All Sorts of Things

Random posts on all sorts of things designed to inform and provoke.

Tag Archives: politics

Saudi Arabia and the United States: Elections Don’t Matter

Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo’s January 24, 2016 piece in the The New York Times is a great primer for anyone who believes the next U.S. President will take anti-Saudi action … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Syria: Russia Outmaneuvers the United States but …

Yesterday’s news that the former Soviet Union and Syria had agreed to an off-hand proposal by US Secretary of State John Kerry that Damascus turn over its chemical weapons to … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Jordan: Unclear how US Bombing would Lessen Threat from Syria

One of the arguments being made by the US administration for intervention in Syria is that it will protect US allies and Syrian neighbors from Damascus and its dangerous agenda. … Continue reading

September 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Syria: Is Washington Preparing for Boots on the Ground or How Assad United the US Military and Al-Qaida

The Obama administration has asked the US Congress to authorize airstrikes on specific Syrian government targets because President Bashar al-Assad’s government “has crossed the redline” and used chemical weapons on … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pakistan: Islamabad should Negotiate an Agreement with the Taliban

Over the past few months, Pakistan has undergone the first democratic transition in its history. Unfortunately, this change has done nothing to solve the country’s problems, which include, but are … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

India: If it was the US, there would be no Economic Doldrums

After many years of warnings and dire predictions, the bad news for the Indian economy is finally coming true. I have to admit that as one of the soothsayers who … Continue reading

August 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Syria: The Best Solution is Exile for Assad

I generally don’t write about the same country multiple times in a week but was forced to make an exception in the case of Syria since it looks like the … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment