Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
So it never was then a ‘peace agreement’ between Israel and the UAE. It was ‘normalisation’ for mounting a military alliance against Iran.
Whereas the November election formerly had been perceived as a referendum on Trump, events have moved on.
Our naive faith that liberalism, derived from the political traditions of Northern Europe, would conquer the world has now been shattered for good.
Something profound – and separate from ‘tech de-coupling’ – is already shaping the global monetary order (quite apart from likely Chinese exclusion).
Harris is ‘woke’ on social issues, yet has been notably zealous in incarcerating pot-smoking LA youths and drew little black support in the primaries.
Was this a bold ‘false flag’ initiative to upturn the strategic status quo in order to destroy Hizbullah’s strategic place in the region?
The stark fact is that Gulf stability rests on selling enough energy to buy-off internal discontents, and to pay for supersized surveillance and security set-ups.
Many people today want our present to be radically changed (or even smashed) – but all wonder what may come next.
The U.S. Federal Reserve serves as the great enabler. It is the engine that drives the U.S. thrust for primacy.