Edward N. Luttwak
Architect of an original international relations theory asserting the supremacy of geo-economy over geopolitics, Edward N. Luttwak is a member of the National Security Study Group at the U.S. Defense Department. He is also a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
On Wednesday, reports surfaced of a mass chemical-weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs that human rights activists claim killed hundreds of civilians, bringing Syria’s continuing civil war back onto the White House’s foreign policy radar, even as the crisis in Egypt worsens.
But the Obama administration should resist the temptation to intervene more forcefully in Syria’s civil war. A victory by either side would be equally undesirable for the United States.
At this point, a prolonged (...)
Mahmud Ahmadineyad - winner of the Iran presidential elections version - has been deceitfully presented as an ultraconservative. Actually, he is a fundamentalist, xenophobe and populist who thinks that Iran has become too tolerant regarding sex, and too moderate in foreign policy. He drove a campaign promising a salary increase and a price reduction, which was backed by the most extremist fundamentalists obsessed with Puritanism and xenophobia.
Ahmadineyad was a founder of the student (...)