‘The Dictator’ Dictates More than just Laughs

The infamous actor, writer and comedic genius Sacha Baron Cohen is not known for being politically correct, or even politically sensitive, but one cannot deny: he is politically savvy. Although his latest film, The Dictator, is a culturally off at times, it also touches upon current events and ideas that one just doesn’t get in … More ‘The Dictator’ Dictates More than just Laughs

The ‘What-ifs?’ of the Middle East

There are a lot of ‘what-ifs’ bouncing around the Middle East at the moment: speculation and hypothesis are rampant, but even these are subject to constant change and modification. Witness Syria, which renegged on it’s ‘peace plan:’ civilians continue to die each day. Or consider the Muslim Brotherhood, which has officially thrown it’s hat into … More The ‘What-ifs?’ of the Middle East

A Circle Has No Beginning in MidEast Politics

“Calm will be reciprocated with calm, fire will be reciprocated by fire,” commented IDF Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz. The idea of reciprocation–otherwise known as that ages-old “eye for an eye” rule that was established in ancient Babylonia-remains a popular concept in the Middle East, no matter one’s religion. Lt. General … More A Circle Has No Beginning in MidEast Politics