‘But the problem with such appeasement is that it only delays a reckoning and usually ensures war.’; [Referring to the appeasement of dictatorships, like in Iran, and what follows.]
Americans are $17 trillion in debt and tired of intervention in the Middle East. Anything that might preclude the need to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities to [...]
‘More to the point, however, is the manifest unwillingness of the ruling political elite of Ukraine to accommodate itself to EU standards.’
It appears that the Ukrainian leadership was never all that interested in joining the EU. It was simply playing the EU and Russia against each other in [...]
In the end, there are credible reasons for the United States to forgo deep reductions in the size of its nuclear arsenal, avoid significant cuts in its nuclear force structure, and move ahead with planned nuclear modernization programs. By shrinking the arsenal and divesting force structure, Washington could find it increasingly difficult to simultaneously preserve [...]
The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2014 provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Agenda Councils on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. It offers a comprehensive overview of the world, drawing upon the foremost global intelligence network and its collective brainpower to explore the most important issues we all face in [...]
“Eventually, the whole world is going to collapse,”
Why is that true?
For the most part it is true because of the efforts by governments to suppress recessions – to focus on stability. The heavy focus on stability allows all kinds of problems to grow until they get a strangle hold on a country. Then [...]
At the House Judiciary Hearing today on the President’s refusal to recognize the Constitutional limitations placed upon him, Rep. Steve King cuts to the chase and poses questions to a panel about where we are with a President who does not respect the U.S. Constitution. At the 4:56 mark, King asks Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan [...]
Top Obama administration and Pentagon officials signaled a willingness to temporarily accept China’s new, controversial air defense identification zone on Wednesday. Those officials expressed disapproval for the way in which the Asian power has flexed its muscles, and cautioned China not to implement the zone. But they also carved out wiggle room in which [...]
Let’s be clear: At stake are not just some flyspeck islands but regional power balance, a rules-based order, freedom of navigation and access to maritime resources, including seabed minerals. If China gets its way, it will unlock the path to a Sino-centric Asia.
As China accumulates economic and military power, it has increasingly taken to [...]
‘The precedent of allowing China to assert sovereignty of such a vital section of international airspace would be ominous.’; [Referring to China's new ADIZ over the East China Sea]
President Obama’s greatest failures have been in foreign policy, and those failures pose immense danger to our nation.
As China becomes more confident, more nationalistic, more [...]
China’s requirement that flights passing through the zone provide Beijing with notice of such flights, even if their ultimate destination is not China, is unusual. The U.S. generally doesn’t require such notice for aircraft simply flying through the zone en route to elsewhere, according to a Federal Aviation Administration official (although they must carry a [...]