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Dan Lieberman is the editor of Alternative Insight, a monthly web based newsletter. His website articles have been read in more than 150 nations, while articles written for other websites have appeared in online journals throughout the world(B 92, Al Jazeera, Gulf News, Times of India, The Hindu, Indymedia, Occupation Magazine, Pravda, Scoop, Emirates Tribune, Gulf times, Khaleej Times, Al-ahram weekly, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Middle East online, Global Comment, Daily news-EU, Dissident Voice, and many others) and include translations into French, German and Spanish.
Articles have served as teaching resources in several universities, including Howard, Stanford , Northwestern Law School, Emerson College, U. of Texas. References and excerpts have appeared in multitudes of academic and conference papers. Several articles have become Internet classics, each attracting about ten thousand readers annually, even ten years after publication (Origins of Soviet/Afghan War, Origins of Korean War, Health as a Socio-economic Problem, Failures of US Foreign Policies, Reparations for Afro-Americans.)
He is author of the book A Third Party Can Succeed in America and a Kindle: The Artistry of a Dog.
Muammar Al Gaddafi Meets his own Rebels
Gaddafi saw himself soaring above others, but never actually left his extravagant tent. Examination of counterproductive and destructive foreign policies indicates U.S. leaders also see themselves as wandering far, but their minds rarely leave the white columned mansion.
Sunday, February 21, 2010(3 comments)
U.S. Middle East Policy - A Road to Disaster
From Vietnam to Angola to Nicaragua, Somalia and on to Iraq and Afghanistan, United States foreign policies degraded into military interventions and proved counterproductive -" accomplishing the very results the policies were formulated to prevent.
Sunday, April 17, 2011(1 comments)
Gadhafi faces the West - The other side of the coin
None of the mayhem created by Gadhafi can be pardoned. Nevertheless, if the U.S. and European nations also recognized the horrors they have inflicted upon a helpless world, they would have a better case. Duality is also a psychological phenomenon.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011(1 comments)
The New Sicarii
In ancient times, their efforts contributed to the destruction of Jerusalem and its Jewish population. Now they could destroy the entire Middle East and world Jewry. What else could make them happier?
Monday, December 1, 2008(1 comments)
Stimulating the U.S. Government to Bankruptcy
Secretary Paulson's contradictory and not easily decipherable plans are doomed to either provoke a huge depression or bankrupt the US treasury. President elect Barack Obama's proposals for stimulating the economy by massive government investments in infrastructure and job creation also leads to huge government deficits, but promises to increase the tax base and tax revenue so that deficits don't regenerate.
How to Create an Economic Downfall
The U.S. Congress, conventional economics, and conventional media have misinterpreted the deficit crisis. It's not a crisis due to government mismanagement. It's a crisis due to private mismanagement and a failure to recognize that the economic system runs on debt and needs a much-needed overhaul.
Thursday, January 20, 2011(1 comments)
The Tax Deception - Do reducing taxes help the economy?
Obama's deficit spending halted the bleeding. What must the administration do to create jobs and diminish unemployment? Debatable. Add to the debate an analysis that unproven shibboleths, such as maintaining low taxes, confuse the issue and are counterproductive.
A National Summit: All About Israel
Public discussion, which has diminished in recent years, on the Palestinian/Israeli crisis received a powerful impetus with The National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel Special Relationship, March 7 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Misshaping the Middle East
Eight years after the US invasion of Iraq , daily bombings and mayhem in Iraq still occur. The Iraqis cannot have peace. The similarity between the two military adventures, especially the concentration on the disposable of one person to resolve the nation's situation, forecasts a similar unfolding of events. Due to NATO, the Libyan people can expect years of havoc.
Sunday, April 11, 2010(2 comments)
The Strange Love Affair of the U.S. and AIPAC
Why and for what reason do government officials cater to AIPAC? Don't they know AIPAC's inglorious history and its one-sided purpose? Actually, government officials have many reasons to distance themselves from AIPAC and no reasons to associate themselves with an organization whose thrust depends upon spurious reasoning and outrageous statements
Thursday, September 1, 2011(1 comments)
NATO Conquers Libya
On the day its planes and drones attacked North African ground, NATO decided the outcome of the Libyan rebellion.
The Media and the Attack on Libya
The characterizations of Gadhai might be correct, but when the media uses spurious and contradictory statements to expose his 'untruths,' its rhetoric become questionable and its reports lose credibility.
Sunday, June 6, 2010(1 comments)
The Unholy Trinity
An Unholy Trinity has coalesced on the American political scene with intent to wrest control of United States foreign and domestic policies.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Slanting Rafik Hariri's Assassination
The UN Tribunal did not mention a political assassination, refer to the involvement of any political Party, or indicate that the indicted acted for a specific organization.
