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The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... setting up a stipend program for the soldiers and their families (thus compelling them to subsist on nothing for five long weeks). The US then fired all Baath Party members down to Level 4 without any agreed reconciliation process. This gave tens of thousands of influential Iraqis – often Western-educated – an incentive to oppose the new Iraq rather than support it. In the ensuing struggle over leadership, a virtual civil war erupted between Sunnis and Shiites, with Kurds in the mix as well – ...

23.06.2017 12:33:36

What does the post-Brzezinski era hold for the future of the U.S. role and its geostrategic imperatives in an ever more polarized world?

... Rockefeller, to whom Zbigniew Brzezinski served at some point in the capacity of an international adviser), which is a “non-governmental, non-partisan discussion group” gathering politicians and businessmen wishing to deepen the alliance between the USA, Western Europe and Japan. Nevertheless, as I came to know in the course of broadening my knowledge in the American political thought, both republicans and libertarians were strongly critical about the very group. Prominent American conservative thinker,...

14.06.2017 17:48:28

The Western Guide to Understanding the Russian Soul

... Honestly, my own vote went for Mr François Fillon, who in my opinion was carrying a good program, both on the economic standpoint and his political perception of today’s world, where Europe needs Russia to remain strong in a world dominated by the USA and China. Macron is clever, that is obvious, and he will probably modify his present perception of Russia, built on a certain caution, which he will need to use even more when talking to the new leader of the USA, certainly more unpredictable than ...

23.05.2017 16:08:54

Kissinger’s Mystery

What advice could a 93-year-old political guru give to President Trump on his dealings with Russia?During his presidential campaign Donald Trump often highlighted the necessity of repairing relations with Russia presumably ruined by the outgoing Obama administration. However, this task has appeared to be a hard nut to crack. In Washington controversy over alleged Russian meddling in the US elections continues to be on the rise. Trump’s recent firing of FBI Director Comey aroused suspicion that the...

22.05.2017 19:36:01

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

India has numerous foreign policy priorities, with ties with the US, China, Russia and Pakistan understandably receiving more attention. At this point of time, one of the greatest challenges which India faces, however, is its relations with Iran. Post the signing of the P5+1 signed Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA) commonly known as Iran nuclear deal, New Delhi has sought to strengthen its economic and strategic ties with Tehran. The key conditions of the agreement were; that Iran would roll...

02.05.2017 14:22:56

Rex, with North Korea, strategic savvy, not strategic patience!

We are Crazy, so Waltz Me Around Again Willy! A few weeks ago, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson proclaimed the ending of the doctrine of strategic patience with rogue regimes like nuclear North Korea. At the U.N., however, he seemed to be suggesting we can seek a resolution of the crisis through economic pressure and diplomacy. In response, the North Korean regime fired a ballistic missile. It exploded but the response tells all about the North Korean willingness to find any meaningful compromise...

02.05.2017 12:05:09


Does anyone know if Putin or others in Russian elite understand the importance of the Battle of Brandywine as it pertains to today's times? The same question in regards to the Battle was asked to previous American administration, none have yet answered correctly. Current administration has yet to be asked. This was the question given to Reagan by top assessment personnel to counter all those who preferred to keep the Cold War going and was the catalyst for Reagan to have the courage to go against...

02.05.2017 11:09:03

It is not NK but All of Asia in US Crosshairs!

... different. South Korea (and Japan) is awash with anti-American undercurrents. During the 2006 World Cup in Germany, US army personnel in Yongsan were advised by their commanders to avoid passionate South Korean fans who would gather in their tens of thousands to watch giant open air live telecasts of their national team in action. There was a good precedent for this injunction: During the 2002 World Cup, a US military vehicle struck and killed two young schoolgirls in Seoul, sparking an unprecedented ...

27.04.2017 14:31:35

New Age Globalization: Lessons for South Asia

... in last a few years. India is Asia’s second important most economy and market after China; militarily India having intern-continental strategic access, in space technology its mission to Mars has placed it fifth among the outer space nations after USA, Russia, EU, and China. Besides, being strategically closer to USA and Russia both at the same time, India has emerged as an alternative to China, if not counter to it, in the politics of world balance of power. The economic growth rate, development ...

13.04.2017 16:59:40

“The World in Disarray”: Is An Update of the International System Possible?

In today’s globalized world system, barely any issues can be considered a matter of concern for only one country.  Developments in all spheres of international relations - be it nuclear proliferation, climate change, epidemics and diseases, financial instability, or cyber security - affect the whole world in one way or the other.  Today’s international setting suggests that the world order to which we are used to, based on the principle of the sovereignty of states, needs to be updated in order to...

