One of the most amusing forms of bickering in international relations occurs when one government is granted the opportunity to give its opponent a “dose of its own medicine,” as the English saying goes. At the end of 2010, when Vladimir Putin – a prime minister at the time – was given the opportunity to defend [Read more]
Beyond the celebration of his speech, however, there is no indication that this conference will amount to a great transition for the weak relationship between Africa and the United States.
The question of the day: Has the West become tolerant and indifferent with respect to our crises, the simplest example of these being the Syrian crisis?
The Americans refuse to recognize that al-Maliki's failure to bring Iraqis together under one umbrella is a failure on the part of Washington first and foremost.
When it comes to terrorism, the link between America and the 'nonradical' Islamists is that they both think they are able to profit from this terrorism.
When, then, will Congress recognize that Washington's foot-dragging, late decisions and faulty agenda are responsible for what is going on in Syria?.
These two were known for their quarreling and bad-mouthing (both in word and by pen), but there was also an occasional gentlemen's agreement between them. Though both of them specialized in battling it out with other colleagues, no real battle ever broke out between them. Truman Capote (the first of the two) was heard [Read more]
American policy is always pragmatic and volatile.
The former American Secretary of State Colin Powell says that when he was proposed for vice president, he consulted his wife Alma, who asked him not to accept it out of fear for his life. Then, Powell officially expressed his refusal. In contrast, Barack Obama, in one of the most interesting American elections in [Read more]
Isn’t it possible that American political errors themselves are the inevitable result of economic weakness, and therefore difficult to correct?