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America First Means Iran Is An Ally Against ISIS Terror

America First Means Iran Is An Ally Against ISIS Terror

[Picture via  Iran: Art & Architecture of Persia] How do interpret President Trump’s recent warnings to Iran and the the imposition of tighter sanctions?   Those on the Left who opposed Trump from the very beginning but who supported Hillary may finally speak... read more
Photos from Havana – Sep. 2016

Photos from Havana – Sep. 2016

Just returned from another trip to Havana where I stayed with long-time friends.  The economy was more difficult but so was the determination of the people to find joy in the little things.  Havana is exceptionally safe. I don’t recall seeing in American cities... read more
Back in Athens: History takes place in Greece first.

Back in Athens: History takes place in Greece first.

Acropolis in a rainy day. All photos by Joshua Tartakovsky (C) All Rights Reserved 2016. I am back in Athens after a long absence. The weather is still warm for a winter, the water – offered freely every time one sits down for a coffee, fresh and cold. The... read more
Is the Kremlin Turning Against the Russian People?

Is the Kremlin Turning Against the Russian People?

[Picture credit: Wilson Center] Fred Weir is a journalist writing for the Christian Science Monitor in Moscow. He is hardly a Russia-basher. In fact, he often presents nuanced perspectives in his article and explains Russia as it is, with its positives and negatives... read more