Yearly Archives: 2006

The Two State Solution

Hamas might be persuaded to give up its non-recognition of Israel if Israel would commit to the two-state formula in a more binding way. Continue reading

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Exit Strategy for Iraq

Hundreds of pundits are producing exit strategies but they all miss the point: We must restrain Israel before we can resolve our dilemma in Iraq. Continue reading

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Too Much Power

Power corrupts. Bush has been able to seize too much, and the outlook is grim unless balance is restored. Continue reading

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Alternative Visions

A world at peace, sustainable environment, social justice: these are goals most of us share. But not the present administration. Continue reading

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Restoring Order in the Middle East

A modest proposal for a new Congress of Vienna, held this time in Rome, to attack all the multiple problems of the Middle East together and synergystically. (3/2/06) Continue reading

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America and the World

The neocon world view is on its way out, hopefully sooner rather than later. What should replace it? Continue reading

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Nepal, An Unfolding Tragedy

Nepal’s unstable equilibrium between the palace and army, the political parties, and the Maoists is coming apart at the seams. Continue reading

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Reflections on the Hajj

Hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede during the recent Hajj. The holy writ mandating how the ritual is conducted is outdated, but the original concept was pure genius. Continue reading

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