"We haven't a huge budget, but I think it's beholden to us
to give money back where we can.
"Because it is beholden to US
policy, Egypt's hands are tied diplomatically - both in Lebanon and elsewhere," Husseini told IPS.
Through a gendered line of inquiry, she demonstrates that it is not only the imperial instruments of power that keep the workers of Asian "tiger" economies beholden to US
corporations: the role of the dutiful daughter is highly complicit in these economic arrangements.
He cautioned, however, "that doesn't mean to say that they're beholden to us
or things will get better quickly."
As it stands today, our goal in the next election has to be to keep the Liberals a minority, because if they get a majority situation, they are not beholden to us
or the NDP.
The dismay reflects the misgivings of many Egyptians about the prospects for reform under Cairo's caretaker military rulers, who appear beholden to US
largesse and in no rush to reverse Mubarak's unpopular Palestinian policies.
But we vote for our MPs, and pay their wages, which makes them beholden to us
. It's our business to know, and their duty to tell us.
Independent thinking is required so that the President can speak truth to power always mindful that he is beholden to us
, the bosses, not to a few elite blocs that propagate patronage politics.
Qatar was beholden to US
military protection, as it developed what Mehran Kamrava, the Director of the Centre for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, coined as the "subtle" power of a small state.
And much though we all yearn for thoroughbreds to fly, like Zeus's nephew Pegasus, it is beholden to us
to keep our feet on the ground.