Category Archives: Frontier

The Balkans, A New Birth of Freedom & The Rise of Arab Militancy

Bismark, like any instrument of autocracy, embodied a harbinger of what was to unfold under the aegis of a resurgent Third Reich; but looking further back, this land and its memory of past afflictions of Empire, now welcomes an old … Continue reading

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Apaiser: Peace or Imminent U.S. Defeat, The Parisian Afghani’s & Power Blocks

About 40 miles north of Paris is the lovely town of Chantilly, a town known for horse training.  This luxury town is now witnessing the imminent defeat of America throughout the AfPak region.  How is this so?  America has a … Continue reading

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The Great Gamble

There are two authorities on the AfPak region that are worth reading, Dr. Anatol Lieven who resides at King’s College, London and Ahmed Rashid.  Dr. Rashid currently has residence at Oxford University.  Both men have impeccable credentials along with language … Continue reading

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Andar Uprising

The leading authority on American war aims throughout South Asia, Dr. Fredrick Kagan has remarked that even in an election year with distortions reported from ‘blue on green killings’, American war aims in Afghanistan remain possible. His review of American … Continue reading

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Genocide, Francophile Africa & The Colonial Mind

Contemporary education is no longer capable of discerning nor appreciating the philosophical distinctions that reeled the ancient world, any person familiar with Patristic thought can indeed understand how Francophile Africa, specifically Rwanda became a conduit for genocide.  Yes, the British … Continue reading

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Jeane Kirkpatrick: Reagan’s Iron Lady In Waiting

During the Reagan Administration no one threatened James Baker more than Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick.  How I miss Reagan’s Iron Lady! Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, Cold War hawk; a Conservative with credentials and temperament that horsewhipped the Shia … Continue reading

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Structural Unemployment: The New Reality

Other than George Orwell, I can only think of two men who engagingly wrote about the social impact of superior technology on permanent unemployment:  Milton Friedman & Peter Drucker.  Dr. Drucker is a far more sophisticaed realist than the arcane … Continue reading

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Afgansty

Very few wars end the way they are originally envisioned.  Perhaps this is what informed the old maximum ‘no plan survives contact with the enemy.’  The voluminous output on Afghanistan after September 2001 is staggering.  Unless you follow Central Asian … Continue reading

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Explorers Of The Nile: Victorian Triumph & Tragedy

Africa was always dubbed ‘The Dark Continent’.  This sobriquet never referred to pigment  of skin, instead it referred to the impenetrable geography that immediately arises from the sands of both East and West Africa.  Prior to the invention of the … Continue reading

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The Dogs of War: Unmanned Ariel Vehicles & The Science and Law Of Licit Killing

Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV’s) are remote controlled aircraft equipped with elaborate sensors and weapons that deliver lethal strikes by eyes far away in New Mexico, Nevada or Florida.  They are currently being used by the CIA in the Pakistan tribal … Continue reading

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