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Putting Two and Two Together: What ties the American West to the Middle East: (I)

In upcoming posts, I will begin to sketch a few links between the far-flung areas of my blogging interests, to show that the issues, power-centers, and the strategies at work in Oregon and the Middle East are simply two sides … Continue reading

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News flashes for the New Year

No time for news summaries, commentaries, or analysis, but I thought I’d link up some good articles found over the last week or so. I’ll start off with some “archival” material; Here’s a transcript from Gen Wesley Clark’s exposition of … Continue reading

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Unsteady winds across an unsteady pivot: Turkey at the center of Eurasian chaos.

Turkey looks now like the unsteady fulcrum of an unsteady Eurasia. Erdogan’s surprising AKP “restoration” to single party rule, has imposed an iron cage around the opposition, attempting vainly to give the impression of strength and stability. But the country … Continue reading

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Resurgent Neo-Cons (III): Why Are Those F-15’s Going to Incirlik?

Speculations So Far: Anti-Russia/Syria, Anti-ISIS, Anti-Turkey, or Anti-US (casus belli sacrificial lambs) It begins: “The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real … Continue reading

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The World in Pivot Around Syria: The Story So Far

The previous posts, going back a little more than month, relate what I believe is a very significant shift in global geo-politics. I began writing as the Turks and Americans wrapped up a deal to establish a “buffer zone” in … Continue reading

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Dear readers… a new page of photos from the Suqs of Aleppo – fifteen years ago

Excuse the delay on promised posts. I’ve been detained for a few days. In the meantime, check out my new page with photos taken almost fifteen years ago in Aleppo’s beautiful markets, now badly damaged. A Caravansaray of Hans and … Continue reading

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