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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Will China Replace The U.S. As Middle Eastern Stabilizer?

Read Spengler’s take on China’s growing role.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Gestures In The Direction Of Foreign Policy

Why Obama’s ‘Pivot to Asia’ Will Prove a Non Event

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Containment Strategy To Deal With Russian Aggression In Ukraine

Read George Friedman’s assessment in the StratFor GeoPolitical Weekly:

From Estonia to Azerbaijan: American Strategy After Ukraine

Quote:

The State Department must grapple with the harsh forces its own policies have unleashed. This suggests that the high-mindedness borne of benign assumptions now proven to be illusions must make way for realpolitik calculations.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Narcissism And Gnosticism

Radical left-wing Democrat/Socialists not only are blinded to reality by their narcissism, but also are led into disastrous social and political policies by their gnosticism.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Liberal-Progressive Foreign Policy Fallacy

Liberal-progressives are so involved in self-admiration and congratulating themselves on their moral superiority that they fail to note that much of the rest of the world does not share their views about acceptable international conduct.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

We Dismissed God And Hired Obama

Obama’s Journey from Arrogance to Incompetence

Monday, March 03, 2014

Obama Gets Tough With Putin

The Russian dictator better be careful.  No ‘red line’ this time; Obama has drawn a line with invisible ink and he’s sent John Kerry to pontificate sternly at Putin.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

China Is Dependent On Our Fiscal Health

Steve Forbes lays out some interesting points.

Monday, January 13, 2014

While Obama Slept

Just as in England in the 1930s (cf. Winston Churchill and his 1938 While England Slept), we are faced with an implacable array of enemies in the Middle East at at time when Obama is steadily diminishing our nation’s ability to deter them.

For domestic political reasons, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain desperately hoped to forestall Hitler’s Continental aggressions by sacrificing Czechoslovakia.  War-weary England, Chamberlain was sure, wanted no new military engagement in Europe.

For domestic political reasons, President Obama desperately endeavors to divert attention away from his administration’s scandals and catastrophic incompetence.  He is prepared to accept a deal with Iran, any deal that sacrifices Israel’s defense capabilities and might superficially appear to forestall nuclear war and/or Iranian domination of the Middle East.

See Peter Wehner’s Ringing a Fire Bell in the Night on the Commentary website.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Perspective On Iranian Aggression

David Goldman argues that, because of its inescapably low birth rate, Iran is a dying civilization.  Its economy is a shambles, and the Ayatollahs see external conquest, or at least regional hegemony, as the only way to prevent the demographic death of Iran.  Hence, catastrophic military conflict may be inevitable, no matter what the Obama administration choses to believe.