Thursday, March 3, 2011(1 comments)
The Shia Seek Justice - Bahrain Faces its Faceless
Instead of inciting division and hatred, and juggling Middle East lives to favor their own interests, isn't it preferable that western agencies and governments encourage a Shi'i/Sunni rapport? Start with Bahrain .
Saturday, April 11, 2009(7 comments)
The Palestinians need a state not just to live within borders. They need a state that all peoples claim, especially those who are dispossessed, to assure ontological security and to survive.
Monday, January 12, 2009(29 comments)
The Only Exit from Gaza is Death
The drama has subtext; undisclosed reasons for Israel's attack, unstated significance of the escalated conflict, and a non-clarified future for its final denouement. Search the entire landscape and we encounter happenings beyond the horizon. Missing from the debate are the disastrous consequences to the world community due to Israel's aggressive actions
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The Trade Balance and the Limits of the Paulson Rescue Plan
The $700 billion plus purchase of financial instruments, which essentially trades cash for trash, even if necessary, is an insufficient measure for resolving the "once in a hundred years," economic crisis. There must be more to the crisis than meets the eye.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Forcibly Challenging the Media
TIME WORLD shows no regard for publishing possible falsehoods, for not verifying facts, and for not recognizing obvious contradictions in a published article.
Challenge of New Statism
The liberal democracies have experienced financial shocks and reacted, but not as free market advocates expected. Adam Smith's name is not being loudly heard in the world's central banks. Instead we have western governments recommending federal interference in their poorly regulated economies and incorporating methods similar to those that guide New Statist nations, such as China and Russia.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Independent Turkey Sets a New Tone for a Troubled World
Kemalism will soon be proved as either past history or a spoke in the cycles of history. As the wheel turns, will Kemal Ataturk's visions and policies return and challenge another Turkish Republic? The verdict is still not rendered.
Friday, March 27, 2009(1 comments)
Arabesque-More Significant than Apparent
The Kennedy Center's festival of Arab culture, which brought to Washington's principal cultural center the music, voices and heritage of the 22 Arab nations, proved to be a political breakthrough.
Thursday, August 25, 2011(1 comments)
The Economic Sinkhole
Close association between Wall Street Journal and barren right wing economic ideologues are revealed in a WSJ editorial.
The Ignored Seriousness of Vocal Terrorism
Unwarranted and sinister verbal attacks, false charges of anti-Semitism, labeling innocents as "self-hating Jews,' or being anti-Israel are terrorist actions meant to terrorize legitimate commentators. Distorted words lead to perverse deeds and the deeds can eventually lead to deadly actions. Why wait for the latter and not halt the incipient action?
Obama Faces Middle East Critics
The dreams and pursuits that brought Barack Obama into office have tied his initiatives. He can only fulfill dreams and not promises.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The Wasting of the West Bank
What seems to be purposeful hindrances to West Bank residents, reduce Palestinians, who have meager demands and normal needs, to total despair and deprivation.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010(2 comments)
Driving the Mullahs Mad
Although U.S. policies can be shaped so that Iran becomes a force for peace, the present trajectory of policies tends towards another counterproductive and destructive engagement.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sad Refrain from Bahrain
Reports from Bahrain describe a growing menace to the protestors.
The media and world bodies have generally ignored the Bahrain protests, making it difficult to know what is happening. Emails from an activist in Bahrain illuminate some of the occurrences and highlight how the struggle has grown from seeking equality in life to receiving a punishing death. It's a sad and captivating story.
Monday, December 26, 2011(1 comments)
U.S. Policies Motivate Iran to Obtain a Nuclear Weapon
After tacitly agreeing to Israel's nuclear weapon developments and permitting India and Pakistan to go nuclear, the United States engages Iran in a similar manner to its engagement with North Korea - provoking Iran to develop a bomb in another "lose-lose" situation.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The Pavlov Response and the Cordoba House
Reactions to the construction of Cordoba House reveal more than ingrained prejudice and hypocrisy; they reveal jealousy, incomprehensible attitudes of self-importance, condescension, and patronization, ignorance that emphasizes separation, and a possible conspiracy that can easily pass unnoticed.
Monday, December 6, 2010(1 comments)
A National Pension Plan Revisited
Social Security history indicates only a National Pension Plan can provide a suitable and secure financial arrangement for retirees and SS already has the framework for a National Pension Plan.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008(2 comments)
Face to Face With Hezbollah
Meetings with Hezbollah and Lebanese officials together with a trip to southern Lebanon, as a member of a Council for National Interest peace delegation, revealed much about the nature of the Party of God. The voyage started in Beirut.
Monday, September 22, 2008
The Great Bailout
Secretary Paulson's plan to prevent collapse of the financial system prompts immediate and unanswered questions:
Will the Paulson plan fulfill its intentions or will it worsen what it wants to correct?
The health of the financial system is a major problem, but is it the problem, and does it disguise the true problem?
