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Halifax International Security: self-promoting interests

Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 11:58 am | Jim Miles

I did not catch as much of this forum as I would have liked, but if what I saw was indicative of the whole affair, then it was mainly a self-promoting affair concentrating on aligning thoughts on Syria, Libya, and Iran. While attempting to do this, what ... More >>

Non-violence does not have to be passive

Tuesday, 22 November 2011, 1:03 pm | Jim Miles

I have just watched the video of the University of California students at Davis against the heavily armed police that is becoming prominent on many internet sites and I am reminded, among others, of the non-violent responses of the Palestinians to their ... More >>

Jim Miles Book Review: The Longest War, by Peter L. Bergen

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 10:26 am | Jim Miles

Writing history is a matter of placing points in time as bookends or markers for significant events that have occurred around the world. Generally this is done by the winners of the particular struggles that create the events of history in order ... More >>

Moral Bankruptcy: will U.S. veto Palestine?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 3:44 pm | Jim Miles

This week at the UN - if the U.S. push to disable the process does not succeed - a vote will be taken on Palestinian statehood. The U.S. has already stated that it will veto any vote that supports Palestinian statehood. So why take the vote if that ... More >>

Book Review - Refusing to be Enemies

Friday, 12 August 2011, 5:27 pm | Jim Miles

Israel has always indicated that there is no partner for peace in its relationships with the Palestinian people. Refusing to be Enemies refutes that idea solidly through its investigation into the non-violent resistance movement taking place in Palestine ... More >>

Review - Fast Times in Palestine - Pam Olson

Friday, 29 July 2011, 12:14 pm | Jim Miles

What can I say about such a well written book that has not already been said: well crafted, thought provoking, illuminating, enlightening, informative….most importantly Fast Times in Palestine highlights the essential humanity of Palestinians and their ... More >>

U.S. Veto: Speaking With Forked-tongue.

Monday, 21 February 2011, 9:43 am | Jim Miles

It is common within early U.S. history to describe the communications from the white settlers to the indigenous population as being done with a “forked tongue,” as described clearly by Wikipedia: More >>

Gaza in Crisis - Review

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 12:28 pm | Jim Miles

Gaza in Crisis - Reflections on Israel’s War Against the Palestinians. Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe. Haymarket Books, Chicago, 2010. When two of the most informed academics in the world collaborate on a project, the reader expects to have clear information ... More >>

Gaza in Crisis - Reflections on Israel’s War

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 10:23 am | Jim Miles

When two of the most informed academics in the world collaborate on a project, the reader expects to have clear information and insights into the topic at hand. Chomsky and Pappe provide just that with their new short work “Gaza in Crisis.” Focussed ... More >>

Jim Miles: Obama in Egypt

Monday, 7 February 2011, 12:15 pm | Jim Miles

The situation in Egypt remains highly unsettled and the eventual outcome is still an unknown, but two things are clear: first that Obama is a failure, in spite of all his record of fine sounding rhetoric; and secondly, the empire struggles on, ... More >>

The empire struggles on…Obama fails

Friday, 4 February 2011, 8:18 pm | Jim Miles

The situation in Egypt remains highly unsettled and the eventual outcome is still an unknown, but two things are clear: first that Obama is a failure, in spite of all his record of fine sounding rhetoric; and secondly, the empire struggles on, ... More >>

On “political dialogue” and “principles”

Sunday, 30 January 2011, 2:27 pm | Jim Miles

I have just finished watching an interview from al-Jazeera with former U.S. diplomat to Egypt, Frank Wisner. My gut reaction was anger at the culpability of the U.S. government, not only within Egypt but in all areas of the Middle East and generally ... More >>

Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay recognize Palestine

Friday, 24 December 2010, 11:18 am | Jim Miles

A curious turn of events is taking shape in Latin America, one that demonstrates at least two levels of international change. The leaders of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have stated their recognition of a Palestinian state within the ‘green ... More >>

Foreign Affairs - Remaking the Middle East

Monday, 15 November 2010, 11:00 am | Jim Miles

The title from this issue of Foreign Affairs struck me as rather odd, in particular the subtitle “New Challenges Call for New Policies. Are the U.S. and Israel Ready to Change Course?” (September/October 2010) The U.S. has been trying to remake ... More >>

Canada stands by Israel...

Saturday, 13 November 2010, 1:46 pm | Jim Miles

A couple weeks after being rejected by the General Assembly for a position on the Security Council, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper has expressed his sour grapes at the rejection stating that Canada will not “pretend” to be an “honest ... More >>

Book Review: Chosen People's - America & Israel

Friday, 29 October 2010, 3:13 pm | Jim Miles

A work on studying chosen peoples needs to be approached with some kind of trepidation when one knows that they themselves are not chosen. If for nothing else, it is impossible to rationally argue against faith in biblical ‘chosenness.’ However, if one accepts ... More >>

Book Review: Empire for Liberty

Sunday, 17 October 2010, 7:27 pm | Jim Miles

History takes on an interesting life when written as well as Richard Immerman’s new book “ Empire for Liberty, ” with the lengthy subtitle “ A History of American Imperialism From Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz. ” Immerman’s work ranges, ... More >>

Jim Miles: Book Review – Washington Rules

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 9:54 pm | Jim Miles

Andrew Bacevich has written another authoritative and well written book examining the U.S. military and its influence on the United States. His writing, as with his earlier works, is provocative, challenging, well researched, informative, and logically ... More >>

Towards a New Public Diplomacy – Book Review

Thursday, 9 September 2010, 1:31 pm | Jim Miles

This collection of essays could be summed up in one word: image. Other words used throughout the text range from the more benign terms of “perception” and “communication tactics” through to the harder terms of “propaganda,” the military “strategic ... More >>

Book Review: Palestine Betrayed by Efraim Karsh

Sunday, 29 August 2010, 9:35 pm | Jim Miles

Was Palestine betrayed? Of course it was, by the British, the United States, France, the League of Nations, the United Nations, the remnants of the Ottoman empire, all of the regional Arab countries, and by certain elites and powerful of Palestine itself. ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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