Category Archives: United Nations

With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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Coping With Environmental Change

It seems to me…. “Climate change is the environmental challenge of this generation, and it is imperative that we act before it’s too late.” ~ John Delaney[1]. The old adage that “everyone” talks about the weather but no one does … Continue reading

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Increased Immigration Is A Necessity

It seems to me…. “Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.” ~ Dave Reichert[1]. Nearly 14 percent of the U.S. population in 2017, more than 44 million people, were born in another country[2]. … Continue reading

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Our Erroneous China Policy

It seems to me…. “So in terms of the global economic footprint, let’s just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world’s largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint … Continue reading

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Sources Of Greenhouse Gases

It seems to me…. “A more robust approach to global warming is needed if we are to avoid catastrophe. Unlike the recent financial crisis, there is no bailout option for the earth’s climate.” ~ Jose Angel Gurria[1]. A global warming … Continue reading

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Worsening Economic Inequality

It seems to me…. “We need to start talking about inequality again; we need to start talking about the inequities and unfairnesses and the injustices of an excessively divided society, divided by wealth, by opportunity, by outcome, by assets and … Continue reading

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The Immorality of Family Separation

It seems to me…. “I think a lot of Americans forget that they are not originally from here, that somebody in their past was a refugee.” ~ Milana Vayntrub[1]. It can be difficult to convince people that a policy is … Continue reading

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