The death of Osama bin Laden, while a geostrategic event of real importance, is also a prime example of how three principles from quantum physics might explain the reality and the potential of such occurrences in the context of international affairs...
TO the Qaeda members I interrogated at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere in the aftermath of 9/11, Osama bin Laden was never just the founder and leader of the group, but also an idea. He embodied the belief that their version of Islam was correct, that terrorism was the right weapon, and that they would ultimately be victorious. Bin Laden's death on Sunday did not kill that idea, but did deal it a mortal blow...
According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President.
Moammar Gadhafi, Charles Taylor and how to avoid more bloodbaths as despots near their downfall. Moammar Gadhafi is so far making good on his promise to cling to power until "the last drop of blood is spilled" in Libya. That vow, and its gory delivery, can be traced back to a decision forced upon Nigeria five years ago by the U.S. and the international community. Understanding that mistake, which was based on an assumption of what justice entails, is crucial to avoiding more bloodbaths...
Tunisia and Egypt have fallen, Libya is tottering, Jordan, Algeria, and Bahrain are shaking, Iraq is simmering, the Saudis and Moroccans are shivering, Lebanon is Lebanon, Iran and Syria are smiling (nervously), and Western leaders are scratching their heads, unsure what is next. But who will be toppled, shaken, or just stirred, is not pot luck. By examining the nature of the regimes, we can better predict the leaders’ fate. Simply put, it’s the difference between dictators and despots...