Does Israel control US foreign policy?

Does Israel determine US foreign policy or does Israel simply have inordinate influence in comparison with any other US allies in the world? There are those who argue that from the presidential election of 1948 when Truman ran knowing he needed the votes and the money of Jewish voters until the Obama administration, which is [...]

Gambia: Ex Police Chief Slam with Life imprisonment on robbery charges

Former Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie was last Friday found guilty on robbery-related offences by the Special Criminal Court, which convicted and sentenced him to life imprisonment. He was found guilty of seven out of 12 charges filed against him by the state prosecutors in May 2010, after his arrest in March of the [...]

China’s ethnic problem: Pandora’s Box or Powder Keg?

In recent days there has been renewed violence in the troubled northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang only two weeks after Chinese security forces killed 18 people following a riot in which hostages were taken. The riot in the town of Hotan on July 18th took place almost two years after the region was engulfed in [...]

Mexican Politics: Campaign puts Mexico teachers union leader back in spotlight

Campaign puts Mexico teachers union leader back in spotlight – “The most powerful woman in Mexico carries $5,000 Hermes purses and can make or break a presidency. She’s head of the nation’s principal teachers union, the largest syndicate in Latin America, and once gave Hummers as gifts to loyal teachers. Blog this! Bookmark on [...]

Mexico blog editorial: The delusion of power

Buried underneath last week’s hysterical news about the continuing, politically manufactured “debt ceiling crisis,” was an article from a non-U.S. press agency, the French Press Agency, entitled “US unveils sanctions against global organized crime,” It detailed how President Obama had signed an executive order imposing financial and other sanctions on a group of foreign criminal [...]

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