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Fire in the East

While most geopolitical fears are focused on the Middle East, it would be wise to also kee...

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Down, But Still Russian

Walking around central Moscow, the thing you notice is the Russians—I mean, the near-tot...

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Chinese Uighurs

Give ’em a Country

Sometimes you write a column just so you can forever after refer people to it. “Oh, that...

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Ten Great Things About the Japanese

People around the world were deeply impressed by the manner in which the Japanese handled ...

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World Government Aborning?

On a recent trip to New York, I did something radically different from my usual forays bac...

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Why Africa Has Gone To Hell

Why Africa Has Gone To Hell

White Zimbabweans used to tell a joke"€”what is the difference between a tourist and a r...

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Shakedown in Copenhagen

Shakedown in Copenhagen

If you would know what Copenhagen is all about, hearken to this nugget in The Washington P...

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Abandonment Issues

Abandonment Issues

When America is about to throw an ally to the wolves, we follow an established ritual. We ...

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Empire of Lies

Empire of Lies

What does imperialism mean? It means the assertion of absolute force over others. ~Robert ...

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Pretense in Pittsburgh

Pretense in Pittsburgh

As another G20 meeting rolls around, this time on home soil, the time comes once again for...

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Cold War Nostalgia

Cold War Nostalgia

The hysteria from U.S. "€œconservatives"€ over the White House's decision not to base...

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The “€œSuperpower”€ Conceit

The “€œSuperpower”€ Conceit

The great foreign policy initiative unleashed by the Obama administration, the one that is...

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Chinese Imperialism and Its Discontents

Chinese Imperialism and Its Discontents

Beijing has a Uighur problem. The current constitution of the People’s Republic of...

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Bear Hug

Bear Hug

Germany’s future lies to its Right. Otto von Bismarck, Germany's prince of diplomac...