Opposition to restoring Nato’s supply route within the country is so widespread that it seems to transcend party and province, young and old, rich or poor. The handful in favor hardly counts...
Unfortunately, presently there is no meeting point over the end game in Afghanistan so far between the US aiming to leave behind a compliant ruling clique under the wings of its newfound strategic partner India, and Pakistan desirous of letting the Afghans themselves to decide their future.
As one of the biggest producers and exporters of oil, Iran plays numerous roles in stabilizing the world energy market, and any kind of variation in the rate of production and/or the sale of the Islamic Republic’s oil greatly affects the market. As such, sanctioning the import of oil from Iran has inflicted a huge shock to the world market.
Since they are made of flesh and blood, one judge’s “jurisprudence” is another’s “bias”. That is why appointing a sympathetic judge to the Supreme Court for life has long been the surest way for a president to leave a lasting imprint on America.
When the arguments came to a close at the end of March 28th, Mr Obama faced one hopeful prospect—the court might uphold the mandate—and several nightmares.
As a Brit abroad, you trundle along, not agreeing with everything but not necessarily speaking out about things in your adopted country. Then, last year, an old friend sent me an email about Troy Davis, a man facing execution in the US state of Georgia.
The thin red line is one that has unforeseeable conditions occur when it is crossed. It marks the point at which the detonation of a war could be inevitable. The problem is to define it, to delimit it. The problem is the responsibility of those who establish it, since one cannot look back if someone crosses it. The [Read more]