Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Race to the Border, Iran’s Shia Land Bridge to the Mediterranean & An Israeli War Emerging

When the Israeli’s hit Iranian Shia militia’s on September 07, 2017 they hit a factory devoted to missile research, the town was Masyaf in western Syria and it was the first time the Israeli’s ever reached deep into Syrian territory. … Continue reading

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Ann Marlowe: The Oriana Fallaci of the Maghreb & Levant Returns

Ann Marlowe’s outstanding contribution to foreign affairs is easy to discern because she reports from regions that aren’t easily covered.  Having dominated the Levant, she’s moved on to cover Libya, Tunisia and the original fault line that began it all, … Continue reading

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The Challenge Shaping African Political Economies: Geography, History & Cultural Patrimony

Africa shouldn’t have the sobriquet:  the dark continent; even clowns like Hugh Trevor Roper, Cambridge Regis chair in modern history knew the limitations of his myopic pronouncement that “Africa had no history“, but the damage was done! Nevertheless, following Hegel … Continue reading

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Warcraft As Statecraft: A Synoptic View of Hegemony from Asia

The opening of BRICS summit in Xiamen China yesterday was instructive, for it taught American force planners how best to view our own weaknesses regarding the dismal science, conflict and trade.  Asian political economies aren’t dovish; Hayek’s concept of an … Continue reading

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