Center for Strategic Communication

The Shoehorn — two into one won’t go

[ by Charles Cameron — these things are multi-factorial, and can’t truthfully be shoehorned to fit two categories — “terrorist” or “deranged” — as realtors might say, it’s nuance, nuance, nuance ] . Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt have an interesting piece in the NYT...

Political science: 1787 edition

John Francis Mercer Politics is the division of power. Or so it is axiomatic for me. Politics is also a market in violence-backed assets, with tribute, resource flows captured and secured by violence (or the threat thereof) being the most prized. Most political...

John Quincy Adams on Gaza

[redacted with extreme prejudice by Lynn C. Rees] Our relations with Spain the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) remain nearly in the state in which they were at the close of the last session. The convention of 1802 Oslo Accords of 1991 and 1995, providing for the...

Non-dual Islam and Iraq

[ by Charles Cameron — a tale of Sunni, Shia and Sushi ] . ** It’s a remarkable image, with viral potential to be sure, but there’s a practical side to it too — I found it at the head of an IQNA (ie Iranian) article from February, titled Karbala’s Shiites...