Two Types of Foreign Policy

Two Types of Foreign Policy

Each century of international relations is marked by the initiatives of a few exceptional men. Their approach to their countries’ foreign relations is based on common principles. Let us take as recent examples the cases of the Indian Jawaharlal Nehru, the Egyptian Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Indonesian Soekarno, the Chinese Zhou Enlai, the French Charles…

The Israeli Farce

The Israeli Farce

The recently inaugurated Israeli government, the Coalition-for-Change, the wet dream of Israeli and American liberals, Biden-approved-and-blessed after fifteen years of Bibi Netanyahu’s tyranny and four rounds of elections in the last two years – barely surviving a vote of confidence in cliffhanger-fashion – 59:59. It came to power on a slim ‘majority’ of 59.5:60.5 in…

Why Is Biden’s Foreign Policy So…Conventional?

Why Is Biden’s Foreign Policy So…Conventional?

On the domestic front, Joe Biden is flirting with transformational policies around energy, environment, and infrastructure. It’s not a revolution, but it’s considerably less timid than what Barack Obama offered in that pre-Trump, pre-pandemic era. When it comes to foreign policy, however, the Biden administration has been nowhere near as transformational. The phrase Joe Biden…

Putin’s Q&A Covered COVID-19, Foreign & Domestic Affairs, and Climate Change

Putin’s Q&A Covered COVID-19, Foreign & Domestic Affairs, and Climate Change

The world can learn a lot from President Putin’s leadership style and approach to tackling today’s key issues. Russian President Putin held his yearly Direct Line question and answer session with the Russian people on Wednesday which lasted for nearly four hours this time. He covered topics as important as COVID-19, foreign and domestic affairs,…

America Leader of the Free World? How to Forget U.S. Interference in Foreign Elections

America Leader of the Free World? How to Forget U.S. Interference in Foreign Elections

Joe Biden should read up on the history of American political and military interventions, regime changes and electoral interference worldwide. After only five months in office, President Joe Biden has already become notorious for his verbal gaffes and mis-spokes, so much so that an admittedly Republican-partisan physician has suggested that he be tested to determine…

Meet Antony ‘Blinkered’ – Biden’s Choice for America’s Top Diplomat

Meet Antony ‘Blinkered’ – Biden’s Choice for America’s Top Diplomat

Blinken does not seem to have repented from his fundamentalist belief in American imperial goodness, notwithstanding his appeal for “humility”. Barring an earthquake in Washington, Antony Blinken is set to become the new U.S. Secretary of State and America’s top diplomat. The youthful and telegenic Blinken (58) takes over from Mike Pompeo who was America’s…