Biden’s foreign policy, a big question mark

Listening to President Biden’s inaugural speech, not many have noticed an important fact, that in that speech he made scant reference to the foreign policy of the United States under his stewardship. Understandingly, Joseph Biden is fundamentally concerned with the urgent task of regenerating American democracy after a period of obscurantism and hostility toward the…

Merkel is right about helping immigrants

The most significant statement uttered by a European leader after the latest jihadist slaughter of innocent civilians in a Berlin Christmas market was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel when she said: “We will continue to support those persons who are asking to integrate in our country.” It takes courage to overcome the strong emotions…

Friends Can Cause Many Pains

here is a proverb in old Europe that goes something like this: may God protect me from my friends so I can fend off my enemies. One has to look at many situations in the world to acknowledge that friends and allies of the United States can create problems that are larger than those posed…