Dispatches from the Edge
Conn Hallinan was born in San Francisco, California and currently resides in Berkeley, Ca. He graduated from the University Of California with a BA, MA and PhD in Anthropology, and has been a journalist for more than 40 years.
He taught journalism at the University of California at Santa Cruz for 23 years and was a provost of one of UCSC’s colleges. He is currently a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus and the Berkeley Daily Planet. He has written three unpublished novels that can be accessed at middleempireseries.wordpress.com. His columns and medical writings can be found at dispatchesfromtheedgeblog.wordpress.com
By Conn Hallinan on April 19, 2013
In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook, one that derailed a successful diplomatic agreement forged by the Clinton administration to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons? While the acute tensions of the past month appear to be receding— all of the parties involved seem to be taking a step back— the problem is not going to disappear and, unless Washington and its allies re-examine their strategy, another crisis is certain to develop.
By Conn Hallinan - 04.07.13
In March 1990, Time Magazine titled an article “Ripples in The American Lake.” It was not about small waves in that body of water just north of Fort Lewis, Washington. It was talking about the Pacific Ocean, the largest on the planet, embracing over half of humanity and the three largest economies in the world. Time did not invent the term—it is generally attributed to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Pacific commander during WW II —but its casual use by the publication...
By Conn Hallinan - 12.02.12
Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global. Dispatches From The Edge will try to outline and analyze them, starting with the Middle East.
SyriaThe most immediate problem in the region is the on-going civil war in Syria, a conflict with...