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Trump Wants Out Of NATO: A Gift To Russia, Or A Gift To Germany?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Russian Times
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A report has emerged which claims the US president has been incessantly attempting to pull the US out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Western media has portrayed this idea as a gift to Russia, and not much else.
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Cyberspectives: Exploring Cybersecurity And Geopolitics With Chris Bronk

interview with Chris Bronkvia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In this episode, Chris Bronk discusses the geopolitical implications of cybersecurity, including how control of information—and misinformation—impacts international relations.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is All About Him. That’s Not Good For Us, Or The Rest Of The World

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Snap troop withdrawal from Syria? Overnight decisions for a dramatic military draw-down in Afghanistan? America’s foreign-policy and national-security establishment is reeling from the rapid-fire changes, declarations and White House edicts. Our allies are shocked, too.

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Maloney: China – Do You Really Want To Do Business With These People?

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Province
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Most Canadians are rightly perplexed by high-level concern over the relationship between the Huawei affair, the legitimate apprehension of a key Chinese person of interest in that affair, and the subsequent seizure of two Canadians by Chinese authorities under extremely dubious circumstances.
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Russia's Seizure Of Ukrainian Ships, Sailors Brings Muted U.S. Response

quoting Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.
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The Shutdown's Cybersecurity Costs

quoting Andrew Grottovia Axios
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The government is on hiatus. Enemies of the U.S. are not.


The Departure Of Mattis And Engagements In The Middle East

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Friday, December 21, 2018

The near-destruction of ISIS in a matter of months (losing 99 percent of its landed caliphate), the restoration of sound defense budgeting, a reestablished sense of deterrence, and stable recalibration with allies were the signature achievements of James Mattis. And it seems a mistake not to have him finish a four-year stint at Defense.

Analysis and Commentary

This Is Not What Vladimir Putin Wanted For Christmas

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Vladimir Putin won’t find many great presents under the Christmas tree this year. Orthodox Christian religious leaders worldwide are weakening an important institution that gave him outsize power and legitimacy.
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Security Concerns Prompt Haifa Investigation

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Port Strategy
Thursday, December 20, 2018

In a move that could have repercussions for China’s investment in overseas ports, Israel has launched a review into a Chinese deal to develop part of the port of Haifa, amid US security concerns.

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Pulling Out Of Syria Is The Right Move

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Chicago Tribune
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria can’t be taken at face value. His impulsive, unpredictable and uninformed style of operation always leaves the possibility that whatever he promises today will be discarded tomorrow. But if he actually follows through, it would be a net plus.


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