User Profile: Evan Rosson
This user has submitted 35 translations to Watching America.
Both the U.S. and U.K. view the Gulf region as a current and future investment which should not be squandered. [Read more]
All U.S. elections are fascinating. Since Trump came onto the political scene, they’ve become even more compelling. [Read more]
[T]he military and political aspects of President Trump’s China strategy may be the most dangerous. [Read more]
American bullying and threats of force no longer work when the balance of terror becomes global. [Read more]
Another important factor, in addition to the intelligence community’s report, is the enormous resolve of a large part of the American media which is determined to prevent a cover-up of the assassination. [Read more]
[T]he election results will have a significant impact on ... the extent of the White House’s power to confront congressional authority. [Read more]
The U.S. president should be thanking OPEC instead of blaming it. [Read more]
Those who believe that the relationship between Riyadh and Washington is a relationship of oil in exchange for security or protection do not understand the long history of Saudi Arabia. [Read more]
Netanyahu wants to mock the Palestinians and the world by granting the Palestinians weak self-rule. [Read more]
[T]he American president is no longer concerned with even a minimum of tact in international communication. [Read more]
At the completion of Trump and Netanyahu’s attempt to settle the Palestine question ... the shimmering mirage of an independent Palestinian state ... will finally fade from the horizon.
Western sanctions do not represent an alternative to the formulation of an effective Western policy toward Russia.
American foreign policy is going through an unprecedented period. [Read more]
[A]t the moment of Trump’s election, the United States entered a vortex it will not be able to escape during his administration. [Read more]
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reassured us that he agrees with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on the topic of Syria and the Department of Defense strategy to recover weapons from the Free Syrian Army after factions within it rejected U.S. conditions for continuing support. Not fighting Syrian regime forces [Read more]
We are still working with an American intermediary who lacks the courage to speak the truth for fear of the Zionist lobby “boogeyman” in Washington. [Read more]
It is not possible to describe the trajectory of China’s rise in recent years as anything but meteoric. [Read more]
The Syrian crisis has been outsourced to Vladimir Putin, who audaciously volunteered men and material to do what Obama and his Western allies have abstained from doing. [Read more]
What’s happening in Syria and Yemen – the killing of civilians and systematic destruction of both countries’ institutions – is a perfect example of U.S.-Saudi involvement in terrorist acts. [Read more]
Recently, a book was published on Obama and his policies entitled, “The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.”
The book was written by Derek Chollet, who worked for decades in the State Department, the National Security Council, and the Department of Defense. He [Read more]
Moscow and Washington have not been able to act on the rhetoric repeated day and night ... regarding the necessity of a political solution. [Read more]
Despite the executive order issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the beginning of this month, which demanded the withdrawal of investments from companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, this step does not reflect the general policy of the United States. There is a transformation in [Read more]
The most astonishing variable of this campaign season is that young women, just like Sanders and Trump, are against the established two-party system and the political election games that Hillary Clinton is trying to force upon them, despite her own shortcomings and known associations. [Read more]
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia failed to read what was coming from the West, just like it failed to understand the outcomes of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.* So Riyadh has found itself in the middle of a very complicated equation that is shrouded in foreign and domestic “fog.” At the forefront is [Read more]
The promises in the political rhetoric (of all the candidates) suppose a new political strategy, especially since about $8 trillion of the debt is held abroad, and most of it is the hands of nations deemed hostile or unfriendly to America.
In just a few months, President Barack Obama is leaving the White House after the worst eight years of American-Arab relations. The Obama administration did not spare any effort in pursuing the destruction of the nation state in most Arab countries by encouraging and supporting anything that nourishes ethnic, tribal, [Read more]
Why are the Democratic and Republican parties arguing, when they clearly agree about grand strategy, the safety and security of Israel, crushing the Arabs, crippling their capacities and prospects, preventing them from realizing their lofty goals, and similarly obstructing Russia, China and Europe? [Read more]
Without a doubt ... American attitudes and policies no longer serve our interests, but threaten them. [Read more]
After what Obama said, it is no longer acceptable for us to take the position that “we’ve been fooled” by this kind of crafted talk and that we need to consider the matter. [Read more]
During the eight decades since U.S. intervention in the Middle East, there have been five primary components that have defined the map of American interests in the region: oil, the security of Israel, geopolitical interests, the War on Terror and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — with the [Read more]
President Obama has not supported an ally of the United States without directing the arrows of scrutiny and sharp criticisms at it. [Read more]
Many scholars of history agree that empires resemble human life: They develop, and then enter adolescence and their prime, bringing together elements of their power. Finally, they begin to recede until reaching old age and end up dying, or at best shriveling away.
Intellectuals said this in the time of Plato and [Read more]
[Kerry] did not bring anything new; rather, he came in order to give Israel more time to implement its policies against peace and the rights of the Palestinian people. [Read more]
Last week, I read an article I enjoyed by the American writer Thomas Friedman, about which Middle East the next American president will encounter. Before that, an Arab friend and scholar of international affairs in the United States gave me his opinion on my last article for Asharq al-Awsat on the legacy of Henry [Read more]
When it comes to its friends, the United States is fickle. [Read more]