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The US Makes Inroads Into Russia’s Periphery

Countries at war tend to use all the resources they can realistically spare to achieve their desired outcome. The obvious drawback is that the...

The Beginning of a New Era

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A week ago, I wrote a piece on the stages of history, pointing out systemic shifts that have taken place for more than 200...

The Myth of the US-Saudi Strategic Alliance

U.S.-Saudi relations have been deteriorating since 2014, when the Obama administration announced its intention to reach an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program....

Argentina’s Once and Future Friend

The U.S. and Argentina have had a complicated and often sour relationship over the past 50 years. The U.S. backed violent political repression in...

India’s Defiance of Washington’s Russia Strategy

Under normal circumstances, India would have little reason to care about what happens in Ukraine. The current circumstances, however, are far from normal. The...

Russia and the First Economic World War

As momentous as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is, the most strategically important event in recent weeks was the global economic war between Russia and...

How the Ukrainian Battlefield Redefines the World

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The war in Ukraine is a humanitarian tragedy to be sure, but that’s not why it has commanded the world’s attention. After all, there...

Belarus’ Role in the Ukraine War

Russia has a short list of allies in the current war, and none is more valuable than Belarus, without which it cannot achieve its...

The New Old Germany

It seems that Russia had two distinct but overlapping goals in invading Ukraine. The first was to take control of its western borderland, an...

The Economic Retaliation Against Russia Takes Shape

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The economic retaliation against Russia for invading Ukraine is starting to shape up. The United States announced on Feb. 24 that along with Canada,...

On Ukraine, China Keeps Its Options Open

With all that’s happening in Eastern Europe, it’s understandable why so much attention has been paid to Russia, Ukraine, NATO, the European Union, the...

My Mistake on Ukraine

Since the beginning of the Russian armored buildup, and even after the entry into Donbas, I argued that the Russians would not invade Ukraine...

Expected Economic Fallout of the Ukraine Invasion

Though Ukraine may not be an economic powerhouse in its own right, Russia’s invasion has the potential to be extremely economically disruptive nonetheless. The...

Is an Invasion of Ukraine Imminent?

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Over the past few days, the United States has warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine may be imminent. The chairman of the Joint...

Thinking About Global Annihilation

We are in the midst of a major confrontation between the U.S. and Russia. I was there when President Ronald Reagan bluffed the Soviets...

New Political Strategies in a New Economic Order

At several debates I’ve attended since the beginning of the year – and in several responses I’ve received from readers – one question is...

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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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The United States is entering a period of domestic disorder that will last a decade or so. The crisis will not affect U.S. foreign policy, even if it looks like it will.

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Daily Memo: Turkish Demands, Ruble Payments

Possible opening. According to a Bloomberg report, Turkey is making several demands before it will accept NATO membership for Sweden and Finland, both of...

Poland Won’t Start World War III

For the world, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ushered in a new era. For Poland, it supercharged long-standing fears about Russian aggression. While Western European...

Daily Memo: EU Sanctions Get Nowhere, NATO Enlargement Gets Closer

No oil ban in sight. The EU’s foreign affairs chief said it could be a couple of weeks, if not longer, before the bloc...

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