China and the US Are Dealing With the Easy Stuff

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Beijing and Washington have yet to tackle the core grievances of the trade war.

The Enchantment of Mutually Assured Destruction

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One of the most extraordinary facts of history is that during the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union never launched a...

Daily Memo: Stabilizing Syria, Parsing a Brexit Vote, Conceding in China

The Russian and Turkish presidents strike a deal on northern Syria, and the U.K. edges closer to approving Brexit agreement.

Rochester, NY, and the Rise and Fall of Technology

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Last weekend, my wife and I visited our grandson (children were subsidiary to this visit) who lives in Rochester, New York. He and his...

Daily Memo: A New Brexit Deal, a Referendum in Iran, Update...

Prime Minister Johnson and the EU agree to a new withdrawal deal in Brussels, and President Erdogan meets with U.S. officials in Turkey.

From London to Space War

From the beginning, mankind’s presence in space had to do with war. In World War II, humanity went beyond the Earth’s atmosphere in order to kill. The first rocket that passed out of the Earth’s atmosphere was neither American nor Soviet but rather the German V-2. It was the first combat missile and had a […]

Staying Power and Security in Cuba

Havana can’t escape the passage of time, but it can use its security forces to make time pass as slow as possible.

The Origins of New US-Turkish Relations

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For several years, there has been a significant shift underway in U.S. strategy toward the Middle East, where Washington has consistently sought to avoid...

Daily Memo: Syria on Edge, QE or Not QE, Pressure on...

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Daily Memo: The US and Japan Sign a Trade Pact, Israel...

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Nixon and Trump: The Politics of Impeachment

The evolution of the American political system inevitably has an impact on the global system. If the United States shifts direction in even minor matters, there are regional consequences. Political events are difficult to predict, but the key variables of the process can be identified by comparing the current evolution to a roughly similar prior […]