Observations, articles, opinions etc. in Dutch and English. The author, Bert de Bruin (Yonathan Dror Bar-On), is a Dutch-Jewish historian, who has specialized in modern Jewish history and in the history of the Middle East, and who in 1995 emigrated from the Netherlands to Israel. He wrote one book (2008), and edited another (2011), both in Dutch. For feedback please post a comment, or send this blog's author an email: (hisdutchname)atyahoodotcom
Saturday, March 04, 2006
An interesting news item that did not get very much attention here is the 'Dubai Ports Deal', which "would put a Dubai state-owned company in control of operations at terminals within six American ports". Read also this and this. The idea sounds absurd in today's, post-9/11, reality, but maybe I just don't understand anything about globalization and/or security. Not surprisingly the subject provided some American cartoonists with inspiration. Here are nine examples.