Posted on January 20, 2012A roundup of posts on the on-again, off-again, but mostly on-again relationship between Russia and Iran. From Is Iran’s Fist Still Clenched, which has daily updates on extended hands, carrots and sticks, reset buttons, and other hackneyed metaphors deployed in...
Posted on October 26, 2010In line with White House diplomacy on China and Iran, the question with the much vaunted US/Russian “reset” is whether it merely failed or whether it actually moved us backwards on security. It definitely at least failed miserably, though that...
Posted on February 11, 2010It makes sense. Twitter has become one of the few outlets Venezuelans have left for visually demonstrating the literally medieval barbarism that Chavez’s thugs use to break protests – which they’re doing with some regularity now. So like his slightly...
Posted on December 22, 2009I’m not saying it’s not another one of his macho poses, designed to maintain his public image while he waits to regain the Presidency. The last one had him riding a horse bare-chested while photographers went to work, and both...
Obama Blocking Congressional Sanctions On Iran (Plus: China’s Newest Foot-Dragging Excuse: We’re Too Busy!)Posted on December 18, 2009There was a point during the campaign where American Jewish liberals, seemingly all at once, started parroting this weird talking point about how Bush failed on Iran and so people should vote for Obama. I was never able to totally...
Posted on December 4, 2009They’re saying it’s not terrorism. Horrific either way: An explosion apparently caused by pyrotechnics tore through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm early Saturday, killing more than 100 people, according to emergency officials quoted by state television… In...
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