Archive for July 26th, 2012
1979 was a watershed for US-Iranian relations. Thereafter, a politics of identity has shaped relations, obstructing normalisation efforts.
Great power responsibility to protect is actually bolstered when effective enforcement is unilaterally implemented despite divisions among major states.
After partition, many local and familial loyalties remained but for most, and particularly for the East Bengali refugees, lives and loyalties were changed irrevocably
Those wishing to understand the limitations of American power and how difficult the foreign policy-making process will be in an age of austerity should consult this first draft of history.