US Presidential Elections: Dog & Pony Show, or, A One-Man-Owned Cock Fight

You Only Get to place your Bet while the Cock-Owners Take it All I was overseas during the most intense stage of the 2008 US Presidential Election; thankfully. However, I was not completely spared from this ludicrous ‘politics the American way’ even outside the country- think CNN international, think Wall Street international edition … basically […]

Friends-Enemies-Both? Our Foreign Policy Riddle

The Three-Decade US-Mujahideen Partnership Still Going Strong In the last few weeks I’ve been reading and talking about the latest developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus. I am planning to post a few updates on the status of the score board in this region (pipeline rivalries, military base ‘erection’ scores- and what-not). Meanwhile, as […]