Monthly Archives: November 2018

Why Arabs Lose Wars ….Twenty Years Later.

Below are the notes I used to explain this paper at the ASMEA conference in NOV 2018ASMEA Presentation notes 2018. They are cryptic but provide the essentials. The entire paper is at memoriesandreflections.wordpress.com – My Initial interest in Arab military … Continue reading

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Elie Kedourie. Iconoclast and Man of Wisdom

Elie Kedourie was born in Baghdad  into a wealthy Jewish family, which may explain some of his viewpoints and particularly those of his detractors,  The once large and influential Jewish community was decimated under the Arab governments originally set up … Continue reading

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Russia and Iran in the Persian Gulf

Linked below  is my MA thesis written at the American University of Beirut 48 years ago. I have posted it here to try to bring all my articles into one place. Reading it over I am amazed how little has … Continue reading

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