Comment 1: Wonderful! After ten years of the reforms CHAMPIONED by Bashar Al-Assad, we now have plenty of new malls and a serious case of famine in Syria. We can now be robbed blind, while lulling foreign tourists into the belief that all is good and stable.
منا من يحترق، ومنا من يموت، ومنا من يعاند ويكابد، ومنا من يذوب شوقاً ولوعة، وحيرة وغضباً، كي تبقى جذوة للأمل حيّة مشتعلة في الصدور… بوركتم أيها المناضلون!
Comment 1: Is Creative Ambiguity an effective response to Creative Chaos? Whatever the answer may be, we will be dealing with them for years to come, and their long-term impact could be equally destructive. (AA) “Beijing’s reluctance to commit to meaningful high-level military-to-military talks is part of an agenda to deliberately foster ambiguity — a well-established approach in both ancient and contemporary Chinese competitive thinking.” (Foreign Policy) Continue reading “The Uncreative Court Jester!”
Comment 1: Multilateralism does not preclude the need for leadership and decisiveness, especially when we have many dangerous facts on the ground moving at too fast a pace.
Comment 2: ElBaradei is already facing an uphill battle and he needs everybody to mount a serious campaign that has the least bit of a chance to shake the system. ElBaradei needs to cast a wider net and do some ego-stroking. His old-style as a UN technocrat might lend him credibility but it is not going to work in the political field. Continue reading “Saints Need Not Apply!”