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Canada at 150, With Satisfaction if not Excitement
Canada celebrated its 150th birthday as a nation on July 1. Ho hum. Not just "ho hum" from ...
July 4, 2017
Brexit: Once More Into the Breach
One might opine, "A funny thing happened on the way to the Brexit." Essentially, UK Prime Minister Theresa ...
June 20, 2017
NATO’s Shibboleth, Article 5 and Member’s Contributions
Sometimes it is valuable to review the realities underlying myths. And with the media filled with hissy fits ...
June 6, 2017
Iranian Elections Pose Questions
The lesser of two evils is still…evil. Make no bones about it. (Re)elected President Hassan Rouhani is a ...
May 23, 2017
International Trade and the Trump Administration
For decades, international trade and concurrent "trade agreements" have been touted by economists as the epitome of the ...
May 9, 2017
New ‘Great Game’ in Play on the Korean Peninsula
Historically, the "Great Game" was played both diplomatically and militarily as Great Britain maneuvered against Czarist Russia to ...
April 25, 2017
Brexit Prompts Bombast as Prime Minister May Invokes Article 50
The sky did not fall. Brexit happened and, ho-hum, life continued apace. The flocks of "Chicken Littles" needed ...
April 11, 2017
Republicans Can’t Square Health Care Circle
We are outliving our design specifications. The ages-old, Biblical projection of a "three score and 10" life expectancy ...
March 28, 2017
Refugees Find Canada’s Southern Border
First it was a joke. With every U.S. election, a variety of Democrat dim bulbs in the Hollywood ...
March 12, 2017
Civility: Where Did It Go?
Consider how President Trump, his family, and his administration are often treated: President Trump is insane; following psychiatric ...
March 1, 2017
Organ Transplants and Scarcity, Innovation, and Politics
We all want to live a long time. And in vigorous good health while doing so. Modern society ...
February 14, 2017
Trump and the Trumpeteers: What They Mean for the US
Since the Nov. 9 election of Donald J Trump as the prospective (and now actual) president of the ...
February 1, 2017
The Ukraine: A Forgotten Foreign Affairs ‘Pin Up’
Sometimes there is the impression that Western leadership can only hold one crisis in their minds at a ...
January 16, 2017
Looking Forward and Backward With the New Year
The two-faced Roman god Janus provides the derivation for "January"—a point in the calendar when we are challenged ...
January 2, 2017
Israel: The Struggle for Peace Continues
Nobody ever lost money betting against peace in the Middle East. Indeed, it seems as if the last ...
December 19, 2016
Castro: A Vicious Dictator Dies
Only the Good Die Young Certainly, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro was neither young (died at 90), let alone ...
November 30, 2016
Trump Faces Foreign Policy Challenge in East Asia
First, some reality checks. President Trump will not be a "foreign policy president"—at least not to begin his ...
November 21, 2016
What Does and Doesn’t Happen If Trump Wins
As you read this, it is the day before the U.S. presidential election. The principal party candidates remain ...
November 6, 2016
Peacekeeping Is a Feckless Exercise
To be a good peacekeeper, first you must be a good soldier—General Gordon Sullivan, former-U.S. Army Chief of ...
October 25, 2016
Syria: A Humanitarian and Foreign Policy Disaster
The proverbial "law of holes" states, "When you find yourself in one—stop digging." So far as Syria is ...
October 10, 2016
South and North Korea Are Bottled Scorpions
The Cold War adage that the United States and the Soviet Union were akin to two scorpions in ...
September 26, 2016
The G-20’s Display of Irrelevance
The Hangzhou G20 Summit is over; it ended with a substantive whimper after more than enough media splashes ...
September 12, 2016
Organ Harvesting: The Abuse Continues
While providing some editing assistance, we became convinced that the horrible was happening. The logic was implacable: there ...
August 29, 2016
The Olympics: Time for Some Rethinking
The Latin Olympic motto, translated in English as "faster, higher, stronger" could, unfortunately, be supplemented by the addition ...
August 14, 2016
Talking Turkey With Ankara
"When you strike at the king, you must kill him." —old political axiom On July 15, substantial elements ...
August 1, 2016
Navigating the Tempest in the South China Sea
The international rule-of-law contretemps in the South China Sea is no longer a yappy Beijing Pekingese but rather ...
July 18, 2016
Brexit Will Bring Changes, but How Much Change Is Not Clear
That "things will change" is obvious, what is less obvious is what will change and how and when ...
July 4, 2016
Tens of Thousands of Hong Kong Protesters Plead for US Help
Gaetz Kicked Out of Impeachment Hearing, Claims Democrats Barring House Judiciary Committee Members
Trump: 1,000 US Troops Leaving Syria to Remain in the Region to Stop ISIS Revival
Mimi Nguyen Ly
China’s Latest Trade Data Reveal Economic Trouble Ahead, as Future of US–China Trade Talks Remains Unclear
Report: 5 Virginia Universities Discriminate Against Asian-Americans in Admissions
Jim Jordan Denounces ‘Secretive Impeachment Proceedings’ After Matt Gaetz Was Kicked out of Hearing
Trump’s Former Russia Adviser Testifies in Democrat-Run Impeachment Inquiry
Health Care for Illegal Immigrants Could Cost Up to $23 Billion a Year: Report
Pelosi, Graham Agree to the Need for Bipartisan Response to Trump’s Move in Syria
Rep. Byrne to Introduce Resolution Ordering Biden Probe by House Panels