Archive | February, 2012

Kofi Anan the wrong guy for Syria

24 Feb

Read Elusive Peace http://elusivepeace.com to see why I think Kofi Anan is the wrong choice for the UN envoy to Syria. He simply lacks the deep skills of a professional mediator. Contrary to this article, he did not solve any long term problems in Kenya and, in fact, made things worse.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9103790/Kofi-Annan-is-he-the-right-trouble-shooter-for-Syria.html

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Kofi Anan is not the right guy for Syria. Big mistake by the UN

24 Feb

Kofi Anan the wrong guy for Syria

24 Feb

The Doug Noll Radio Show Tonight

2 Feb

The Doug Noll Radio Show Tonight

2 Feb

The Middle East continues to froth. The situation in Syria is deteriorating as rebels continue to fight against the al-Assad regime. The Bedouin tribes in Libya are not playing well together now that Ghaddaffi is gone and the potential for a civil war is looming. The military still pulls the power strings in Egypt so the Iran remains in the news with continuing threats, counter-threats, sanctions, nuclear inspections, and secret talks. In the midst of all of this sits Israel with longstanding issues with the Palestinians unresolved.
My guest on this edition of The Doug Noll Show is Dr. Josef Olmert. Dr. Josef Olmert offers a rare combination of talents: a top Middle East scholar, former peace negotiator, political insider, published journalist and author, as well as a seasoned public speaker. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at USC-University of South Carolina.
As Director of the Government Press Office and Advisor to then-Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir during the first G
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