The Iran talks have ended with a “historic agreement,” according to President Obama, that permits the drafting of a definitive agreement before June 30, 2015. As for France, it stays guarded. Yet behind this diplomatic power play, a problem remains: how to prevent nuclear proliferation in the Middle East?
Hillary recently announced her bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential candidacy. As someone who was a first lady, a senator, the secretary of state and having had other glamorous titles, she seems to have unparalleled advantage to her competitors. The support for Hillary is high and her announcement has led to an [Read more]
With the crisis in Yemen, another link has been added to the chain of challenging tasks and tough times the Obama Administration has been going through in the Middle East. By gathering most other Arab countries to its side, Saudi Arabia launched an airstrike against Houthi forces that are advancing in Yemen. This [Read more]
There are a thousand and one windows into memory and the preservation of those full of pain, and agony does not fade away. For Iraqi society, memory abounds with events of American heroes, and whatever the event, some tried to replace it with another as an attempt to cover up what happened in one detail or another. It [Read more]
On April 2, six countries, including the USA, reached an agreement that will halt Iranian nuclear development. Iran will stop producing nuclear materials needed for nuclear weapons, and the United Nations Security Council, just as the USA, will lift the economic sanctions against Iran, participants reported. The [Read more]
The Korean Investment Corporation is currently in negotiations for the purchase of a 19 percent share, a $400 million investment, into the LA Dodgers, an American Major League Baseball team. The team’s current owners, the Guggenheim Partners group, are predicting that the purchase will be concluded by the end of next [Read more]
Between the re-establishment of 'religious freedom' and the restoration of firing squad executions, I often tell myself that I need a commentary banner or column subtitle saying, 'These Americans are nuts!'
<i>The United States wants to reduce its CO2 output, but after Obama leaves office that could rapidly be reversed. The tea party believes protecting the climate is the devil's work.</i>
The United States announced it wants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent! Wow! Could this be the same country where [Read more]
The United States is not the enemy of Venezuela, nor that of democracy, liberty, or human rights. [It is] quite the opposite. [Even] with faults and circumstantial errors, it has been a model of loyalty, with principles and values we share.
In saying this I wish to point out that I do not have jingoistic complexes [Read more]
<i>Negotiation with the U.S.-led powers paves way for a definitive settlement, which, if implemented, will prevent Iran from making nuclear bomb.</i>
Iran, the United States and five other powers announced yesterday that they reached a consensus on the general and specific parameters for negotiations on the Iranian [Read more]