The War for the President’s Mind

The Woodward book is supposed to be a blow against the Trump administration for supposedly depicting an administration in “chaos,” but it actually manages to show the foreign policy aspect of Trump’s White House in its best light, albeit unintentionally. Woodward, being the swamp-creature that he is, uncritically cites administration officials who denounce Trump’s Singapore … Continue reading “The War for the President’s Mind”

Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel

Most Americans would place limitations on U.S. aid to Israel under laws triggered by its nuclear weapons program. When told the CIA believed Israel has nuclear weapons, 54.8% of Americans agreed that Arms Export Control Act limitations to the non-signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) should apply. Question: Arms Export Control … Continue reading “Americans Would Limit Aid to Nuclear Israel”

Troops Deployed to Turkish Border; 20 Killed in Iraq

The Iraqi government announced that troops will be deployed along the international border between Iraqi Kurdistan and Turkey to stop incursions by the neighboring country and to document any airspace violations in order to report them to the United Nations. Turkey regularly conducts cross-border operations which target alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (P.K.K.) sites. On Friday, … Continue reading “Troops Deployed to Turkish Border; 20 Killed in Iraq”

Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court

On February 12, 2010, US Army Rangers conducted a nighttime raid on a home in the village of Khataba, outside Gardez, Afghanistan. Dozens of men, women and children, including the district prosecutor and local police chief, had gathered at the house to celebrate the naming of a newborn baby just before the raid occurred. The … Continue reading “Why John Bolton Really Hates the International Criminal Court”

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli "peacemaker" is like the mythical phoenix, continually resurrecting from its ashes. In a recent article in Al-Monitor, Beilin wrote in support of the idea of a confederation between Israel and Palestine. A confederation "could prevent the need to evacuate settlers and allow those interested to live in Palestine … Continue reading “The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords”

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era

In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown. But by looking at … Continue reading “Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era”