Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Embargo stupidity

It would be good to think that global social entrepreneurship could flourish independently of the small-minded agendas of politicians. So it was very disappointing, on making contact with the Ashoka organisation, to find that we (Massar/Syria) cannot engage with them (or rather, they cannot engage with us) due to the constraints of US/Syria relations. This just seems pathetic, and completely counter-productive. Here we are, looking to increase citizenship, encourage social and political participation, emphasise human rights, generally make the world a better place - all things that you would think the US administration, even under GWB, would approve of - and Ashoka can't do business with us because it's American and we are Syrian. If ever there was an example of political stupidity at foreign policy level this is it.


Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]