Money and politics are interchangeable; a sentiment coming more and more true with every passing election. It's not pretty. Usually its downright infuriating. But it's true. He or she that can raise the most dollar bills, and insert that pile of cash into their campaign has a great chance of buying any given election.
Facebook announced the acquisition of the popular text service WhatsApp for the bargain price of $19 billion dollars in a deal that seemed to catch everyone off guard. While many Americans have never heard of the company, WhatsApp is hugely popular outside of the United States and it is not surprising that Facebook is trying to expand their market share into areas outside of America.
Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Abbas Milani
|04/10/15||Iran's Incremental Revolution: How Ordinary Citizens Are Resisting the Regime||theatlantic.com|
|Amid heated discussion concerning the intentions of Iran’s leaders—Are they capable of real compromise over the country’s nuclear program? Can they be trusted to honor any eventual deal? Are they permanent ideological adversaries of America?—quieter shifts in Iranian politics have escaped notice. But in many ways it’s the mundane activities of everyday Iranians that could determine the long-term future not just of Iran's nuclear program, but of the country as a whole.
Iran is developing a new kind of politics, located no...|
Abbas Milani News & Opinion Articles
|Thu Jan 22, 2015 | politico.com|
You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars i...
|Thu Oct 30, 2014 | theverge.com|
In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker,...