10.04.2017 16:24:00

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

... all of 2016, Russia’s own media was decidedly pro-Trump and anti-Clinton. Additionally, all throughout the campaign, up to and through Election Day, it is now quite clear that Russia’s propaganda machine of hundreds of websites and many thousands of social media accounts—some unwittingly duped, others complicit or even an army of paid agents—posted many thousands of anti-Clinton, pro-Trump, pro-Russian, and anti-American comments, posts, and stories. Sometimes they amplified ...

17.12.2016 22:44:00

President Trump would be well advised to remember Gorbachov’s and Bush Sr.’s post-Cold War political testament left in Malta when he gets into office in Washington

... towards Saudi Arabia, which was only recently described by The New York Times magazine as “the arsonists and firefighters” in the Middle East, though still having, as Peter Hitchens expressed during our interview, “the special relationship with the USA.” But still, is an ‘oil for security’ arrangement enough explanation for close cooperation with the country, which wants to see the repetition of the Soviet-Afghan War scenario by “giving MANPADS to the mujahideen,” and is the main exporter ...

09.12.2016 18:39:00

ISIS: Turning the Corner or Turning Around?

... respectively the place and time for the chief of ISIS to finally meet his demise. To mention again historical precedents, prominent terrorist leaders such as Al-Baghdadi seem amazingly successful at this hide and seek game. It is impossible to forget how Usama Bin Laden evaded - admittedly with surprising effectiveness - the best efforts of the intelligence services of half the world at locating him for more than a decade. Then, conveniently, he was found living the good life very quietly in the backyard ...

28.11.2016 00:14:00

The Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture. Calibrating the contraction of its overseas projection and commitments – some would call it managing the decline of an empire – the US does not fail to note that nowadays half of the world’s merchant tonnage passes through the South China Sea. Therefore, the US will exploit any regional territorial...

18.11.2016 12:15:00

EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years

New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to question Trump’s pro-Russia, Pro-Putin positions and their origins. Author's note: this is the most important article I have ever written in my life; please share with as many people as possible as soon...

17.11.2016 16:11:00

The beginning of a new chapter of proxy war in Afghanistan

... dead, paralyzed and displaced. Soon after the so-call 9 11 phenomenon, US revitalized its great middle-east strategy in order to dominate and pursue its geopolitical objectives in the region US, NATO and other Strategic allies of America stationed thousands of troops in the country to fight the so-called Al-Qaida and its allies the Taliban movement in Afghanistan and Pakistan as part of the US war on terror strategy despite the heavily armed presence of US and its allies in the region no sign of eradication ...

09.11.2016 15:03:00

US election 2016: American reputation at stake

The 2008 US presidential election bolstered the American reputation abroad as Afro-American Barack Obama with humble background was elected the US president. It proved to foreign audiences that the American democracy works perfectly and the American dream evolves. The 2016 US election seems to be not delivering the same or similar message to the world even if the US could see the first female president in its history. An implication of the 2016 election campaign is that it triggers a negative impact...

07.11.2016 16:45:00

Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

October 1st began what could be one of the more interesting Chairships of the United Nations Security Council, with Russia taking over and being charged with a rather delicate balancing act: between conducting the numerous affairs expected to be covered by any standard Chair of the UNSC and deftly handling the ‘special’ relationship with the United States that has recently become woefully deficient. Even more intriguing, some of the most vivid recent examples of that degrading relationship...

26.10.2016 17:14:00

Russian Defense Developments in East Asia: An American Perspective

Of late American military commanders and defense planners have consistently expressed concern over the rise of Russian military power. They consider this to be both a threat to the United States and a concerted Russian effort to counter US power. While Moscow and Washington do— and should— view each other first and foremost as nation-states, regional context is necessary for the two countries to better understand each other’s interests. East Asia comprises a unique set of challenges...

24.10.2016 15:30:00

Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal

... 3-4; Nodia 1998, 14). Nodia sums up Georgian views: “Abkhazia is Georgia, because it has always been part of Georgia when it was united. Georgians cannot see Abkhazia as a ‘foreign‘ land which was once conquered by them, and the accusation of imperialism usually makes them furious” (Nodia 1998, 19). Jans (1998) sums up the intersection of Georgian and Abkhazian thought, in that after the Cold War they were engaged in a quest for identity since “[d]emocracy, understood ...

12.10.2016 15:03:00


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