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Why would Russia not ally with Iran?
Anti-Russian Sunni are on Russia’s southern border and within the Republics of the former USSR that Putin would like to rebuild. Shia Iran would love to destroy Sunni islam and rebuild the Persian Empire. Russia would love permanent warm-water ports on the Mediterranean (Shia Syria) and the Indian Ocean (Shia Iran). Put an Iranian ally in charge of that? Why not? By foolishly destroying Iraq, an ignorant America destroyed the only regional opponent capable of stopping Iran.
Together Russia & Iran can rid the region of Sunnis; doing so is in […]
Both Foreign Affairs and CATO are writing on the issue of forward deployment of American military forces.
They are starting from the wrong place.
Deployment of military forces is driven by strategy, which is downstream of politics, serving a political goal.
Rather than discuss the best way, or where, to deploy forces, why not backup and discuss the goal? Once the goal is agreed upon, strategy follows.
What is the goal of deploying forces forward in Europe?
If it is to defend Europe, what are we asking those forces, and the American taxpayer to defend?
A) A continent that does […]
Trump’s presence on the world stage is unnerving those, Left and Right, who are invested in the Western post-war order. Their complaint is that he will upset what already is devolving to failure, as acknowledged by the people living in the countries of the West, if not by its out-of-touch elites.
With european fertility nonexistent, and the takeover of all future employment in europe by illiterate muslims as a result, the “West” now consists of N. America, Britain (maybe – post-Brexit, we shall see…), and a mercantilist East-Orthodox Russia trying to Westernize.
Do yourself a favor this weekend or Christmas and drop in to the annihilation of Islam
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Destroys Islam? Check
Realistic plot? Check
Complete deniability? Check
A Great Power acting as such? Check
Excellent reviews? Check
Fun read? You betcha
Riveting, brilliant, terrifying, hopeful, insightful beyond imagining. Turns your worldview upside down alongside a narrative you can’t put down. Truly one of the most extraordinary books I’ve ever read, as an avid fan of fiction and one who has studied China’s modern rise in great detail as a Commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security […]
Think for a moment about the logic behind nuclear nonproliferation.
America tells its allies and the nations it informally defends that they do not need nuclear weapons because of the American nuclear umbrella, that our nukes will deter any enemy with bad intentions, and that no threat exists to independent nations requiring the development of their own nuclear arsenal due to America’s deterrence regime.
This trust in America has worked since the late 1940s.
But where does the world find itself today?
Ukraine voluntarily gave up nuclear weapons it possessed on the promise by America to defend it from enemies. […]