The Geopolitics of Syria’s Civil War

Let's revisit, and use this oldie but a goodie to understand Syria.  Sorry for the lateness, but my real life stuff is cramping my geopolitical style. Article overview 1). Syria is and always has been a terrible place to set up a nation-state 2). Bad was made worse by the invention of political ideology, which … Continue reading The Geopolitics of Syria’s Civil War

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The Iran Deal Heralds a New Middle East (Not necessarily a better one, but certainly a new one)

All hail the Iran nuclear deal!  The naysayers have nayed, the yay sayers have yayed, and even the implacable Republicans of America's Congress will soon be faced with reality, for there is a deal. What brought us to this?  Well, geopolitical conditions in the Middle East made this not only the smartest course, but also … Continue reading The Iran Deal Heralds a New Middle East (Not necessarily a better one, but certainly a new one)