The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

On May 19, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability By Clive Hambidge Part 1 Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’: “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate […]

In Praise of Richard Falk – An Analysis

On May 7, 2013, in Articles, by admin

In Praise of Richard Falk – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   PART I – Richard Falk Tells the Truth   Shortly after the 15 April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian territories, published an […]

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft

On February 17, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft By Brenda Heard   Since March 1978, for thirty-five years, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, has been monitoring the conflict between Israel and Lebanon— the tension, the daring, the mayhem, the killing.  The enthusiastic efforts UNIFIL made in the early years […]

The State Department Goes Bad

On June 19, 2012, in Articles, by admin

The State Department Goes Bad By Lawrence Davidson   The State Department is that branch of government that has responsibility for foreign policy. Every U.S. embassy and consulate is an extension of the State Department. U.S. citizens traveling abroad, be it on a short vacation to Canada or Mexico or an extended venture for business […]

International Obligations: Some facts about Iran’s nuclear activities

On March 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

International Obligations: Some facts about Iran’s nuclear activities by David Morrison   Summary “The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran’s nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.” (Reuters Special […]

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects

On January 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Tour d’horizon: An Iranian optic on the Middle East and its prospects By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Almost a year ago, in a well-remembered Friday prayer sermon delivered on February 4, 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei spoke at length, in Arabic, about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. At the time, the Egyptian people were on the streets […]

AIPAC: Persuading Americans to break the law?

On January 16, 2012, in Articles, by admin

AIPAC: Persuading Americans to break the law?   By Clive Hambidge   Habituation writes James Austin M.D “means that repeated stimuli yield a decreasing response.” Conversely and importantly he goes on, “Sensitization implies that responses increase when stronger stimuli are repeated.” For in this understanding, “we are addressing the basis of the freshness of vision […]

Stirring things up

On November 24, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Stirring things up by Peter Eyre Could it be that the US, UK and France are persuading the Arab League to take action and are we about to see another “Libya Style Massacre” (sorry I meant to have said “an action to save lives”!!) We have seen the US attempt to take the pressure of […]

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Behind The Iron Wall: ‘The plan that never changed’

On November 12, 2011, in Articles, by admin

      Behind The Iron Wall: ‘The plan that never changed’  By Clive Hambidge The UN Cultural organisation (UNESCO) voted strongly in favour of membership for the Palestinians. A vote opposed by Israel.  There were 173 countries that voted, 107 in favour, 14 opposing and 52 abstaining.  Great Britain was one of those in […]

The thin intersection between Obama’s actions and words

On October 3, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

The thin intersection between Obama’s actions and words Even to his most loyal supporters, the American president has proved to be little more than a gifted talker. Having campaigned as an audacious visionary driven by a commitment to overhaul US stewardship, Mr. Obama has been reduced to a dry functionary whose words of idealism seem […]

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