Although the Brotherhood candidate, Morsi, was declared the winner in the Presidential run-off, the battle for control of the country is far from decided. The military still holds the reins of power […]
Egypt’s Arab Spring, R.I.P.?
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The end of the Egyptian revolution and very likely the beginning of more bloodshed and repression, almost a copycat script from much maligned Syria. […]
Modern Greece, today’s Chimera.
Chimera, a product of Greek mythology was a fire-breathing monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail, daughter of Typhon, a monster with a hundred heads that also […]
Foreign Policy – Reactive and Proactive
On 26 February 2005 in this blog (Political Oculist Needed) I wrote of the shortsightedness of US foreign policy. Now, seven years later, little has changed. If anything the affliction is worse. […]
NATO 1949, NATO 2012
The North Atlantic Treaty organization is sorely in need of a new paint job in the way of a change of name and brief. NATO’s raison d’etre originally was stated as “an […]
The Ongoing Arab Spring
The protest which began in Tunisia have spawned yet more protests not only in the Maghreb and the Middle East but also in the US and Russia. Dissatisfaction is rife. The established […]