The defeat was first and foremost personal to barak and a punishment for his betrayal of those that voted him into office. it was also meant to be a punishment of sorts by centrists and Labor supporters to the palestinians
Political Discussion: Egypt, Israel Elections, Bush Inauguration; Iraq. Quick Comment: American “Funny” Money. 20 January 2001
Egypt has shifted to a more cooperative mode viz. the United States after Mubarak learned the tough way that you can’t play both ends of the game and win (see 23 October report). The anti-West crowd aimed its guns at
There appears to be a growing retro-trend in the world that the rule of countries is best kept within families. Besides Bush, note Syria’s Assad; Jordan’s Hussein; Egypt’s Mubarak; Morocco’s Hassan; Libya’s Khaddafi (to his daughter); Congo; Iraq; North Korea;
Markets: Early jumpstart in January due to relief that Y2K went OK and in anticipation of a good first quarter with sales of pent-up demand goods such as PC’s; markets will head south late January in anticipation of a fed
Historically, bad news comes to light after elections. There are few stories and events waiting to surface that could have a material effect on world markets and the general mood. 1. Banks are heavily lent to telecom companies, whose shares
Global Thoughts 25 October 2000 Election Eve United States; Markets; Genetics; Serbia; Middle East Christian Demographics; North Korea. Above daily issues toward long term trends in 6 areas. This article runs 2 pages
1. Elections…Too close to call. Gore has not managed to convince Americans via the debates that Bush is a moron who has no business being president. Just as much as Bashar Assad has the basis for being president of Syria.
This writing deals only with reports and views on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The trip journal will deal with the domestic situations in the various countries that I visited (11 of them on this trip). That journal will be published October
Current Situation Bulletin 30 July 2000 SUMMARY: Too many people are declaring the peace process is dead and they may well eat their words. Signs from the Arab world show that progress is being made despite lousy summit management on the part of Clinton a
I don’t think that even Barak and Arafat know what will happen 4 weeks from now, but we have learned some things from recent events and from history. Also, there have been enough leaks by now to get a pretty
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