Sunday, June 12, 2011
GULag is one of those words for which nothing more need be said. No need for history; the word GULag explains it all. Finally a bold and intrepid researcher goes beyond the word and documents a more accurate portrayal of the Soviet labor camp system.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Reconciliation of Sunni and Sh'ia
An Iraq that evolves into a non-sectarian democracy initiates a hopeful path to stabilization of the Middle East. This task cannot be accomplished before the Western world recognizes its role in aggravating Middle East problems. Instead of inciting division and hatred, and juggling Middle East lives to favor their own interests, shouldn't western agencies and governments encourage an Arab-Iran reconciliation?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011(11 comments)
A Palestinian State Saves All From Catastrophe
Recognition of a Palestinian state initiates a reversal of the trend to the larger danger and saves a great many from catastrophe. What more can those who value life want for themselves and others?
Friday, August 15, 2008(2 comments)
Has the 'Surge" Prevented Peace?
Realignment of forces without reconciliation of populations spells confrontation. A 'surge' that made all this possible seems to have made reconciliation less possible, which translates into a 'surge" that has provided additional obstacles to peace and stability.
Beyond the Palestinians' Crisis
The closer the Arab nations get to achieving nationalist aspirations and political acceptance of its Muslim Brotherhoods, the more intense becomes their conflict with Israel.
Who Speaks for the Palestinians?
The inability to force responses to UN resolutions and provide a legal context to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is a principal reason for continuation of the decades old conflict. The corollary is that only enforcement of UN resolutions and adherence to international law will resolve the conflict.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Since Pakistan is vital in the War on Terrorism, why can't the United States administrations learn to understand and handle Pakistan so it is an effecive ally rather than a confused state?
Wednesday, August 18, 2010(1 comments)
Victimization and a Cultural Center
Although "ground zero' should and will always be a remembered site, victims die only once; victimization causes death forever. Post 9/11 events corroborate this assumption.
Thursday, May 6, 2010(1 comments)
Listen to Affected Voices and We Will Have Middle East Peace
Why has peace in the Middle East not been attainable? Clues are revealed in the Lebanese and Gaza conflagrations. They come from another question. Why did Israel react strongly to tit-for-tat skirmishes that had occurred for years, and in its reaction destroy infrastructure in Lebanon and Gaza, and kill, maim and impoverish populations, knowing that retaliation would kill and wound its own people?
Saturday, May 3, 2008(14 comments)
Harsh Reality of Middle East Conflict
A century old conflict between the state of Israel and stateless Palestinians, many of whom have been disposed from lands that created the Israel state, has provoked an argument: Is it preferable to have two states living side by side or have one state from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River that includes Jews and Palestinians without prejudice and with equal rights for all?
The United States Administration's Secret Love for Iran
The severe negative qualities of the Iranian regime fit well into U.S. foreign policy arguments. The positive qualities, and there are some, go unheeded by the Bush administration and for a reason they contradict the U.S. government policies towards the Islamic nation. The U.S. administration evidently loves the serious defects of the present Iranian regime.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Trajectory Of Middle East Conflict
Put it all together and we have an alignment of forces that completely, except for Jordan for the time being, surround Israel and contain aggressive militants, willing to fight vociferously for Arab and Muslim causes.
Sunday, January 25, 2009(1 comments)
Israel Faces the Gaza Aftermath
Still not revealed are exact reasons for Israel's attack, its sudden willingness to halt the damage and what awaits a shaken Middle East in the future.
Friday, September 28, 2007(1 comments)
The Road to Pieces
Forces which manipulate information also guide discussions of the Middle East peace proposals. They control the decisions to ameliorate the situation and have the military muscle to counter any attack on their roles. A logical approach and just solution to a deadly conflict don't favor the policies of Israel and the United States. Their road to peace leads to a world shattered into pieces.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
From Usurpation to Liberation
The suffering due to occupation and a perspective of Israel as a colonizer drives the Palestinians to a war of liberation. Hope for success is enhanced by Israel's inability to accumulate a sufficient mass of world Jewry to labor for a Jewish homeland. Hopelessness that foresees failure is dictated by Israel's acts that subdue the Palestinians. Ferocity of the Israel campaign certifies it is fighting a liberation movement.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
J Street - Two Years after its Formation
There might be a shift in the ranks, but J Street, knowingly or unknowingly, essentially caters to another clientele. This clientele is more considerate and less dogmatic, but J Street still must prove that it does not, in effect, complement AIPAC.
Monday, June 18, 2012
The Failure of Peace Without Partners
Woodrow Wilson Center featured former Israeli Shin Bet leader, Amihai Ayalon, in a book presentation: Peace Without Partners: Can Israeli Unilateralism Lead to a Two-State Solution? Careful examination of the proposal reveals sub-text. No matter whether Ami Ayalon was cognizant or unaware, he framed a document of surrender for a Palestinian Authority to sign, and Israel dictates the surrender terms.