Two recent events in the months following the START ll treaty have perhaps done an outstanding job in pointing out nuances in the new relationship between America and Russia. One recent development was the position the Russian leadership in Moscow took a few months ago regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear case, [Read more]
The Ugly American is an American novel written by Eugene Burdick and William Lederer. First published in 1958, it became a bestselling book. This book first came on the scene as America was on the threshold of diving into the murky swamp known as the Vietnam War, and it had a great influence on America’s public [Read more]
Due to its huge energy resources, the Middle East has always been an interesting region for other countries. This fact has resulted in interference from extra-regional countries, which has in turn resulted in economic, political and military problems for the region.
There have been repeated efforts by the United [Read more]
After the Israeli attack on the Freedom convoy and the eruption of verbal attacks between Turkey and Israel, Hillary Clinton is trying to work with the two American allies to establish peace. Clinton, in a meeting with the Turkish foreign minister, tried to reduce the intensity of the differences between Israel and [Read more]
Russia and America have several decades of Cold War experience. Now, during the presidency of Obama in the United States and Medvedev in Russia, the two countries are taking a new approach in the expression of their interactions.
The signing of the treaty Start ll, Medvedev’s visits to America, and other [Read more]
In the past week, Barack Obama added two accomplishments to his record — an approved fourth resolution against Iran and the continuation of negotiations between Israel and Palestine, despite what occurred in the blue international waters off the shores of Gaza.
Perhaps the price of success is very high. In both [Read more]
It seems that when these two meet, a robust flexing of muscles occurs, rather than a working out of the issues. Obama either gives his promise or gets a promise from the other side.
The dismissal of General Stanley McChrystal from the NATO command in Afghanistan by Obama can be analyzed as indicative of a disagreement between the White House and the Pentagon in the management of the war in Afghanistan. On another level, it demonstrates the complexity of this war and its difference from Iraq. This [Read more]
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had warned that all options for General Stanley McChrystal were on the table, and following the meeting at the White House, McChrystal resigned from his position, as expected. Talk of McChrystal’s resignation began when, during an interview, he criticized Vice President Joe Biden [Read more]
During recent years, the West, and especially the United States, has consistently tried to use pressure to sway Iran’s nuclear policy and strategically change Tehran’s stance on global issues. In this way, the U.S. has benefited from two kinds of weapons: the threat and the sanction. Recently, Iran’s nuclear case [Read more]