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Washington’s New Economic Strategy in Latin America

A few weeks ago, the head of the U.S. National Security Council – not a State Department official, as would normally be the protocol...

The Trouble With a Premature Vaccine

Hope is beginning to fade that the world will have a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine before the predicted “second wave” arrives that will...

9/11, 19 Years Later

It has been 19 years since 9/11. For me, it was pivotal moment of terror. For many others, once the initial paralyzing fear was...

What We’re Reading: Making America and the Caucasus

American Nations: A History of Eleven Rival Regional Cultures by Colin Woodard There’s no denying a deep social divide exists in the United States. Most anyone...

Nothing Has Changed With Taiwan

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On Aug. 17, 1982, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz sent a memo via an American diplomat to the Taiwanese government. On Monday, just...

Look North: A Short History of US-Colombian Relations

Colombia is among the United States’ closest allies in the Western Hemisphere. For the past 200 years, the two countries have partnered in mutually...

Hiroshima and Moral Revisionism

Last week marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first of two strikes on the Japanese mainland that forever changed...

Vaccine Nationalism Is an Exaggerated Threat

Nationalism is all the rage these days. Following decades of globalization, the pendulum has begun to swing back the other direction, triggering fears that...

From a COVID-19 Recession to COVID-19 Depression?

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It’s been roughly five months since COVID-19 lockdown measures were first put in place. That means that come September, we will have gone two...

Racial Cycles

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Slavery was the law of the land when the United States was founded, and it would take nearly a century, and a civil war,...

The Geopolitics of the United States

The United States needed to expand west to the Pacific coast in order to ensure strategic depth, generate economic activity and development and reduce the presence of any threat on its western front.

The rich agriculture area between the Rockies and Appalachian Mountains has an intricate river system favorable for exports through New Orleans Port via the Mississippi River.

North America can only be threatened from the sea and therefore control of the seas plays an important element of American strategy.

After the Soviet Union fell, the United States had no strategic challenger. The US remains the world’s super power and actively works to prevent the emergence of any potential regional power that could one day challenge it.

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Required Reads: United States

From our 2020 Forecast...

The economic downturn will intensify the social crisis in the United States, compounding the ongoing political crisis.

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Changes in Consumer Spending and US Household Debt

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(click to enlarge) Over the past six months, spending habits among U.S. consumers have changed drastically. In the second quarter of this year, credit card...

Special Series on Warfare: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War

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Daily Memo: The Future of the US Navy

You sank my drone. The Pentagon is expected to release its long-awaited “Future Navy Force Study” in the coming weeks. It looks like the...