As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been swamped with work today, so I have decided to just take the day off from blogging. Don’t worry, here is video about women and Islam.
Daily Archives: October 21, 2010
I have some minor things that I have to attend to this morning, so I will probably post this afternoon, unless my schedule gets hectic.
Top Global Issues:
Inter-Party Reconciliation Recommended For The Palestinians
Maternity Leave Bill Passed By EU Parliament
Continued Violent Protests Over French Pension Reform Bill
Iran Doubles Amount Of Enriched Uranium
Pakistan To Receive More Military Aid From U.S. Despite Concerns
South Korea To Support Six Party Talks With North Korea If Demands Are Met
Spain’s Cabinet Reshuffle
U.S.’s $60 Billion Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia
Figures of Note:
Opinions of Note:
Evan A. Feigenbaum on why a trade war with China is unlikely
Thomas Friedman on how Israel is the U.S.’s spoiled child
My First Thought: Be Tough
I agree with Friedman’s op-ed on how the U.S. should handle Israel. The U.S. must Israel that they have to get serious about peace talks or the U.S. will not be serious about it. For that matter, the U.S. should do the same thing China on its currency and climate and with Iran and North Korea on nuclear weapons. The U.S. likes to just talk about getting tough, but then not actually act when duty calls to take action against those that stand in the way. This is partly because the U.S. is afraid of losing allies, but I think that if the U.S. had the cajones to stay tough on these problems, they would be very much respected. Foreign policy is about making friends and not letting your enemies win, but it is also about talking the talk and walking the walk. Now, I am not saying that the U.S. should use military force against these nations or anything that radical, but with its statements the U.S. can show that it is really meaning business because in the international community words are currency and currency is political capital.
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