Category: Foreign Countries & Policy

August 12, 2013

Entrepreneurs’ property rights at stake in France

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 12 Aug 2013

By Dr. Sylvain Charat

It happened on a cold of day during the last French presidential campaign in a small industrial town called Florange, in Eastern France. On February 12th, 2012, the campaigning and would-be president Francois Hollande climbed a small …

August 11, 2013

Giving In and Giving Up

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 11 Aug 2013

This week I’ve listened toSecretary of State John Kerry talk about bringing the parties together in the Middle East to talk Peace, and being lauded for doing a good job. Applause? Already? It’s not like bringing them together hasn’t happened …

July 9, 2013

Illusions: Desperate Students, Peace in the Holy Land and a Balanced Budget

Too frequently, in my role as a University Professor, I encounter the following situation. Three quarters of the way through a semester, a student in a class that I am teaching shows up at my office. The student has done …

July 8, 2013

Palestine – Clinton’s $500000 Speech Leaves One Speechless

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 08 Jul 2013

The thought that anyone was prepared to contribute to paying former American President Bill Clinton $500000 to deliver a 45 minute speech at the Peres Academic Centre during the festivities marking Israeli President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday is truly staggering …

July 6, 2013

Don’t Cry for Me, America

By: Dr. Alejandro A. Chafuen

Editor’s note: This opinion editorial first appeared at

Many observers have pondered if the United States is following the same troubled path as Argentina. In the 1940s, Argentina’s Juan Domingo Perón used government agencies for political …

June 23, 2013

No, We Will Not Let it Go! Who Gave The Order To Stand Down?

Imagine yourself trapped. A vicious gang of Islamist terrorists have already breached the main gate. If captured, you know what they do to infidels – you’ve seen video of beheadings, sodomy and etc.

Should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 23 Jun 2013

The U.S. government has been providing non-lethal aid to rebel forces in Syria, and just last month, Secretary of State Kerry said the U.S. was ready to increase that amount of aid to $250M. It is likely that the U.S. …

June 13, 2013

Benghazi: Hillary, Maybe it Does Make a Difference!

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,In The News - 13 Jun 2013

Hillary did not appear before congress as presidential material. But the question really is what difference does it make. And I think we need a flowchart and congress needs to fill in the blanks. Then the American people who pay …

June 11, 2013

U.S. One Step Closer to Arming Syrian Rebels

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 11 Jun 2013

By a margin of 15-3, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday, voted for legislation that would allow the United States to overtly supply arms to Syrian rebel forces. Up until now, we have been led to believe that our …

May 26, 2013

Benghazi Scandals

There are three scandals that have arisen out of the Benghazi attack.

First, is the failure of the State Department to heed warnings that the diplomatic post was vulnerable.

Second, is the cover-up. The Obama Administration made false claims the attack spontaneously …

May 25, 2013

Dropping the Benghazi Ball

In the 1990s, the U.S. Air Force’s self-descriptor for its capabilities was “Global Reach, Global Power.” On September 11, 2012, as Americans were being attacked and killed in the Middle East, the global reach of air power was confined …

May 21, 2013

Afghan President Karzai Cashing In

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 21 May 2013

Last week The New York Times reported that the CIA has been delivering large sums of cash to the Karzai led government of Afghanistan. The sum of the payments, which have been ongoing for the last ten years, is said …

May 18, 2013

Obama comments on Mexico deceptive, say law officers

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 18 May 2013

During President Barack Obama’s press conference in the White House press room on Tuesday, he was asked by a Latino reporter about both the immigration debate in the U.S. Congress and the U.S.-Mexican “war on drugs.” Obama stated he planned …

May 11, 2013

Palestine – Balfour Declaration Raises Arab Hackles

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 11 May 2013

The Palestinian Arabs are up in arms at the news that the original 1917 Balfour Declaration will be released by the British Library for display in Israel alongside Israel’s Declaration of Independence at the opening of a new museum …

May 7, 2013

Palestine – Singing From The Same Hymn Book

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 07 May 2013

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has now claimed that a “country” exists in that area of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority’s complete administrative and security control prior to the Authority’s demise in January 2013.

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