Category Archives: International Relations

Book Review: The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The 1948 War

The Arab-Israeli Conflict:  The 1948 War, by Efraim Karsh Admittedly, although Israel’s history is definitely something of great personal interest to me, I do not consider myself to be particularly knowledgeable when it comes to the 1948 war that preceded … Continue reading

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On The Many Faces Of A Stranger

There are many ways in which I have encountered the stranger.  From childhood, one of my favorite musicians has been Billy Joel [1], and one of his notable songs from the 1970’s was “The Stranger.”  It is probably not coincidental … Continue reading

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Because That’s What Sovereign Nations Do

Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready for Bible Study and preparing to leave home early, I was doing some reading and one of the articles I received happened to involve the vote by the Kosovo legislature to establish a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cold Front

Cold Front:  Conflict Ahead In Arctic Waters, by David Fairhall It would be fair to say that the author is at least a bit too concerned about global warming, because even he recognizes that it is unlikely to be an … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holman Bible Atlas

Holman Bible Atlas:  A Complete Guide To The Expansive Geography Of Biblical History, by Thomas Brisco I enjoyed reading this book a great deal.  Being generally fond of historical geography, especially related to scripture [1], I have had this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Middle East, by Martin Sieff I have some serious mixed feelings about this book.  On the one hand, it is clear that this author believes himself to be a very intelligent person (and I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800

Africa And Africans In The Making Of The Atlantic World, 1400-1800, by John Thornton This book is an example of some of the tensions that are inherent within revisionist history.  This book is an able if somewhat highly technical and … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Recovering From Cyclone Sagar

Growing up as a young person in Central Florida, tropical weather was something that I and those around me paid attention to regularly.  In my own life and personal experience hurricanes have had an effect on my life and have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eyes Of Africa

Eyes Of Africa:  In The Eyes Of Africa, by Victorine D. Ngangu [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Although this book was printed in the United States, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like Hidden Fire

Like Hidden Fire:  The Plot To Bring Down The British Empire, by Peter Hopkirk Although this is the first time I have read one of the author’s books, I should note that he is a well-regarded historian with expertise in … Continue reading

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