I just read a good article that argues the US-Dominance-Thesis vis-à-vis Israel (Israel being a strategic ally to the US), as opposed to the one I espoused for a long time which is the US-foreign-policy-hijacked-by-likudniks-Thesis. I think both are interesting and can be reconciled in order to understand the nuance of American foreign policy.
The Jaffee Center has released its annual assessment for the years 2003-2004. I will try to translate some interesting points made by Joseph Samaha in Al-Safir. First, the idea that Israel’s interest was best served by the US and its excavations in the middle east. And so, Any strategic assessment on the Middle East has […]
Bernard Lewis fait encore des siennes.. sans le savoir.. Here is a deep analysis of Darfur’s current crisis in light of past writings done by Mr. Lewis. So the author starts by telling us where he extracts his source of knowledge/power: As the historian Bernard Lewis points out in Race and Slavery in the Middle […]
Check out this new book down by good Christians in the US. Just to get a feel of it: The real problem is that the wars, the intifadas, the suicide bombings and the endless conflict have to do with religion more than politics. In this area, old scores between Muslims and Jews and Christians are […]
Some gloomy news over a possible departure of Colin Powell, with an entrenchment of neocons in the State Department.
Oh and also, I’ve just read in Al Watan Al Arabi that Dick Cheney has a plan to start from Lebanon his greater Middle East ‘reforms’. He got it from the all thoughtful Bernard Lewis who thinks that restructuring the Middle East is like playing Risk. Bearing in mind that this magazine is famous for […]
ستواصل الولايات المتحدة عملية الضغط على سوريا ولبنان. ويخطئ كل من يعتقد أن هذا الضغط سيتراجع في سياق مقايضة. إن أي <> سوري أميركي حول العراق، وأي علاقة تصل إليها دمشق مع المقاومة الفلسطينية، لن يغيّرا الكثير من الحملة المستمرة المتخذة القرار 1559 عنواناً لها.للقرار المشار إليه وظيفتان.الأولى بينهما أنه أداة ضغط لفك أي ارتباط […]