Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Middle East''
Obama, China, and the Middle East
Jack A. Smith There is an obvious connection between the first summit conference attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Barack Obama in California June 7-8 and Obama’s major speech two weeks earlier redefining the [...]
Obama-Romney Debate Highlights: Muslims Bad, Drones Good, Business as usual
The final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on October 22 highlighted the cross-party consensus on foreign policy that is a feature of successive administrations, particularly with regards to interests in the Middle East. [...]
UN provides cover to the aggression of Major Powers
Abid Mustafa “…the UN emerged chiefly as a result of an agreement among the great powers led at that time by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. They concluded that the founding of a world organization was in [...]
Elections in Morocco and Egypt – window dressing?
Morocco, with its 35 million people, where 1 in 3 are unemployed and poverty is widespread, has had multi-party elections since independence in 1956 without anyone taking much notice. Even Western Saharans get a taste of [...]
Obama-Cameron: “Essential” Interests Trump Empty Values in Bahrain
The latest “revelation” in the Guardian that Britain has been training Saudi Arabia’s National Guard is yet another nail in the coffin of Western credibility and consistency in their dealings in the Middle East. Just a few [...]
Obama at Westminster – rhetoric undermined by reality
The setting: historic. The delivery: typically eloquent. The substance: dishonest. In his address to the British Parliament, US President Barack Obama delivered a speech that simultaneously praised Britain and America as leading world powers, with common [...]