1:40 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Hamlet now resides in the White House, say observers with humor. In the Oval Office, he walks in slow circles, a hand propping his chin, reciting: “To act or not to act, that is the question…” To act or not to act — in Syria, in Ukraine, in the South China Sea. In Syria, the […]
12:05 am September 15, 2014 | No Comment
That, I think, is essentially another way of stating Obama’s strategy; it’s a Cold War strategy, one that will settle for a stalemate in case the enemy is too strong for the proxies to defeat. In this case, the enemy is the Islamic State and the proxies are the Syrian rebels, the Kurds, the Shi-as and the Sunni tribes that won’t accept the Islamic State.
12:40 am September 1, 2014 | 3 Comments
At the opening session of the Bali Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations last week, both President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa paid tribute to the late Indonesian diplomat-statesman Ali Alatas.