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A Defining Decade (2000-2010), A Year of Attempted-Protests (2011) & A New Year of Realpolitiks (2012)

A Defining Decade: 2000-2010 So, we all have been lucky to have lived such an eventful and action-packed decade, a truly defining years, from 2000 and the election of perhaps the worst US and any where else in the world, pres. G. W. Bush, Jnr (see this post: https://geopoliticalintelligence.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/george-w-bush-jr-a-man-true-to-his-character-and-so-headlines/), who actually single-handedly redefined the US … Continue reading

My Review Paper On #RMA (Revolution In Military Affairs) & A Question (on the spread of cancer through Latin American ‘unpopular’ leaders)?

Here is my review essay on the so-called ‘revolution in military affairs’: RMA QUESTION: Is someone, foreign intelligence services, causing the spread of cancer through South American ‘Western Unpopular’ (and independent-minded, meaning uncontrollable) leaders? First we had Chavez of Venezuela, enemy to many, especially, the United States. Then today, we are hearing reports on Kirchner … Continue reading

On Competitive Statecraft: Part I- The Home Front (How to Rebuild First-Rate States’ Economies & Politics; Incl. A Case Study)

Competitive Cities As a Model For National Growth Before the end of the year, I will try to look at how any state can compete, locally, regionally and internationally, without resorting to old schools of thoughts, of violence and force. First, I will discuss how to rebuild internal structures of the state; after all, it … Continue reading

The #NewYorker Excellent Article on #IranNukes (and must read few news-headlines)

In Full, all copryright reserved for the new yorker: Annals of National Security Iran and the Bomb How real is the nuclear threat? by Seymour M. Hersh June 6, 2011 There is no conclusive evidence that Iran has tried to build a bomb since 2003. Is Iran actively trying to develop nuclear weapons? Members of … Continue reading

The Only Way To Save #MiddleEast is to………BURN It ( #Iran #Syria )!!

There is only one way for the middle easterners, rulers and citizens, to save their region from the claws of outsiders…put the fear of creating uncontrollable chaos into the hearts of ‘speculators’, after all, what an asset if it is unstable? In short, the remaining targeted/hunted states, Iran and Syria in particular, reaching out to … Continue reading

Political (& Security) Risk Analysis: Discussing #Syria (Strategy & Effects of Post-Assad, for the Benefit of Mr. E)

First, I would like to thank the anonymous Mr. E who emailed me with this questions; 1. ”What about Syria?” 2. ”What Strategic Model should Syria develop at this present juncture?” 3. ”What will be the effect of a post-Assad Syria for the region, and the West?” Let see. 1. On Syria: All The Road … Continue reading

Security Analysis: Defining Iranian Counter-Western Strategy & Discussing Why Nukes Are Weapons of Peace.

Iran present counter-western strategy: First, Iran present counter-western strategy is not worse nor excellent, but fell short of a really required impact. Yes, the Bahrain UK Embassy Demonstration, as well as with Hezbollah-joint efforts to undermine US Covert Operations in Lebanon, through unmasking of the 22+ CIA Operatives in the country (or city), deserve recognition, … Continue reading

The Products of #ArabSpring : The Re-Palestinisation (Hamas-Fatah Unity) & Re-Islamisation (of Islamic World)

The events in Middle East are without a doubt very critical in affecting the local politics and face of the region, and perhaps, the first greatest impact-product from these events, is the Hamas-Fatah/PLO Accord. Secondly, the rise of Political Salafism. Thirdly, the inevitable overthrow of Arabian Monarchism. Fourth, marginalisation of Turkey, and friendly relations between … Continue reading

What Is A State (Really)? And Their Strategic Cultures (Important to the Understanding on their Approaches to all Levels of Politics)?

Introduction: Understanding State-ism So, we have covered plenty this month, and today, we will take a look at exactly why we can predict states’ behaviours based on their make-up, histories, cultures, or what tends to be referred to as, strategic cultures of states. The aim is to approach and examine effect of regionalism on states, … Continue reading

The Real Dynamics of International History (Affairs): Resistance, War and Revolution (from the Age of Alexander to the Present) MUST READ!!!!!!!

