Category Archives: Russia

An Emerging Domestic Presidency

The current health care debate is actually the third; Obama’s initial tenure rammed through the ‘Affordable Care Act‘, Trump’s initial foray at the beginning of his presidency  and now the U.S. Senate failure to ‘repeal & replace‘.  It looks like … Continue reading

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Russia’s New Weapon: A Torpedo Traveling 5K miles per hour.

Its called supercavitation.  The tip of the torpedo has a frontal device that blows bubbles of vapor (cavities) effectively permitting the torpedo faster propellent with almost no water drag.  The Russians have it and have perfected the technology.  Let’s review. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tutorial on Russian Aggression

While team Obama resides in Poland fortifying NATO resolve, it would help if his executive team embraced realism.  It won’t happen, but we need a brief outline explaining Putin’s aggressive posture throughout the Mediterranean and Baltic region.  The Russian leaders … Continue reading

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Arnold Toynbee Meets Putin

The ten volume set of A Study of History isn’t in print any longer, I’m told that Oxford University Press is considering reprinting the entire series, including maps and the noted final volume titled ‘Reconsiderations’, nevertheless, a classicist like Toynbee would … Continue reading

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Russia: Why Worry?

Vladimir Putin’s first major expression for power politics was to lay waste to the Georgian city of Grozny.  Next he criminalized its domestic political economy by jailing all domestic opponents beginning with Andrey Vyshinsky.  He then proceeded to blow-up its … Continue reading

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The Fatal Conceit of the West

The fatal conceit of the west is discerned when academics affiliated to the intellectual mores of German idealism begin to conceive of power relations outside of history.  Think Kissenger, Hegel or worse yet, Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History’ charade. Let’s … Continue reading

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Putin’s Next Move

Putin’s next move is easy.  Split any/all coalition that U.S. seeks to develop.  This has already been done with Germanic/Polish perfidity.  If the U.S. doesn’t any unilaterally, then it should seek to punish Putin with long term diplomatic, economic consequences. … Continue reading

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Putin: The Return

Vladimir Putin is overextending his hand.  Like all autocrats, he cannot accept a losing hand.  He wants a conflict over the status of Ukraine and Crimea.  Having a weak U.S. executive and a compliant E.U helps Putin.  This will get … 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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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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