Reflections in that rain puddle

Reflections in that rain puddle

Judith is our newest cat in a home for five older cats so it is a special time to see her atop the cat condo.

Judith is our newest cat in a home for five older cats so it is a special time to see her atop the cat condo.

Farewell

I have decided to close this blog. Only an idiot would create a blog on foreign affairs without fairly strict geographical or issue restrictions. Over time, I have become more overwhelmed and feeling more guilty when I fell behind  in posting selections from the many RSS feeds that I subscribe to, read and post selections to this blog.

Still, it has been a marvelous learning experience and I have enjoyed nearly every minute. There are so many great feeds by not for profit organizations that do illuminate issues and possibilities. I have very much enjoyed reading and thinking about each article. However, much of the content focuses on the negative rather than the positive. That too can have an impact.

If I were to do this again, I would focus only on Andorra. Not too many foreign policy problems there.

Bill…….

Ominous Divide: Shiite Iran v Sunni Gulf - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Egypt Effect: Sharpened Tensions, Reshuffled Alliances - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Iraq's failing state institutions - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Decoding Iran’s 'resistance economy' - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Commentary: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon: The New AfPak | The National Interest

Commentary: Russia's Uncertain Place in Europe | The National Interest

Commentary: India and Japan Draw Closer: Risks and Rewards | The National Interest

Commentary: America's Failing China Paradigm | The National Interest