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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.

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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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It Was Always About The Wall

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, December 20, 2018

There was likely never going to be “comprehensive immigration reform” or any deal amnestying the DACA recipients in exchange for building the wall. Democrats in the present political landscape will not consent to a wall. For them, a successful border wall is now considered bad politics in almost every manner imaginable.

Analysis and Commentary

We Need A Better Definition Of ‘Refugee’

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The global asylum and refugee system is no longer fit for purpose. As a beneficiary of that system, I do not make such a statement lightly. The reality is that it is outdated and can no longer cope with the challenges posed by mass violence and global migration today.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Vladimir Putin Is A Terrible Strategist

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, December 17, 2018

President Vladimir Putin has carefully crafted an image as a strong man of action — one whose will and power have single-handedly restored Russia’s status as a great power.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
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Chinese Deal May Change US Navy Ops At Israel’s Port In Haifa

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia World Tribune
Monday, December 17, 2018
A Chinese company with close ties to the communist government will assume control of the civilian port in Israel’s largest port city in 2021.
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"All Indians Should Be Concerned," Says Raghuram Rajan On RBI Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Monday, December 10, 2018

Urjit Patel took over from Raghuram Rajan in 2016, just two months before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's colossal demonetisation move.

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