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The US-Iran Hatefest Heats Up
Since 1979 the United States and Iran have been at loggerheads. The seizure of the United States embassy ...
May 21, 2019
Ukraine Selects a Uniquely (Un)qualified President, Adding to Its Challenges
Ukraine was on the verge of slipping into the “too hard” box for foreign observers and crisis managers. ...
May 8, 2019
Challenges From Legal and Illegal Immigration
“Clay lies still, but blood’s a rover” from “A Shropshire Lad,” A.E. Housman We are all migrants. From ...
April 26, 2019
Canada’s Liberal Party Generates a Tempest in a Thimble
The ongoing Liberal Party self-evisceration has the secondary level fascination for a U.S. observer of watching a slow-motion ...
April 8, 2019
Global Human Rights: The Conundrum
The annual Department of State Human Rights Report (HRR) is a somewhat erratic harbinger of spring. Officially designated ...
March 26, 2019
US Engages ‘Long and Complex Process’ Seeking North Korea Denuclearization
Ya gotta know when to hold ‘em Ya gotta know when to fold ‘em And when to walk ...
March 12, 2019
Canada Must Face All Aspects of Huawei Problem
Keep your friends close and your enemies far away Canada thinks that it has a two-dimensional Huawei Corporation ...
Thinking About China
February 25, 2019
SNC-Lavalin Affair: Canada Goes Back to Its Roots
Canada’s pure-as-the-driven-snow self-image regarding bribery and corruption is getting a “comedownance.”
February 13, 2019
Venezuela: Can Democracy Be Salvaged?
Commentary The United States, South America, and the rest of the globe face acceleration of a “slow-motion train ...
February 4, 2019
David v David (The Book)
For over five years, David T. Jones (retired U.S. diplomat) and David Kilgour (retired Canadian Member of Parliament)—aka ...
February 3, 2019
The Uyghurs Versus China
Commentary “Peace, order, and good government.” Sounds familiar to Canadians, eh? Indeed, such language is embedded in the ...
Thinking About China
January 22, 2019
Liberals in Canada Facing Difficulties as Election Looms
There is an old saw that the Opposition doesn’t defeat governments; governments defeat themselves. The Canadian Liberal Party ...
January 8, 2019
Prospects For ‘Peace on Earth’ in 2019
QUESTION: What are the prospects for “peace on earth” in 2019? ANSWER: Excellent—as soon as Satan learns to ...
December 24, 2018
Once Again the Pain of Ukraine
Ukraine is back. Back to plague the United States, NATO, and Europe generally with the conundrum of how ...
December 11, 2018
Yemeni Cricket…But Yemen Isn’t Disney World
No, Yemen isn’t Disney World. It is one of those “s…hole” countries like “Carjackistan” somewhere near the end ...
November 26, 2018
A Time For Remembrance
Seventy years ago, when I was a child, what then was designated “Armistice Day” for the memory of ...
November 13, 2018
The United Nations: A Malicious Failure
“The United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced ...
October 31, 2018
The INF Treaty: A Reality Check
President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 21 that the United States would withdraw from the INF treaty (full ...
October 26, 2018
Phoenix-Like, a New NAFTA Rises
There is a French phrase, "sauve les meubles" (save the furniture), that implies there has been a disaster ...
October 5, 2018
A Summer of Discontent for Prime Minister Trudeau
If Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hearing a flapping sound recently, it would be from a ...
September 24, 2018
A Hero for the 21st Century?
Hero: A person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character, or (traditional) a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or ability. If you are a reader of history, “heroes” play prominent roles: —Leonidas ...
September 11, 2018
Canada and Saudi Arabia at Loggerheads
When a house cat starts a fight with a wild cat, the results are unlikely to favor the ...
September 1, 2018
Deference to Media Waning Around the World
“Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel” credited to former Indiana Congressman Charles Bruce Brownson ...
August 12, 2018
Russia’s and China’s Leaders a Dangerous Duality
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping lead Russia and China—respectively the world’s second and third most powerful countries. Both ...
July 30, 2018
US and Russia Re-Re-Reset
Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill The classic Churchill maxim remains ...
July 15, 2018
The United States, Canada, and the Tariff War
The U.S.–Canada bilateral relationship has often been described with the hoary maxim that “we are best friends—like it ...
July 1, 2018
Examining the Entrails of the Singapore Summit
The June 12–13 Singapore Summit is over. Now the partisan analysis begins. Is the “glass” half full? A ...
June 18, 2018
Trump Admin Sidesteps Congress to Sell Arms to Middle East Allies
Trump’s Lawyers Come to an Agreement With House Committees to Hold Off on Subpoenas: Report
Rep. Mark Meadows Reviews New Information About ‘Strzok Coverup’
Trump Jr. Hits Back at Pelosi’s ‘Praying’ Comments: ‘I Don’t Think the Party of Infanticide Is Praying for Anyone’
UK Intel Agencies Frame ‘Spygate’ Involvement Ahead of Trump’s Declassification
Honda Recalls 137,000 SUVs for Sudden Air Bag Deployments
Trump Arrives in Japan for Ceremonial Visit
Federal Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Border Wall Donated to Barack Obama
Actor Jon Voight: ‘Trump Is the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’
Trump Cheers U.S. Troops During Stop in Alaska on the Way to Japan