Politics

America 20 Years after 9/11 – Better or Worse

2021-09-20

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty or Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

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What's behind Biden's not-so-green request for more oil? Gas prices

2021-08-15

The White House is worried about “the need for reliable and stable global energy markets,” according to a statement by national security adviser Jake Sullivan released on Wednesday...

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Iraq’s Tishreen Uprising: From Barricades to Ballot Box

2021-08-02

The huge demonstrations that rocked Iraqi cities two years ago reverberate still, with the main grievances unaddressed. Protests could arise anew at any time, risking another lethal crackdown.

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Whither the US-German Relationship?

2021-07-27

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way out, and America still vulnerable to Trumpism, Germans can neither rely on their traditional protector nor pursue outright strategic autonomy...

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What Russia, China, Iran Want in Afghanistan When U.S. Troops Leave

2021-07-23

Russia, China and Iran, all influential powers in Asia, are preparing for the U.S. military to leave Afghanistan at a time of aggravated tensions and soaring violence in the war-torn nation with which they have unique and historical ties...

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The Assassination of Haiti’s President Provides more Questions than Answers

2021-07-23

The murder of Haiti’s President Moise seems to be something out of a novel. It has the intrigue of a Fredrick Forsyth novel and the complexity of an Agatha Christie murder. It has Americans, Columbians, and Venezuelans involved....

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America, China, and Taiwan - A Potential Tinderbox?

2021-03-23

At a time when Chinese American relations are at their lowest ebb since the Tiananmen Square Crisis, the US and China met in Alaska to try to resolve some of their issues, which include trade...

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Biden’s Asian Triangle

2021-02-08

The Japan-US alliance remains popular in both countries, which need each other more than ever. Together, they can balance Chinas power and cooperate with China...

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How America Can Shore up Asian Order, A Strategy for Restoring Balance and Legitimacy

2021-01-17

Regional orders work best when they sustain both balance and legitimacy.

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What Lifted Trump Could Sink Biden

2020-12-29

Donald Trump managed to receive 74 million votes despite countless failures for the simple reason that he presided over three years of a high-pressure economy ...

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The Vital but Delicate Task of Reviving the JCPOA

2020-12-15

Where maximum pressure was meant to further limit Irans nuclear work, instead it led to its expansion.

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Assassination of Iranian Nuclear Chief Raises Many Obstacles for Biden

2020-12-06

The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh poses many short terms and long-term questions. First, how was the killing done and who is responsible? How will the US and Iran react?..

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Trump Bruited Strike on Iran Civilian Nuclear Facilities, Which May Kill as Many as Did Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima

2020-11-25

They say that vice president Mike Pence, secretary of state Mike Pompeo and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Gen...

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Why Trump Cries Electoral Fraud

2020-11-09

US President Donald Trump, perhaps unsurprisingly, has alleged fraud in the November 3 presidential election, without offering what anyone would consider real evidence...

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The 2020 Presidential Election – Who will win?

2020-11-03

For all the faith given to polls, they have been somewhat unreliable over the years. There was the 1948 presidential election that showed Dewey ahead of Truman by a sizable percentage.

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An American Civil War

2020-10-25

Who Are the Would Players?

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Capitalism isn't working anymore. Here's how the pandemic could change it forever

2020-10-20

Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.

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Eurasian Geopolitics: US’ Hybrid War on Russian Energy Targets Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria

2020-10-13

The US is ruthlessly waging an intense Hybrid War on Russian energy interests in Europe by targeting the Eurasian Great Power’s relevant projects in Germany, Belarus, and Bulgaria, banking on the fact that even the partial success of this strategy would g

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Emir’s Death Leaves Kuwait Vulnerable to Gulf Rivals

2020-10-03

From family competition and parliamentary rumblings to potential friction with various neighbors, the oil-rich U.S. ally may face a challenging transition.

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Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Has Died

2020-10-02

Spot analysis from Carnegie scholars on events relating to the Middle East and North Africa.

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Battle for the Soul of the US Supreme Court

2020-10-02

The death of the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, last week is more than another fight over nominating and approving a new Supreme Court...

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Is America’s Global Prestige Growing, Shrinking, or about the Same?

2020-10-01

It appears that the survey was delayed bringing the results out closer to the US presidential election to impact them.

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Will the US Military Intervene in the 2020 Election?

2020-09-05

As the November presidential election grows nearer, the number of theories about what will happen continue to grow. Charges about fraudulent ballots ...

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Saudi-Pakistan Rift Develops Over India

2020-08-29

On August 17, Pakistani army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Saudi Arabia to meet with Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, younger brother to the

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