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By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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The Canal through Nowhere

The Arabian Peninsula has a lot of sand, especially in the famous “Empty Quarter.” So now a project has been envisioned that would cut a canal for 950 kilometers through the sand dunes from near Qatar in the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Trump the Tramp and Trash Talk

There is no doubt that militarily and economically the United States of America is the strongest country in the world. One would think, and hope, that someone seeking to be president of the USA would be someone More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
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The Refugee Crisis and Orientalism

There was a time when the “Orient” was an exotic land that fueled the imagination of Christian pilgrims, swashbuckling travelers and steamboat tourists. Mark Twain satirized the tourists in his classic 19th More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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As Sana’a becomes Aleppo

Thus far the Saudi-led proxy war against the Houthi/Salih coalition in Yemen has mainly been continual and often indiscriminate bombing from the air. Although a minor force entered at the port of Aden and was able More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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Kung Salman reser till Washington

När den nyligen tillträdda kungen av Saudiarabien reser så får det Donald Trump att se ut som en hemlös man från 1800-talet. Tidigare i somras skapade miljardärkungen rabalder på Franska Rivieran då hans More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, September 5th, 2015
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Salman Fishing in Washington

When the recently installed monarch of Saudi Arabia travels, it makes Donald Trump look like a homeless man in the old Bowery. Earlier this summer the billionaire king created a scene on the Riviera, when his bikini-less More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
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Terrorism at the University

The keystone to meaningful education has always been and always will be based on academic freedom. If professors and students are deprived of the opportunity to think critically, it is a victory only for authoritarian More...