Introduction: The Lies of International Scholars The single most important critic on the international academic works is that these do not present the world as it really is, but rather what they (a) hope it should be (b) or how it is from own ideological-cultural backgrounds (mirror-imaging). This problem can be traced throughout the western … Continue reading

The ‘Ruling Cartels’: The Realities of Political Affairs

So, I have continued with my historical studies, and every readings and investigations I keep seeing one picture in clarity, how throughout history, as humans settled classification of societies became part of the communities, or polities. At the top, the ‘prince’ (ruling families), followed by nobles (associates in ruling courts), followed by priests (or link-to-ordinary-people, … Continue reading

A Letter to The #Occupy Movement (on a winning strategy)

Dear Occupistas, First congratulations to being named as a part of the ‘person of the year: the protester’ in Time. Secondly, what is the difference between a PR Strategy and a Grand Strategy? One is to create a buzz on the act, another is to gaining an objective from the act. Thirdly, why did the … Continue reading

George W. Bush, Jr.: A Man True to His Character (and headlines)

Recently, I have been reading on this guy, the ex-president of US (2000-08), and everything this guy did in his life seemed a total failure, not a single success. The failure was not just a small effect, but it actually affected everyone else associated with him, from whatever business he got himself, to deals, to … Continue reading

Media Intelligence: Headlines Articles

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,801961,00.html http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,801982,00.html http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,800815,00.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/07/egypt-military-final-say-constitution http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2071413/Clegg-steps-lobbying-reforms-fears-conflict-wifes-work.html http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/7/terrorists-said-to-be-infiltrating-military/ http://rt.com/news/occupy-london-police-terrorists-149/ http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007276477 http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/12/big-tech-bingo-a-visual-guide-to-the-war-for-web-domination/249609/ http://www.economist.com/node/21541058 http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2011/12/deadly-embraces-steve-coll.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/08/vladimir-putin-hillary-clinton-russia http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/08/us-russia-idUSTRE7B610S20111208 http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/08/goldman-sachs-whistleblower-threatened-sack http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/08/us-shellgames-spargo-idUSTRE7B71AK20111208 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/08/us-algeria-islamists-idUSTRE7B70O620111208 http://rt.com/usa/news/iran-drone-plane-craft-385/ http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Salary-post-reflect-symbolic-importance-say/story-14091228-detail/story.html http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007276581 http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,802317,00.html http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/12/preventive-priorities-survey-what-threats-will-america-face-in-2012/249671/ http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2011/12/from-gary-powers-to-the-drone-war.html http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/09/us-usa-trade-wto-idUSTRE7B80EB20111209 http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/dec/09/nhs-lottery-survey-uk-disparities http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3253876.ece http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/as-the-world-watches-brussels-cameron-finally-recalls-murdoch-meeting-6275135.html http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-bankers-are-the-dictators-of-the-west-6275084.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072268/Creator-Yes-Minister-launches-blistering-attack-bias-ridden-BBC.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nicolas-sarkozy/8946443/Did-Nicolas-Sarkozy-snub-David-Camerons-handshake-at-EU-treaty-summit.html http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203501304577088051974240044.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_hpp_MIDDLETopNews http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/09/us-iran-usa-idUSTRE7B826I20111209 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/12/09/goodbye-to-the-myth-of-irans-mad-mullahs/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/07/us-iraq-withdrawal-falluja-idUSTRE7B611P20111207 http://observers.france24.com/node/452374 http://www.france24.com/en/20111209-reporters-uk-public-services-for-sale-united-kingdom-economic-crisis-newcastle-unemployment-protests-pensions-cameron http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,802728,00.html http://www.economist.com/node/21541404 http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/10/cairo-as-islamist-political-parties-dominate-elect/ http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9007276899 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/11/us-eurozone-britain-idUSTRE7BA0BD20111211 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/11/us-usa-economy-jobless-idUSTRE7BA0BG20111211 http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/11/us-france-syria-lebanon-idUSTRE7BA0MV20111211


I. From the New Yorker: Iran and I.A.E.A November 18, 2011 Iran and the I.A.E.A. Posted by Seymour M. Hersh The first question in last Saturday night’s Republican debate on foreign policy dealt with Iran, and a newly published report by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The report, which raised renewed concern about the “possible … Continue reading

Check Out These Headlines (Stimulating Readings)

For example, New Yorker has an excellent piece on ”the annals of psychology: the Social Animal”, and then watch undercover journalist exposing the British Lobbying ”dark arts” (to quote) and the great ‘revolving-doors”, with influences even to the prime minister; and do not miss Washington Time/Post on ”surveillance”, new piece; Atlantic, reiterating what I was … Continue reading

Iran@War; Last Bastion of Privacy Falls; and Many others Top Headlines!

So the West is at, Cold, War with Iran; first it was the covert ops on the nuclear site, then Syria attempts, border clashes along Iraq and Afghan-Western borders; then the open ‘agitation’ by the British, US and the French Ambassadors in the Syrian and Iranian affairs; and more recent, the Embassy-assaults (even Bahrain), the … Continue reading