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All Posts Tagged With: "George W. Bush"

As journalists continue to leave Haiti, hopelessness persists

Peter Eisner (blog)

As journalists continue to leave Haiti, hopelessness persists

Peter Eisner blogs about conditions in Haiti one month after the Haiti earthquake. The international television units are mostly gone, a smattering of foreign reporters are still in Port-au-Prince, and what's the situation on the ground? Hopelessness and helplessness, according to Eisner.

Posted: February 10, 2010 16:39   Comments: 7
Looking at the invasion of Panama through the lens of Iraq

Peter Eisner (blog)

Looking at the invasion of Panama through the lens of Iraq

Worldfocus contributing blogger Peter Eisner looks at the twentieth anniversary of the invasion of Panama, in light of the 2003 U.S. invasion in Iraq. He argues that Panama served as a test run in many respects. Eisner also analyzes the similarities between the U.S. relationships with Saddam Hussein and Manuel Noriega.

Posted: January 5, 2010 14:52   Comments: 4
A pilot, two presidents and Kurdish claims in Iraq

Perspectives

A pilot, two presidents and Kurdish claims in Iraq

Jehangir "Jay" Irani served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years, flying missions throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. He comments on Kurds in northern Iraq laying claim to oil and gas revenues, recalling the time he transported his most famous passenger.

Posted: July 16, 2009 10:24   Comments: 2
From Russia — not with love, but with results

Nina Hachigian (blog)

From Russia — not with love, but with results

It’s not going to be an easy or smooth road with Moscow, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, since Russia and the U.S. disagree on key questions like the importance of a free press and the status of Georgia. But a stable, working relationship with Russia will best further U.S. interests.

Posted: July 7, 2009 16:44   Comments: 1
Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

WorldDesk (blog)

Religious beliefs guided both Bush and Blair on Iraq war

Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner writes about the legacy of former British prime minister Tony Blair, and examines how religious beliefs played a role in his decision-making in office -- including the decision to invade Iraq.

Posted: May 27, 2009 11:16   Comments: 4
Obama must break with past in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Analysis

Obama must break with past in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner considers the signficance of the three-way meeting between President Obama and the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, arguing that Obama needs to do something convincing and new in the troubled region.

Posted: May 7, 2009 11:27   Comments: 2
For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Analysis

For Afghanistan’s Karzai, era of U.S. hand-holding is over

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was set for a three-way meeting with his Pakistani and American counterparts on Wednesday, to discuss how to combat the growing threat of the Taliban. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner writes about Karzai’s changing relationship with the U.S. under the Obama administration.

Posted: May 6, 2009 09:00   Comments: 1
Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

Analysis

Whispered or shouted, Pakistan is cause for concern

After the Taliban briefly gained control of Pakistan's Buner district last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded bluntly, saying "I think that the Pakistani government is basically abdicating to the Taliban and to the extremists." Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner weighs the pros and cons of this loud and public warning to a U.S. ally.

Posted: April 27, 2009 10:33   Comments: 0
U.S. and Egypt must mend ailing relationship

Perspectives

U.S. and Egypt must mend ailing relationship

Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies examines the deteriorating relationship between the United States and Egypt and explores a better course for both countries.

Posted: April 14, 2009 09:54   Comments: 5
U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

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U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

The United States said on Monday that it will continue to press the United Nations Security Council for a strong response to this weekend's rocket launch by North Korea, a rocket that President Obama said could be used for long-range missiles. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the implications of the launch.

Posted: April 6, 2009 15:32   Comments: 6
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