Peace and a new beginning are not on the horizon

Make no mistake: the war everyone fears is already here Below is a column I authored for the Canada Free Press. It aims to deconstruct the growing belief that the Iranian Government can be a partner in the fight against terror or a trustworthy signatory to a nuclear deal. These are critical times…so please share … More Peace and a new beginning are not on the horizon

Record marijuana haul taken down at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing

Having just returned from Tijuana last week (and many times before that), I will say it’s always thought-provoking to see the traffic congestion slowly moving past the border checkpoints, wondering what illicit cargo some of the travelers might be carrying and what tactic they’ve used to conceal it. This guy and his associates, however, seem … More Record marijuana haul taken down at San Diego-Tijuana border crossing

A death in Buenos Aires will not rewrite the past

Somewhere between tales of deflated footballs, movie fury and the United States facing one foreign policy headache after another is the fate that befell Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman on January 18. Far flung from the power vacuum gripping the Middle East but tirelessly working on a piece of the puzzle behind it, Nisman was in the … More A death in Buenos Aires will not rewrite the past

Mapping out who controls what in the disintegrating Middle East

Below are some (mostly) reliable interactive maps drafted by a Wikipedia network that show the current situations in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen – four countries once caught up in the “Arab Spring” revolutions that are now wracked by factional warfare with no end in sight anytime soon. I’ve included a brief description and a … More Mapping out who controls what in the disintegrating Middle East