Terrorism and the Question of Humanity

On November 17, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Terrorism and the Question of Humanity By Brenda Heard On 15 November, The New York Times published an article entitled “Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten.”  It highlights the disparity between the global solidarity expressed for Paris following the deadly 13 November attacks and the lack thereof expressed for Beirut after it […]

New Book: “Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View”

On April 16, 2015, in blog posts, by admin

I am pleased to announce the recent publication of my book “Hezbollah: An Outsider’s Inside View.”  Whether you like or dislike Hezbollah, this book offers a unique and rewarding insight delivered from a Western viewpoint.  It encourages an understanding that is the fundamental step toward peaceful co-existence. In researching Hezbollah over the past eight years, […]

Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends

On September 16, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

(Beirut, 16 September 2011) The Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions ended in Beirut today with a strong international declaration to rid the world of cluster munitions. The 90 States Parties and signatories to the Convention at the meeting adopted the Beirut Declaration, which notes the lifesaving gains made already […]

Barak’s Bombs and Old Habits

On July 16, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Barak’s Bombs and Old Habits Human beings grow accustomed to certain routines as a result of regular repetition. Repeat things often enough, and you end up doing them without any prior thought or contemplation – the wonders of the subconscious! Just like individuals, it would appear that states also share this trait. They pick up […]