The World Turns … Without America
One thing already seems clear in the Donald Trump era. The world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground.  His ultra-unilateralist, rejectionist policies on trade, the Iran denuclearization agreement, the costs of defense and climate change are already creating an incipient anti-Trump movement globally — and... Read more
Donald Trump Puts China and Russia First
In his State of the Union address in January 2018, Pres. Donald Trump warned grimly of “rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy and our values.” In response, he demanded that Congress give even more money to “our great military” and fund the growth and... Read more
Two Impulsive Leaders Fan the Middle East’s Flames
The Middle East. Could there be a more perilous place on Earth, including North Korea?  Not likely. The planet’s two leading nuclear armed powers backing battling proxies amply supplied with conventional weapons; terror groups splitting and spreading; religious-sectarian wars threatening amid a plethora of ongoing armed hostilities stretching from... Read more
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth
Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might — given the known military doctrines of the two nuclear-armed neighbors — lead inexorably to an... Read more
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