May 30, 2013
When Moscow announced her intentions to ship the S−300 Surface To Air Missiles to Syria, grumbles as it is to be expected, emanated from Brussels and Washington. The European Union has rarely glorified itself in rumbles with Putin, and it is a sure sign that the United States needs to take a more active role in ‘restraining’ the Russians. At the moment, Syria as a nation is suffering and the new Hezbollah backed offensive from the Assad regime will only ‘complicate’ the calculations of the West in relations to the ultimate resolution of the crisis. The message to Assad from the West need not change; but without a much better management of Russia, and to a certain extend China, the conflict may likely drag on longer than is necessary.
While Libya may set a perfect template for the final outcome, there is no guarantee that the Syrian government will… Continue reading →
March 25, 2013
What if in the next four years President Obama achieves the impossible? If the economy rebounded massively with new jobs and real impactful growth, a resurgent health care system bloomed, a near non-existent terror threat became the reality, and a lasting Israeli – Palestinian peace came to fruition?
Forget it. The world has moved on from the times of real political achievements into an era dominated by the impact of technology and social trends. These are the times where the impact of say, 3D printing, will have more direct influence in everyday life than collective intent and inputs of politicians in the next four years, and even beyond because of the irreversible progression of humanity. More starkly now, a politician and a leader are extremely distinguishable. Both can define visions and plans, and may be excellent at grandiose speeches, but it is the leader that drives and defines the… Continue reading →
September 25, 2012
The rage and uproar against the movie trailer known as ‘Innocence of Muslim,’ will inevitably abate. In its wake however, will gape widening valleys of dissent against all things democracy and more specifically American, across the Muslim world. Slain United States Ambassador, John Christopher Stevens and three fellow citizens fell victim to the intolerance which they were committed to eradicating by the opportunities the Arab Spring presented.
The disgruntled supporters of erstwhile dictators and their regimes, that thrived on double-facing such religious intolerance in order to perpetuate their relevance to the West, are gleefully whipping up sentiments and misinformation against the values of freedom and tolerance that this unfortunate ‘trailer’ represents
It is ironic that values of freedom and democracy inherently abhors offensive depictions or characterisations which this unfortunate video clip portrays. Yet even the heavy price of human lives and best efforts of diplomacy on the part of… Continue reading →
September 15, 2012
Everyone’s been talking about the Federal Reserve’s decision to impose policies for monetary easing in the US. In fact, the topic has been so connected to the upcoming Presidential elections, one might even say that it could make or break both candidates. What does that even mean? Beats me.
The funny thing is that while most people would look to this as a positive reaction to the atrocious labour unemployment problem in the United States, Mitt Romney and his republican cronies seem to think otherwise. Funny enough, Romney and his gang seem to think that the quantitative easing meditated by the Fed serve as a form of ‘bailout’ for the American economy under President Obama
This made Romney’s republican cronies wonder if Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve was really doing it under influence of the Obama administration or out of interest of the American economy, like he claimed… Continue reading →