Monthly Archives: March 2018

Academia’s Twitter War with State Department over women’s status in Iraq’s tribal society!

At the State Department a recent award program was held to single out women of courage from ten different countries. One of them was Aliyah Khalaf Saleh of Iraq who in June 2014, hid cadets of the Military Academy at … Continue reading

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Iran and the Experts

My neighbor came over and gave me an article from the periodical Foreign Affairs. He wanted my opinion on the article “Iran Among the Ruins” by Vali Nasr. I thought that was very nice because I do not get many … Continue reading

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Why Arabs Lose Wars…twenty years later!

The annual ASMEA conference  covering Middle Eastern topics will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott in Washington DC, 1-3 November . I plan to submit a paper on the above subject. Since I wrote that paper, many wars have … Continue reading

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Hollywood and the American Information programs.

Some years ago I attended a gathering of  gurus involved in one way or another examining America’s information program or lack thereof. Our government information ( some would say propaganda) programs have always had little appeal in the  Arab world. … Continue reading

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