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Posts on 05/28/17

Whither Cyprus? The Greek Perspective

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 05/28/17 5:26 am) John Eipper has asked a very important set of questions: "Wouldn't Greece, the sponsor of Southern Cyprus, be adamantly against any formal recognition of the Turkish North?" And: " ...

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US Pilots Are Not that Reassuring

(John Heelan, UK, 05/28/17 4:56 am) Ed Jaiko's memory of a Saudia pilot invoking "In'sha'allah" on takeoff is as frightening as US cabin crew announcing to passengers that "we shall be momentarily airborne.&qu ...

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Posts on 05/27/17

A Surprise Greek Cypriot Presidential Candidate?

(Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 05/27/17 10:18 am) A surprise Greek Cypriot Presidential candidate? While some people still dream of success in the long-dead Cyprus intercommunal talks, Greek Cypriots are deeply buried in the "Who will be c ...

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Trump in Taormina

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/27/17 8:18 am) The G7 of Taormina has finally concluded. Nobody expected it to be a success--and they were right. Trump acted like an arrogant emperor, arriving one hour late to the meetings, not holding the ...

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Worst Traffic City? Hands Down, Cairo

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/27/17 4:53 am) Cairo traffic is horrendous and the driving there is appalling. Years ago I noticed that the drivers on the multi-lane roads seemed to be evenly divided roughly between those who consider the lane str ...

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Worst Traffic City? DC Gets My Vote

(Brian Blodgett, USA, 05/27/17 4:24 am) Living outside Washington, DC and having traveled up and down the I-95 corridor through and around major Eastern cities like Boston, New York, and Atlanta causes me to wonder not really what the ...

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Posts on 05/26/17

Worst Traffic Cities?

(John Heelan, UK, 05/26/17 1:26 pm) JE wrote on 25 May: "I'm back from a four-day trip to Houston and Austin, Texas. When it comes to traffic congestion, both cities must qualify for top-ten honor." I would add NY ...

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G7 Summit in Taormina; Irredentism in Balkans

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/26/17 8:28 am) Today is the beginning of the G7 summit in Taormina (Sicily). Taormina is a very beautiful place with thousands years of tradition, but the winds blowing over it look like the winds of war.

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A Road Trip to Kansas

(Richard Hancock, USA, 05/26/17 7:34 am) We departed for Topeka, Kansas, on May 13, to attend a jazz concert at the Manhattan Arts Center in Manhattan, KS. Our daughter Susan has a jazz band of young men from Kansas State U, and they put on ...

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Chicago Cubs the Year After; Death of Roger Moore

(David Duggan, USA, 05/26/17 7:12 am) The 2017 baseball season is not quite a third over and it may be time to do an analysis of the WORLD CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS (let's see if our editor dares to knock down the all caps). ...

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