Foreign Policy

 
 

UAE-the New Florence?

Last week, Etihad Airways inaugurated its non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi; flight time 16h 25m.

climate change, inequality, unemployment, Russia and Ukraine conflict
 

Will April Stand-Offs Bring May Hand-Offs?

Ignoring climate change, inequality and unemployment, America has focused on a showdown with a Nevada rancher, which now transforms from news story to GOP talking point for this year's midterms and the Presidential race to come.

An alliance between Russia and China
 

Putin Pivots to Asia

After decades of tepid negotiations, Russia and China concluded a gas deal, with Russia being the supplier. Russia's Deputy Premier Arkady Dvorkovich announced that the deal will be sealed prior to Putin's visit to China next month. So, what happened?

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Punishing Putin

Since I wrote my blog on Punishing Putin, I received several phone calls from friends offering suggestion. The response I liked best was : "Ignore Him!" Many will say, but you can't ignore him. He just violated several international laws and created a military confrontation in Europe.

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

How to Punish Putin

Over the last two weeks, Western nations have announced a layered sanctions plan to deal with Putin's aggression in the Ukraine. The layering, Western leaders advised, will be commensurate with Putin's future moves. The truth of the matter is that are few tools to deal with the Ukraine crisis.

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Cold War, Cool War, Old War, New War?

In Russia's recent power plays and provocation, some commentators compare to 1930s Europe, others see the specter of the Soviet spread, but it's really a new challenge to the new world order.