Archive for March, 2007

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Well I would just like to wish all those who read this blog a happy St. Patrick’s day. Like most American holidays, St. Patrick’s day originated as a religious holy day. It marked the end of Lent, lifting the prohibition on eating meat. It was traditionally celebrated by eating bacon and cabbage (not corned beef) […]

The Iranian/Russion fusion

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Today’s press release by Russia regarding its cooperative effort with Iran to develop nuclear capabilities raises some interesting questions about Iran’s motives. For the last couple of years, Iran has insisted that it is trying to develop nuclear technologies for peaceful applications rather than a military arsenal. In many respects, I have commended their efforts […]

Cut-And-Run…perhaps our only option.

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

Hard and soft power are the two main ways to coerce international agreement. On the one hand, hard power is immediate, and forces one party into submission by the other’s (usually military) dominance. It was this kind of tactic that the Bush administration used when it declared that the mission was accomplished in Iraq. However, […]