Obama Needs Assad to Defeat ISIS

Mr. Assad, this is President Obama speaking, we need to talk; a very simple script that could be the difference between defeating ISIS or continuing on without much success. It is rather ironic that amid airstrikes that have been raining on ISIS troops, they continue to advance towards Baghdad, seizing towns along the way. The…

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What about ISIS?

No one can possibly take any pleasure watching the barbaric act of another individual beheaded live across the internet. Be it perpetrated by ISIS’ leader in the Middle East or the drug lord in Latin America. As a society, we have moved beyond using those methods to kill an individual or torture his family emotionally.…

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The Ukraine Crisis Requires Real Diplomacy

Ukraine is at an impasse. Nothing but diplomacy, real diplomacy that is, can help it cross that bridge. Sanctions, threat of sanction, flexing of muscles, tough talk do much to exacerbate the situation, and the US government believes those are tools of diplomacy. Just a few weeks after the residents of Crimea, Ukraine voted to…

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