Oct. 13, 2017 I honestly think Mr. Shapiro’s article is totally biased in favor of the secessionist movement in Catalonia. I can admit that there is a political conflict that has not been resolved, but the article overtly omits the thousands of Catalans who feel part of Spain. Besides, the Spanish Constitution, as well as […]
Oct. 6, 2017 Another point to note is that most likely, but in no way certain, many of the artillery crews lack training and the artillery pieces and support equipment are in disrepair and not serviceable. Of course, there’s no way of knowing till the shooting starts. On the other hand, perhaps planners already know […]
Sept. 22, 2017 First of all, thank you for yet another great article. In your penultimate paragraph you write, “Moreover, UMNO’s ethnic Malay majority is deeply suspicious of Malaysia’s own politically and economically powerful ethnic Chinese population, making Chinese investment a potential political liability as much as an asset.” May I suggest that the problem […]
Sept. 15, 2017 One question: What would happen if the U.S. armed South Korea and Japan with nuclear weapons and let them sort it out between themselves? Response from Jacob L. Shapiro Honestly, Davor, not much. South Korea and Japan could achieve nukes if they wanted to; they are advanced industrial economies. But they don’t […]
Sept. 15, 2017 I believe your commentary is flawed. You’re framing the discourse in a way that ignores the vital context that surrounded and preceded the attack – almost inserting 9/11 into a vacuum. The unspoken suggestion is 9/11 was a random act of chaos that just simply happened and led to the wars […]
Sept. 8, 2017 North Korea says that the purpose of its nuclear program is simply to assure its survival. Clearly, that’s nonsense. In fact, its nuclear program is currently imperiling its survival. In my view, the immediate, and ultimate, purpose of its nuclear program is to create leverage to force a place at the table […]
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