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Trump Facing Stiff Resistance On Paris Climate Accord

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Recorder (CA)
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Trashing the Paris Agreement made for a great campaign prop at Donald Trump’s rallies, where the climate change accord was portrayed as a product of the out-of-touch, insufferable elites that Trump pledged to sweep from power.

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Muslim Refugee

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Point of View
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ayaan Hirsi Ali begins her commentary with these words: “I was a Muslim refugee once. I know what it’s like.” She was en route to Canada to consummate a marriage arranged against her will by her father. At the Frankfurt Airport, she fled to the Netherlands. There she learned Dutch and received a master’s degree in political science before coming to America.

Analysis and Commentary

Germany Has Taken Itself Out Of The Nuclear Running

by Josef Joffevia Financial Times
Monday, February 13, 2017

[Subscription Required] By 2023, the country will have none of the wherewithal for a weapons option.

Analysis and Commentary

NATO’s In Crisis! (Again)

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Thursday, February 16, 2017

[Subscription Required] Stan Sloan, who in 1983 wrote one of the very best books about NATO says that the three oldest refrains in the West are: NATO is in crisis; deterrence is breaking down; and we need new thinking. All of which perfectly captures the furore about Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s putative threat to NATO allies.

Analysis and Commentary

Move Over, Stock Market: The U.K. Statisticians Are Contending

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In 1996, U.K. statisticians estimated 10 recessions between 1955 and 1995. In 2012, other U.K. statisticians "disappeared" 3 of them.


The Three-Headed Hydra Of The Middle East

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Trump has inherited a matrix of problems that primarily stem from Iran, Russia, and ISIS.

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Vladimir Putin And The Reichswehr

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategic mischief reveals him to be an astute student of history. While every Russian knows something about the Red Army’s heroics in the “Great Patriotic War,” Putin, a former KGB man, studied the enemy. 


More Questions About McGahn In The Flynn Imbroglio

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Washington Post reported on Monday that it was “unclear what the White House counsel, Donald McGahn, did” when Acting Attorney General Sally Yates told him last month that Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about his phone conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Analysis and Commentary

The Last Of The Tsars By Robert Service Review – Dispelling The Myths

featuring Robert Servicevia The Guardian
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The historian and biographer has written an unsentimental, surprising account of Nicholas II from his abdication in March 1917 to his execution.

In the News

Trump Counsel Was Warned Flynn Could Be Blackmailed

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The resignation of White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has thrust into the spotlight another key member of President Trump’s inner circle: White House Counsel Don McGahn.