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(Happy?) New Year

October 12, 2014

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If you think this was a horrible year for Peace in the Middle East, think twice. In the future it may be worse. The Forward’s JJ Goldberg learned that Bibi is transforming intelligence branches across Israel to become acquiescent unanimously with his belligerent way to live with their neighbors. And he is able to do […]

Ahmadinejad’s tour and Clinton’s half-truths

January 10, 2012

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In the board game of Geopolitics there are always two sides playing. Or more, obviously. What is not so obvious is that reputed political analysts sometimes are just re-writing the guidelines provided by just only one of the players. This is what I thought of the brief Andres Oppenheimer’s piece I had to illustrate for […]

Christopher Hitchens and the “New Atheism”

December 18, 2011

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The death of Hitchens stirred a handful of pro and con commentaries, which suits well the style of his own interventions in political and cultural matters. Two of his traits seem to gather coincidence: the quality of his English writing (which I’m not able to judge) and the integrity  of his adherence to his atheism […]

A cold season for Assange

February 24, 2011

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The extradition of Julian Assange to be judged in Sweden sets the path to the end of what we can call the “romantic period” of cyber-activism. The dream of a perfect transparent society, free from secretive diplomatic deals, where the people have ALL the data that can affect his live is not a reachable one. […]

Gone with the wind

February 8, 2011

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The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 was the turning point that shaped the world until the fall of he Berlin Wall in 1989. But some of the features of that world, the world of “co-existence”, remained until now. Some areas turned to be of exclusive intervention for each super-power: Eastern Europe to the USSR, Latin America […]

Who’s afraid of a Palestinian State?

January 22, 2011

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On Feb.16 a summit to be held at Lima, Peru will be attended by 9 South American leaders and 11 Arab chiefs of state to discuss a proposal of declaration by the first, recognizing an independent Palestinian State. Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia  recently recognized a Palestine State along borders prior to the 1967 war, […]

Morgenthau unveils the new “axis”

September 25, 2009

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Mr. Robert Morgenthau  has revealed himself as the new American super-hero. He exerted his penetrating insight powers to foresee hidden facilities in Venezuela’s remote places where the still non-existing Iranian weapons of mass destruction are going to be stored. No probe, no evidences but, does anybody doubts he knows what is he talking about? It […]