Tag Archives: United States

marzo 30

How to Decipher Yemen

El autor de este artículo es Graham E. Fuller, ex vice-presidente del Consejo Nacional de Inteligencia, oficial de operaciones de la CIA durante 20 años y uno de los principales expertos estadounidenses en Oriente Medio. Como consecuencia, su análisis no ofrece concesiones: es directo y clarificador, libre de especulaciones. Si realmente quieres saber lo que sucede […]

marzo 13

Tito contra Al Qaeda

Jason M. Brenneman es autor de un libro donde se explica cómo las enseñanzas de la guerra asimétrica emprendida por los partisanos yugoslavos, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, ofrece interesantes lecciones sobre cómo librar en la actualidad la Global War On Terrorism (GWOT). Se puede adquirir vía Amazon Asymmetric Warfare: An Analysis of Tito's Yugoslavian […]

febrero 26

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine

Hybrid war: The real reason fighting stopped in Ukraine – for now http://t.co/dNfYBJ5atr vía @Reuters — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 27, 2015

febrero 19

Somalia on the Med

Somalia on the Med http://t.co/Zw1NqwVnCf — Eurasian Hub (@eurasianhub) February 19, 2015

octubre 08

America and Iran: Always Winter Never Christ-mas

Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune America and Iran: Always Winter, Never Christmas John Limbert, Middle East Institute, October 7, 2013 In C.S. Lewis’ fantasy land of Narnia, the white witch put a spell on her realm to ensure that there would be perpetual winter and that Christmas would never come. For 34 years American-Iranian […]

Welcome to the Middle East and have a nice day

The Middle East Explained In One Excellent Letter To The Editor From Mr. KN Al Sabah. Sir, Iran is backing Assad. Gulf states are against Assad! Assad is against Muslim Broterhood.  Muslim Broterhood and Obama are against Sisi. But Gulf states are pro-Sisi! Which means they are are against Muslim Broterhood! Iran is pro-Hamas, but Hamas […]

Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army

Egyptian Army soldiers stand guard outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, in the center of the largest protest camp of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, that was cleared by security forces, in the district of Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, August 16, (photo credit: AP/Hassan Ammar) Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army Fearing that […]

China’s Marlboro Country

China’s Marlboro Country Te-Ping Chen, ICIJ, June 29, 2009 On first approach, Yunxiao seems like any other Chinese backwater caught in uneasy industrial transition. Faded advertisements line the streets downtown, where motorcyclists wearing bamboo-frond hats determinedly vie for passengers in a riot of honking. A cheerful red banner in the city center exhorts citizens to […]

Panarin’s Map

(Laris Karklis/Washington Post) Source: WorldViews, By Max Fisher and the Washington Post Foreign Staff Professor Igor Panarin became a minor celebrity in Russia when he first unveiled his grim prediction for the future of the United States, which was widely covered by Russian state media and treated as credible. Panarin said the United States would break apart […]

Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean

The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) transits the Suez Canal.- Navy Live Flash Point in the Eastern Mediterranean Will conflict in the Middle East trigger the next great power war? James Stavridis, Foreign Policy, July 19, 2013 This is not a new crisis. The Greek poet Constantine Cavafy lived and wrote in Egypt a […]

The Slow Boat from China

For consumption to play its proper role in China’s economy, three sets of reforms are essential: services-led job creation, urbanization, and a well-funded social safety net. The objective is to boost the consumption of Chinese citizens from its current share of 35 percent of GDP (by contrast, it is 71 percent in the United States) […]

A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation?

© Vladimir Astapkovich, RIA Novosti A new start for Russian-US counter-terrorism cooperation? SUSLOV, Dmitry, Valdai, 09/07/2013 The idea that Russia and the United States should work together to combat international terrorism is not new, and has already become a banality. But experience confirms time and time again that this cooperation is a must. The latest […]

After Mohammad Morsi’s ouster, a second chance for Obama

After Mohammad Morsi’s ouster, a second chance for Obama by Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Washington Post – Opinions, July, 4, 2013 The Egyptian army’s removal of President Mohammad Morsi gives the Obama administration that rarest of opportunities in foreign policy: a second chance. Getting it right will require understanding […]

Direct flights between Iranian and US cities

A Boeing 747 from Iran Air Tehran welcomes direct Iran-US flights: Salehi PressTV, Jun 26, 2013 Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic welcomes the establishment of direct flights between Iranian and US cities after more than three decades. “We welcome direct flights between Iran and the United States, and have no […]

Kabul Dreams

Suleman Qardash of rock band Kabul Dreams, plays at the ruins of a building in Kabul. Photograph: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images – Read more in: «The only rockers in Afghanistan – but Kabul Dreams take wistful approach -Afghan rock band eschew belting out Metallica covers in favour of poignant, Britpop-influenced escapism, finds Rosie Swash» Rock and […]

Iran, Rouhani Victory Improves Chances For Face-Saving Nuclear Deal

A devoted supporter of Rouhani. Published on June 12, 2013, by Joanna Paraszczuk and Scott Lucas – EA WorldView Iran, Rouhani Victory Improves Chances for Face-Saving Nuclear Deal Barbara Slavin, Al-Monitor, June 15, 2013 The decisive election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s next president is a message to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that the […]

Iran invited to Syria peace conference

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (Reuters) Iran invited to Syria peace conference: official The Daily Star, June 11, 2013 04:46 PM MOSCOW: Iran has received a verbal invitation to attend the proposed peace conference on Syria, the Islamic Republic’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday without specifying who extended the invitation. «Ten days ago, we received […]

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy

Europe’ s Blinkered Russian Policy by: Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe,  June 3, 2013 How blind the EU can be. Despite worrying changes in Russia and Eastern Europe over the last six months, the EU’s policy toward both regions remains the same. If the EU took its foreign relations seriously, the two developments should jolt it into adopting a very […]

China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom

An oil refinery in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, in which China has a stake. China has poured money and workers into Iraq. NABIL AL-JOURANI / Associated PressExxon Mobil China Is Reaping Biggest Benefits of Iraq Oil Boom By TIM ARANGO and CLIFFORD KRAUSS June 2, 2013 BAGHDAD — Since the American-led invasion of 2003, Iraq has become one of […]

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer?

The US In Central Asia: Still An Important Balancer? By Azad Garibov, JTW-USAK, May 28, 2013 For more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, the war in Afghanistan has been the point of reference for U.S. policy toward Central Asia. American military bases in the region and the region’s role in facilitating the supply […]