords and national security conflicts by overshadowing all other important and current issues, analyzed previously, ...

The United States, Iran, and the Middle East / Persian Gulf Tango: Past Blunders, Unavoidable Collaboration

By: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY:  This is the third essay – in a complementary four-part series – to the previous two posts (first post – second post) followed with the next and last post in this series titled – EPILOGUE: Nuclear Proliferation, American Strategic Thinking And Iran Nuclear Deal, on the question of Iran nuclear deal. Here, American ...

Nuclear Proliferation – Policy Options For The 1980s : A Retrospective Evaluation

Nuclear Proliferation - Policy Options For The 1980s : A   Retrospective Evaluation
By: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY:  This is the second essay –  in a complementary four-part series –  to the previous Post in an attempt to analyze both the continuing Iran nuclear deal question that has been politically exploited both in various domestic US  and international quarters, notably Israel and their strange Bed “allies” such as Saudi ...

US, IRAN AND Prime Minister “Bibi” Netanyahu’s RHETORIC – HERE WE GO AGAIN

By: Hassan FARAZIAN   SUMMARY : As expected, President-elect Donald Trump seemingly upfront and controversial manner of speaking his mind had spelled without interruption  into his post-election victory on domestic and of course foreign policy arena on subjects of China-Taiwan relationship and the US “One China” policy, Russia, and his very complimentary remarks to the Pakistani ...

THE HILLARY MYTH, AMERICAN CORPORATE MEDIA AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY 1

By: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: This is a commentary on an article by Bret Stephens (The Hillary Myth – WSJ, Tuesday, July 17, 2012) that was written over – four years ago – and the contents of which seems to be still pertinent within the context of American domestic and foreign policy. Thus despite the very ...

OIL, THE LONG TERM VIEW: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN AND WITH IT – EVERYTHING ELSE

OIL, THE LONG TERM VIEW: WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN AND WITH IT - EVERYTHING ELSE
By HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: Concerns about the volatility of the price of oil on the energy markets, and its direct bearing on the economy, are nothing new. What has been seriously missing from the analysis, however, and which should be the real object of close and immediate examination for economists, financial advisers, political pundits, and ...

VP JOE BIDEN, THE WILD CARD SAVING THE DAY

By: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: As the chaos in the last stretch for both Parties’ official nomination process continues, the eventual ramifications for domestic and American foreign policy, intertwined in a complex web of elements, simplified by all candidates — have not been fully and /or maturely addressed or grasped. Probably, this can be attributed to ...

PAPER ON IRAQ WRITTEN — 3 MONTHS — AFTER THE U.S INVASION IN 2003

PAPER ON IRAQ WRITTEN — 3 MONTHS — AFTER THE U.S INVASION IN 2003
BY: HASSAN FARAZIAN SUMMARY: The contents of this paper and its conclusion written –  3 Months after –  the U.S invasion of Iraq and the declared ” Victory ” seems to be still very pertinent during the current escalating Iraqi Civil War — that it really is and No one likes to call it as ...

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 ...