Monthly Archives: February 2018

Nigeria: African Fault Line with Islamism

When the newly elected Nigerian president Muhammad Buhari was elected in 2015, he advanced a coalition called the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of African nation states devoted to assisting Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.  With Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and … Continue reading

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The Saudi’s Go Nuclear

It was only a matter of time.  Give the growing challenges that besiege this Kingdom, bin Salman had to acquiesce to the challenge thrown down by Iran and achieve parity with the Shia.  The House of Saud wants nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Secular Stag Out of the Barn & How Trump and Obama Remain Parochial Presidencies

When Lawrence Summers went back to the old keynesian playbook to justify a faltering economy of ultra low interest rates, militant intervention and macro-prudential efforts, he found the canard of secular stagnation a useful term to explain how (why) the … Continue reading

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Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s Proxy & America’s Long Vision for SW Asia

Contemporary analysts don’t study military history, specifically civil military relations.  Its reserved for generals who attend secular universities or the uncommon scholar who insists on studying varying political regimes and their dependent relations with the United States.  When McMaster wrote … Continue reading

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