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Alternatives to military intervention in Syria Thu, 25 Aug, 2016

In June the influential Center for New American Security (CNAS) issued a report that urges greater U.S. military involvement in Syria to defeat ISIS and bolster Syrian opposition groups.

How Trump Deals Wed, 17 Aug, 2016

The revelation from a New York Times investigation that Donald Trump’s chief campaign adviser, Paul Manafort, was on the take with the former pro-Russian Ukraine president should come as no surprise.

Hiroshima, Presidential Campaigns and Our Nuclear Future Mon, 08 Aug, 2016

Seventy-one years ago on August 6th and 9th the world entered the nuclear age with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing and injuring in excess of 200,000 immediately and untold additional fatalities from lingering radiation effects.

The numbers don’t lie—but Trump does Mon, 08 Aug, 2016

According to a Fox News poll taken this week, voters believe Donald Trump would do better than Hillary Clinton on the economy. This is a wildly poor assumption.

Olympics, Trump and Number One American Success Rule Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

The Olympics are big news these days. We are excited to see how many medals Michael Phelps and all the athletes will bring home. From soccer to swimming to basketball and so much more, this is such a great world event.
Gong or Song from China’s Hong Kong?

Gong or Song from China’s Hong Kong? Fri, 05 Aug, 2016

Following the recent abduction of five Hong Kong publishers, alleged to have edited books disclosing “inconvenient truths” about the Chinese government, thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest and fight for their right to have Freedom of Expression, which had already been enshrined in the Fundamental Law of Hong Kong.

Break-In: The Kremlin-Trump Connection Sun, 31 Jul, 2016

Richard Nixon had “The Plumbers.”  Donald Trump, it seems, has the Russians—either the FSB (Federal Security Service, formerly the KGB), the GRU (military intelligence), or some pro-Moscow outside group.

America's Responsibility Sun, 31 Jul, 2016

Most of us make our decisions every day. When the point comes that someone else is making all of our decisions then that's not very great for any of us.

WILD TURKEY WITH H-BOMB: Failed Coup Heightens Calls for Denuclearization Sun, 31 Jul, 2016

An explosive cocktail of political instability mixed with 90 U.S. H-bombs raises the specter of accidental or suicidal nuclear detonation in or near Turkey. This risk was brought into sharp relief by the attempted military coup there in mid-July.

Europe – Hell is other people - - Tue, 19 Jul, 2016

A freshly released IMF’s World Economic Outlook brings no comforting picture to anyone within the G-7, especially in the US and EU. The Brexit after-shock is still to reverberate around. 
Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention

Turkey’s Strategic Reset: engagement instead of contention Tue, 12 Jul, 2016

‘The EU loves to portray itself as a pan-European project. However, it stubbornly rejects and systematically demonises the only two European countries that have steady economic growth,

If Afghan Lives Mattered, Dallas Lives Would Matter Sat, 09 Jul, 2016

The man who murdered police officers in Dallas, Texas, this week had earlier been employed in a massive operation, now in its 15th year, that has killed many thousands of people in Afghanistan.

Impeach and Prosecute Tony Blair Thu, 07 Jul, 2016

The Chilcot report's "findings" have virtually all been part of the public record for a decade, and it avoids key pieces of evidence.

Is Brexit the end of the world? Mon, 27 Jun, 2016

To judge from a New York Times front-page article that appeared two days after the British vote to withdraw from the EU, the entire post-World War II global financial

Why is the Orlando Murderer’s Gender Not Central to the Story? Thu, 16 Jun, 2016

The massacre in Orlando was carried out as an act of rage. By a man. Who had access to military-grade weapons. And had unmet mental health and trauma needs.
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