Diplomacy and foreign affairs. How government decision-making takes place. Interactions of the White House, State Dept., Pentagon, Congress and CIA in formulating policy. How governments deal with each other. Area expertise includes Afghanistan, Indochina, Europe, Cuba. Served in Guantanamo. Currently a member of the Diplomatic Readiness Reserve and Standby Response Corps.
23-years as a diplomat with the U.S. State Dept. Previously at the Defense Dept. Prior to joining government, worked as a journalist with major news organizations.
CBS-News, UPI; various newspapers. Published novelist: PERMANENT INTERESTS and CHASM. www.lulu.com/JamesBruno
M.A. - U.S. Naval War College
M.A. - Columbia Univ.
B.A. - George Washington Univ.
Various in government.
Eleanor: It puts Russia on the spot. It focuses world attention on that country's barbarous actions in Syria, resulting in the indiscriminate deaths of hundreds of civilians, which is an act, in international
Nathan: There's no secret trick or savantism involved. Being conversant in a wide range of subjects really devolves from being a voracious consumer of information across many fields over a span of years
Please see the following excellent, detailed primary source papers on this subject: http://elibrary.worldbank.org/doi/pdf/10.1596/1813-9450-4460 http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/pop_challenges/Population_Challeng
It is very difficult to predict what will happen in any country's political situation -- but especially Pakistan's. To answer your question in general terms, for a political system to be effective, there
Countries with overpowering militaries tend to lack the strong political and civil society institutions required to underpin a stable and functioning democratic system. I see this in Pakistan. The army