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    Putin’s Maginot Line Exposed by North Korea’s Missile Launch
    May17

    Putin’s Maginot Line Exposed by North Korea’s Missile Launch

    Hey mom there’s something in the backroomI hope it’s not the creatures from aboveWhat if people knew that these were realI’d leave my closet door open all nightI know the CIA would sayWhat you hear is all hearsayI wish someone would tell me what was right – Blink-182 “Aliens Exist” …read more Source: Foreign Policy...

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?
    Apr10

    How Can the West Combat the Global Democratic Recession?

    Map of Eurasia by Regime Type (Source: Freedom House 2017 Nations in Transit Report) Earlier this month, Freedom House released its annual “Nations in Transit” (NIT) report,[1] which painted a disheartening picture for democracy in Eurasia. “Populists’ stunning electoral victories in Europe and the United States have shaken the post–Cold...

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy
    Apr10

    Conspiracy Theories & the St. Petersburg Metro Tragedy

    (Source: kremlin.ru) Everyone likes a good conspiracy. Conspiracies explain a complicated world.[1] …read more Source: Foreign Policy Research...

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise
    Mar27

    Iranian Missile Tests on the Rise

    In February 2017, the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted a test of its Soumar cruise missile. The test was declared a success, and according to reports, the missile flew 600km during flight. The test occurred only a few days after Iran conducted a flight test of its medium range ballistic missile (MRBM). After the MRBM test, the United States...

    Is Trump Russia’s Manchurian Candidate? No. Here’s Why
    Mar06

    Is Trump Russia’s Manchurian Candidate? No. Here’s Why

    “Is Trump a Manchurian Candidate?” The Trump as “Manchurian Candidate” scenario has been a constant query for my colleagues and I since we published our warnings in August and November last year about Russia’s influence campaign on the U.S. presidential election. This loosely plays along the plot line of the 1959 novel and follow up 1962...

    National Security Advisor McMaster: The Good and Bad of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice – General Officer Edition”
    Feb21

    National Security Advisor McMaster: The Good and Bad of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice – General Officer Edition”

    “I’ve got Captain McMaster for MilArt!” West Point cadets enrolled in Military History 302 during the early 1990’s spoke with pride if they were the lucky few drawing McMaster’s section. They studied combat under the tutelage of Desert Storm’s most notable young war hero – the commander of E Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry...

    Clouded Reassurances in Asia
    Feb06

    Clouded Reassurances in Asia

    Last week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first official foreign visit as a member of the Trump administration. It was also the first overseas visit by any member of the new cabinet. The new Defense Secretary spent time in both South Korea and Japan, two of America’s most important allies in Asia. The choice of these two...

    Georgian Splits and Struggles
    Jan27

    Georgian Splits and Struggles

    In Gore Vidal’s stage play turned film, “The Best Man,” President Art Hockstader says, “Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And the strong man takes it and uses it.” The struggles of Georgia’s enduring political rivals to acquire and to hold power, whether it is former President Misha Saakashvili and his...

    Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath
    Oct11

    Georgian Parliamentary Election Results and Aftermath

    [Editor’s Note: This blog entry follows up on the author’s E-Note “Of Georgian Personalities and Politics: European Dreams, National Elections, and Future Days” that appeared on October 7, 2016.] Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream (GD) electoral bloc appears to have won a 49% plurality in the October 8 parliamentary elections....

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