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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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Ukraine: What is to be Done

Ukraine is suffering badly.  The entire southeastern portion just above Crimea is now a wasteland.  Mother Russia controls entire swaths of territory that remain uncontested yet not allied totally to Moscow either.  As it stands now, Ukraine is a lesson … 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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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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5 Strategic Points for Ukrainian Protesters

In order that Ukraine NOT return to another pro-Russian Yanukovych, its important that its own political leadership get its house in order. Let me outline five containment points for success. 1.  The Ukrainian President Viktor Yankovych’s removal from office will … Continue reading

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The Great Betrayal

When Poland’s foreign minister Sikorski along with his German counterpart Frank Walter told Ukrainian protest leadership to sign recent pledge effectively ending the uprising or ‘you’ll all be dead’, was a betrayal of the very moral leadership that ended Soviet … Continue reading

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