The Syrian warfare started with peaceful protests in March 2011. The government decided then to stop them and before the world realised what was happening the situation turned into a sectarian civil war which has cost more than 80,000 lives. In the process many countries have decided to position themselves into different sides of the conflict thus threatening to develop into what could escalate as a war in the region. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday May 16th, 2013 16:32 The Syrian conflict should not escalate
Thursday December 15th, 2011 18:32 US ends Iraqi war
The Iraqi war has ended, a nine-year war that many believe has been one of the greatest military blunders in history. The war which was started by the Bush administration on March 2003 on arguments that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and ties with al Qaeda had just ended today, December 15, 2011 with a small ceremony in Iraq and a speech by President Obama saying the war had been brought to a successful, honorable conclusion. As he said to the troops in Fort Bragg the country they leave behind is “an extraordinary achievement”. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday July 15th, 2010 18:33 Defection or kidnapping?
The story of the Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri could be one of those spy thrillers many of us read on the beaches or plane trips. But it seems to be a real thing as much as we take the word real with a pinch of salt. At the moment most of us can write as many comments as we want to articles or blogs but the truth is that we don’t know what really has happened. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday April 19th, 2010 17:33 Gates memo about Iran
After disclosures were made about Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates having written to White House officials back in January to warn them that more options were needed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, people interpreted it as a possibility that an attack to Iran could be in the cards. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday March 22nd, 2010 19:09 Health care for America!
The year-long battle about health reform in the US has been won by the Democrats and President Obama. The bill should be shortly on its way to Obama’s desk to be signed into law. Between that moment and last night, when the House finally vote for the bill, a 153 page package of amendments will go to the Senate to be passed using the reconciliation rule. Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday March 4th, 2010 22:41 Clinton departs from Brazil empty-handed
During her Latin America tour, the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, stopped in Brasilia where she did not get the news she wanted. Among talks of trade, which also did not go too well for the US, Clinton had hoped to get support from the Brazilians for a UN resolution on sanctions against Iran. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday March 1st, 2010 19:42 Syria, the US and Iran
Towards the middle of February, President Obama moved to repair relations with Syria after five years of interruption. He announced his decision to appoint Robert Ford as US ambassador to Syria and sent US Undersecretary of State, William Burns, to Damascus. Read the rest of this entry »