Monthly Archives: July 2014

US Policy in Iraq: Countering ISIS, Formal Policy Brief

While Nouri al-Maliki (a Shia) reels from being over-run by ISIS, its worth noting how he and The White House can formulate a coherent policy to bring Iraq back from the brink. Absent renewed ‘boots on the ground’, the only … Continue reading

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Persian Carpet Ride: What the Mullahs Know

The only Frenchman worth listening to or reading is Amir Taheri.  His latest post is striking in its synoptic scope regarding the Iranian nuclear talks.  He wrote the following: “its not clear who is negotiating with whom.”  Why is this … Continue reading

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Daniel Henninger WSJ & Yeats

I’ve always enjoyed listening to Daniel Henninger from the Wall St. Journal, a protege of Robert Bartley, he’s a familiar voice on John Batchelor’s NYC late night talk radio show.  His latest editorial is titled ‘Obama to World:  Drop Dead’. … Continue reading

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The War on Christianity: Mosul, ISIS & a Lame West

The reason why no one reports on the purge of Christians from Mosul (Iraq) is because the secular world has long harbored hatred for Orthodox Christians.  Now just image if roles were reversed and fundamentalist Christians sough to purge Islam. … Continue reading

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The Mullahs Master Team Obama

If progressives love to ‘talk’ for the sake of ‘talking’, they should know that they’re being mastered by the ultra-realists Mullahs who seek to keep this ‘game’ going to essentially run out the clock while pursuing a nuclear break-out. In … Continue reading

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Inflation & the Federal Reserve

The chatter-media class has hit its note in unison, unemployment is down and inflation is rising.  Even though the recession ended in June ’09, the U.S. economy has been in negative territory since late 2008. How best to explain this? … Continue reading

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Yellen, the Economy & Macro-Prudential Conceit

Central Bankers throughout the U.S. have a real psychological problem, they can’t trust the data that animates the models they study.  This is why character remains the sole foundation for applied politics.  A Paul Volcker or Milton Friedman would not … Continue reading

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The Carnage of Peace: Hamas vs. Israel

The kidnapping and torture of three Israeli teens in Hebron by Hamas and its regional allies ushers in a much needed strategic, moral contrast between an uber-utopian U.S. policy and the Machiavellian realists of Iran and its proxies.  The sad … Continue reading

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