Analysis, Uncategorized, World Politics

3 key points to understand Iran – USA tensions⁣

Clues to what is happening this summer.

1. Neorealism explains it best.

Why? What we are seeing is balance of power and a reaffirmation of how US-UK perceive the international order: there is no safety so we have to take security over “perceived” threats on our hands. I say “perceived” because economic interests are at stake since 1980s in the Gulf, capitalists are eager to break through, a marxist theory would point out. ⁣

2. No de-escalation efforts

Yesterday, #FareedZakaria, one of the main theorists of neoclassical realism, did an interview with #AndersonCooper. (Watch here) His controversial view is clearly on the spot: rallying on tensions are happening on many fronts, adding pressure and sanctions have NO pacific end. No negotiations, no talks are on the horizon for conflict de-escalation. ⁣

In that sense, my take is: the bed is being made and is not going to be pretty at all.⁣

3. Beware of narratives for they are one-sided

War journalism is having a feast. Al Jazeera along with RT are few of the mainstream outlets seeking to give Iran a voice. When doing discourse analysis, Iran has been very coy and stating those seeking confrontation are countries from other parts of the world. The enrichment of uranium is the top loophole they are failing to address. Iran’s position on the chess board is crystal clear. US strategy is backfiring while Saudi Arabia and Israel’s silence is a sure safety net. UK’s involvement is surprising at this point but after Trump’s visit to London last June, it only reassures a bigger strategy is on the works.⁣ ⁣
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Feminist Theory Tip

A feminist theorist would say there is a threat to hegemonic masculinity. Iran is being punished for attempting to develop elements (some say of course, a weapon of mass destruction) only allowed to “true” and “strong” men. Iran’s desire to contest Saudi Arabia’s influence in the Middle East as well as Turkey doesn’t help. The fact that it has called for the destruction of Israel, US protegé, is another red flag showing this male State is behaving “bad”, it is an “enemy” of the “camaraderie” of States. He is therefore, considered, a villain to the status quo.

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Tertulia Internacionalista IV: Especial Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad

El próximo sábado 29 de junio a las 4 p.m. realizaremos nuestra cuarta tertulia para internacionalistas.

Compartiremos impresiones sobre el curso gratuito virtual Agenda Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad: Retos y Oportunidades para 2020, lanzado el 17 de junio.

El evento es gratuito, semi-informal y se llevará a cabo en un local cerca de Avenida Reforma, Ciudad de México.

Debido al lugar de encuentro y el tipo de dinámica de arteterapia, hay cupos limitados.

El registro cierra el 26 de junio a las 12 m.d.

Puedes registrarte aquí: https://tinyurl.com/y4jcamkz

Será un gusto poder compartir en este cuarto encuentro, ¡te esperamos!

Coordina: Natalia Bonilla

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Instagram Live: Strategic Planning 101

Strategic Planning 101 for Business and…Life?⁣ Yes!

Join me this Thursday May 23rd 11 am EST in an Instagram Live to talk about:⁣

  • What is the difference between a plan vs. strategy vs. strategic plan⁣
  • How to choose the best goals for long-term vision and timeframe⁣
  • Why a strategic plan benefits your manifesting potential⁣

If you are seeking to organize your ideas, find the structure to keep you motivated and learn mindset hacks to push beyond limiting beliefs to achieve business or life goals, let’s talk this Thursday. 

Follow me on Instagram @nataliabonillainc

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Plan vs. Strategy

⁣It is easier to make a plan than to develop a strategy.

A plan is a list of action steps to achieve a goal.

When we are planning we are thinking of 1 option, 1 route that will lead us to where we want to go.

But often, plans crash.

They crash because team members, timing, resources and environmental factors play a big part on how things will happen. ⁣

If we just focus on this way of thinking, we will waste too much time and energy on plan A, B, C. ⁣ Doubts will chime in, slowing things down.⁣

A strategy is different to a plan for it is dynamic in nature.

It is the design of a long-term roadmap open to evolution. ⁣

A plan is

  • Short-term
  • Focused on achieving one objective
  • Static in nature
  • Organized action steps

A strategy is…

  • Long-term
  • Focused on achieving several objectives
  • Dynamic in nature
  • Evolving with several plans and options
  • Organized taking in consideration people, time, efforts and resources
  • Open to situation and risk analysis


We can use a plan for each business or life objective. ⁣

We can use a strategy to uphold the energy of the mission and vision.



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