Category Archives: Middle East

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy?

The Unpredictability of Energy Policy? Many unexpected events and technological developments occur which can change energy outlook over the period of a decade. But in many areas, some people foresaw the occurrences, or just made good guesses. But not knowing … Continue reading

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Who Made Trump the World’s Realtor in Chief?

Who Made Trump the World’s Realtor in Chief?   Since “America First” Trump has left on his first official State trip, we will discuss the meeting of his global Ego with the rest of the World. In Trump’s claims of … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan on Islamophobia

UC Irvine Talk by Reza Aslan titled:  “Fear Inc., Confronting Islamaphobia in America”.   He is a Professor at UC Riverside in the Department of Creative Writing. He is an analyst for CNN, and has a CNN show on religions … Continue reading

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Trump and Brain Drains

Trump and Brain Drains Somehow, Dictators are associated with Brain Drains.  In historical cases, it is not just dislike for dictators, not just secondary effects of a dictator’s policies, but actual purges carried out by the dictator against academics and … Continue reading

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Trump Blew It With World Condemnation of Assad

Trump Blew It With World Condemnation of Assad Trump didn’t use diplomacy in the Assad sarin attack, because he only had a Secretary of State and no connection to the 70,000 serious, experienced diplomats in the State Department. He also … Continue reading

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War Is Murderous by Any Means, and Trump Shuts Out Peaceful Options

War Is Murderous By Any Means, and Trump Shuts Out Peaceful Options War is murderous to civilians by any means used. It is murderous to drafted soldiers. It is murderous to the aggressor’s civilians, as well as to the defender’s … Continue reading

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Automobiles’ Cleaner Energy Future

Automobiles’ Cleaner Energy Future Environmentally knowledgable people are very disappointed by the Republicans calling for a review of Obama’s CAFE standards, which probably means trying to get rid of them. This was called for by one of Trump’s now infamous … Continue reading

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In Syria, Start with Diplomacy: War is Going Down a Black Hole

In Syria, Start with Diplomacy: War is Going Down a Black Hole The previous times when Syrian President Bashar al Assad used nerve gas, in 2013, pressure from the Russians, the US, and the world made him stop. That was … Continue reading

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Trump’s Unconvincing Military Budget

Trump’s Unconvincing Military Budget In discussing the budget, we have to address the $600 billion gorilla all over the world, the US military budget increase of $54 billion, that is cutting all of the worthwhile programs in the non-military discretionary … Continue reading

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President Trump Bears Full Responsibility for Whatever Didn’t Happen in Sweden

President Donald J. Trump Bears Full Responsibility for Whatever Didn’t Happen in Sweden If you think about the title, it really makes sense. I prefer the title for grave event concerning Sweden to be the “Trump Credibility Massacre”, since it massacred the last … Continue reading

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