Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is just the beginning unless the US gets serious about deterring Russia. And other countries are getting nervous.
“To state the obvious, the risk of serious miscalculation, another historic Russian speciality in foreign affairs, is grave now.”
In the last year or two phrases like “risk of serious miscalculation” leading to [...]
The West has left the forefront of history which is repeating itself in force and with dispatch throughout Eurasia.
While condemning the actions of Russia in Crimea, John Kerry said that the time of empires is long gone; we live in the “21st century, and not in the 19th century”. After speaking with Putin, Angela [...]
Panama’s Friendly Nations Visa is hands down the easiest second residency option in Central America – and possibly the entire world. The only catch is that you have to be a citizen of one of the 47 “Friendly Nations” which Panama looks favorably upon. [...]
The U.S. reaction to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine will have consequences halfway around the world, where China is engaged in a territorial dispute with Japan.
“They are watching very closely what’s happening with Ukraine,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said yesterday during a speech at Google Inc.’s office in Washington. “They are gauging: What are the [...]
Taken together, the European signals don’t suggest Russia’s energy dominance is in danger just yet. But they do underscore just how much Russia’s heavy-handed approach to Ukraine, including its expanding occupation of the Crimean peninsula, may be backfiring by accelerating Europe’s search for non-Russian sources of energy.
“I think Oettinger’s statement is a valuable diplomatic [...]
Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense calls Iran existential threat, says US should lead attack or at least aid Israeli strike.
Boykin’s warnings follow those of senior military analyst Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney last November, who warned that rising Russian and Iranian influence has put the US in the most dangerous [...]
Fiscal Folly: A new study says governments around the world boosted their debts by more than 40% to over $100 trillion in response to the global financial crisis. Where’s the promised recovery from all that spending?
From mid-2007 to last summer, the world added $30 trillion in government debt to its balance sheets, the Bank [...]
As the Obama Administration takes a cautious approach to Ukraine, where Russian troops occupied the Crimea and encouraged a March 16 referendum on whether to leave Ukraine and become part of Russia or an independent state linked to Russia, neo-conservative voices are once again pushing a hard line.
The hawkish wing of [...]
Mr. Putin has become alarmed about the West’s pull on former Soviet republics he considers to be part of his vision of a Eurasian Union, a Russo-centric version of the European Union, analysts say.
“He is concerned because he sees his vision of Russia’s rightful place in the world deteriorating,” said Steven Bucci, director of [...]
An elite Russian airborne division began large-scale exercises Tuesday amid the conflict in Ukraine.
The drills, one of the largest of its kind in Russia will include a massive simultaneous paradrop involving 3,500 servicemen, the Russian Defense ministry said.
Over four thousand elite troops, 36 military transport aircraft and an unspecified number of combat vehicles [...]