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  Posts on Aug 1, 2014
Citizenship of Filipinos Pre-1946 (David Duggan, USA, 08/01/14 2:24 am) Bienvenido Macario (31 July) asked as to Filipino citizenship before its 1946 independence from the United States, and while I am not well-versed in the law of citizenship, so far as I can tell, Filip ... more

Philippines and Yamashita`s Gold (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/01/14 2:00 am) I was fascinated by the posts from Bienvenido Macario (30 and 31 July) and David Duggan (31 July). Unfortunately, in spite of all my efforts, I remain mostly Western-centric with my information, w ... more

Gaza Crisis; Thoughts on the Quran (Enrique Torner, USA, 08/01/14 12:21 am) I have been silent about the Israel-Palestine conflict for quite a long time already, but it finally has reached a point when I feel compelled to present my thoughts on this subject, which is just par ... more

Brazil`s Problems and Challenges (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 08/01/14 12:03 am) Joe Listo (JL) wrote on 31 July: "Brazil´s foreign policy has always been that of non-interfering in other countries' internal affairs. It decided to be neutral, perhaps mirroring ... more

  Posts on Jul 31, 2014
Brazil Recalls Ambassador to Israel; Osvaldo Aranha (David Fleischer, Brazil, 07/31/14 11:44 pm) Regarding Brazil's "silence" vis-à-vis Russia following the MH-17 shoot down (see Joe Listo, 31 July), this was because President Dilma Rousseff did not want to upset Pres. P ... more

Brazil Recalls Ambassador to Israel (Joe Listo, Brazil, 07/31/14 11:20 am) Brazil´s foreign policy has always been that of non-interfering in other countries' internal affairs. It decided to be neutral, perhaps mirroring itself on Switzerland. If that is the case, ... more

Philippines and Yamashita`s Gold (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 07/31/14 12:29 am) I'm so glad David Duggan brought up our discussion in Adrian last fall about the post-war Philippines.  (See David's post of 30 July.)  It's true the political division in the Ph ... more

Gaza Crisis; Brazil Recalls Ambassador to Israel (Massoud Malek, USA, 07/31/14 12:00 am) The great 13th-century Persian poet Rumi said: "I go to a synagogue, a church and a mosque, and I see the same spirit and the same altar." Today we are witnessing the slaughter of Pale ... more

  Posts on Jul 30, 2014
Gaza Crisis; Divan Orchestra (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 07/30/14 11:36 pm) Yusuf Kanli wrote on 30 July: "Israelis have the right to self-defense as much as Palestinians have the right to live on their ancestral homeland." As usual, Yusuf's po ... more

Monetary Shenanigans in Philippines (David Duggan, USA, 07/30/14 1:02 pm) Bienvenido Macario's comments (30 July) on the Filipino aristocracy's spiriting out of their country of billions of dollars calls to mind a well-oiled conversation I had with him at last Octob ... more

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Founded in 1965 at Stanford University by Prof. Ronald Hilton (1911-2007), WAIS is a political, economic, and religious discussion forum moderated by John Eipper, Adrian College. Contributing members include historians, journalists, military professionals, scientists, and business leaders from around the world.