Category: Geopolitics

Trump Loses Korea?

16 May:  New South Korean president to visit Washington in late June. Russia tells US to stop threatening North Korea and talk responsibly. The American belligerence and refusal to talk to N.K. until N.K. agrees to all US positions first, along with Syria and Ukraine are fueling ever deepening rifts between East and West and […]

The Gathering Storm Part 1: A New Federal Europe Rising

Thread One: the Islamic State Unannounced President Donald Trump has approved efforts against the Islamic State which include more troops and the removal of restraints on commanders.  Besides Iraq Syria, a sustained attack is underway against extremists in Yemen. The United States is continuing with several days of heavy aerial bombardment of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula […]

Coming a Peace Deal for Israel

Parisian government officials involved in preparing for the January 15, 2017 Paris Middle East Peace Conference told Maariv’s Gideon Kotz that the Paris conference will determine the major principles for the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, before we the possibility of a solution fades entirely. Netanyahu is boycotting the event, but Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will come, […]

Full Text John Kerry Middle East Speech

This week the  Security Council passed Resolution 2334 with 14 member states voting in favor, none voting against; and one abstention — the United States.   UNSC Israeli Settlement Resolution 2334 23 Dec, 2016 The resolution condemns Israel’s decades of illegal construction on occupied land and is a precursor to a coming Middle Peace Conference in […]

State of the European Union Address; September 2016

European Union Newsroom Prepared text:   European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker European Commission – Speech – [Check Against Delivery] State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe – a Europe that protects, empowers and defends Strasbourg, 14 September 2016 [AUTHORISED VERSION]   Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, I stood here a […]

US Russia Confrontation Builds

  Unless either the US or Russia backs down on Assad, Ukraine and other hot spots, a confrontation between the US and Russia is looming, possibly some time in 2017, after progress has been made on the ISIL situation. Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely use the sidelines of the G20 summit to be held in Hangzhou, China, […]

Understanding Hamas

In reality Hamas is split into two parts with the military wing wanting to continue the struggle and the political faction having offered a long term ceasefire to Israel for years. This has been an offer that Israel rejects, because Hamas has another military faction which is adamant against any such long term peace between Hamas […]

Details of The Iran Agreement

The 5+1 the EU and Iran have signed off on a cosmetic face saving accord of “Confidence Building Measures” intended to jump start six months of serious talks on the Iranian nuclear program. US Secretary of State John Kerry, in hailing the accord as contributing to world peace, denied to reporters that this was so, […]

John Kerry: Look at the Evidence!

UPDATE 12:45 EDT:   The White House reacted to a Russian proposal for Syrian chemical weapons to be placed under international control in exchange for rejecting the attack by setting a time line of one week to accomplish the task, an impossibly short time. Russia has proposed that Syrian chemical weapons be placed under international control and […]

The Middle East Peace Plan

Senator Kerry is making giant strides in establishing a genuine Mideast peace after the coming war.  The war will motivate all sides towards a real peace agreement and intense preparations are under way to establish that peace. To entice Palestinian agreement they are being offered a 4 billion dollar infusion of cash and the establishment of […]

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