Yearly Archives: 2018

Northeast Syria in the spotlight

Syria’s extensive territory lying east of the Euphrates River was a desert when I was in Damascus (1952-56) though it was on the verge of being developed as a major hard wheat producer for Europe. It never happened. Kurds and … Continue reading

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How to Win While You’re Losing

Everybody agrees that the USA is losing influence and clout in the Middle East. The Russians hold a conference to establish Syria’s future, and invite the Iranians and the Turks but not us, and nobody is particularly surprised. Our very … Continue reading

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The Best New Idea Ever   When Nixon went to China in 1987, he broke the mold. People were ready for the change but didn’t realize it. To grasp the idea and perceive the opportunity was brilliant, to act on … Continue reading

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The Best Idea Ever

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