On Ukraine, NATO Doubles Down

Because of NATO’s insistence on expanding eastward, we have the current conflict in Ukraine. And Ukraine is quickly becoming a failed state and a humanitarian crisis. Nonetheless, NATO is undeterred. This alliance continues to be the biggest threat to pan-European...

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Reckless Taiwan Policy

For decades Washington has adhered to the ‘One China’ policy. And that included Taiwan. For better or worse it has kept the peace in the region. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taipei puts this in question. Is the Biden administration needlessly and recklessly...

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The Ukraine Walk-Back?

Just what exactly is the West’s policy approach to Ukraine? Should Kiev negotiate a peace or should it fight on indefinitely? And what is NATO’s end game? What does winning mean? Meanwhile, despite sanctions, Russia is creating political facts on the ground....

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Ukraine: Total War?

The US and its NATO allies claim they are continuing to send massive military aid to Ukraine. At the same time, Washington appears to have no interest in a negotiated end to the conflict. This begs the question: What is Washington’s policy goal? Could it be direct...

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Hybrid War

There is no shortage of growing tensions in eastern Europe. There is the growing EU-Belarus standoff over illegal migration. There are western reports that Russia is amassing troops within its own borders. And of course, there is the self-inflicted crisis of European...

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Intel worship

Remember the great 1964 film “Dr. Strangelove”? Do you remember the subtitle of the film? It was “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” Well, I have a 2021 updated subtitle when it comes to the surveillance state: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love...

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Crosstalk: 'Russia, Russia, Russia!'

Even after Russiagate was debunked as a hoax, this conspiracy theory lives on. In fact, it appears to have become part and parcel of our political discourse. If you oppose someone or an idea, all you have to do is blame Putin and Russia. No facts necessary, slurs and...

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