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A Reckoning Called Pakistan

Today the Trump administration revealed a distinct policy regarding U.S. aid to Pakistan that remained unfulfilled for the fiscal year ending 2016.  This admonishment will definitely anger the ruling Punjabi’s of “the Citadel” who’ve arrogated to themselves a praetorian rule … Continue reading

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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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Venezuela Is Cuba Again!

The ideals of romanticized guerrilla war have a long history throughout Latin America, think of Jesuit priests waging insurgent war against oligarchies sanctioned by the Catholic Church throughout Central-South America; the 1980’s saw the tip of a Russian spear in Nicaragua. … Continue reading

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Islamic Finance Unravels

Dana Gas remains a stellar exploration business in Abu Dhabi, it remains stuck trying to recover nearly $800 million dollars worth of investment in Iraqi Kurdistan.  Having underwritten heavy capital infrastructure with Egypt, it currently faces a liquidity problem, hence … Continue reading

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The Case for War: Target, Regime Change North Korea

The case has yet to be made for regime change in North Korea.  By any standard, its time to unify the peninsula. Team Trump continues its diplomatic initiatives, but that track will exhaust itself quickly, if only to confirm how … Continue reading

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Simone Veil: Elizabeth Taylor of French Politics Dies

Contemporary people demonstrate perpetual blindness by refusing to accept things as they are; maybe only a poet or someone who has suffered can easily understand the necessity of accepting things on there terms.  Reading the obituaries of Simone Veil reminds me of … Continue reading

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Our Afghan Struggle

Having weak borders contributes to the long slog that has become Afghanistan.  Having President Obama for two terms didn’t help either, for as it stands now, the American’s must revisit a phase of our mission that was abandoned by team … Continue reading

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India’s Prospectus: A Market Based Economy?

The Raj lives on in India as a near permanent rentier economy.  Often called the license Raj, the sobriquet is fitting yet damaging.  The ground harnessing this collectivist agenda is geography and history, the twin engines for international relations. Indian consciousness … Continue reading

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A Reckoning Called Qatar

Inter Arab rivalry remains the source of geopolitical friction between Qatar and the House of Saudi on the peninsula.  What makes it deadly is the fiscal and strategic security environment in which its occurring.  Given how weak Riyadh remains after … Continue reading

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The Phantom Menace: Syria

The cynicism animating much of Washington remains at face value, worthless.  That’s because it is born from within the confines of self preservation alone.  Take Syria for example.  The fatal conceit dominating the halls of D.C. is that the U.S. … Continue reading

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