For Trump to suggest that Russia should be reinstated is essentially to say that invading and annexing Crimea was OK.Read More Trump’s G7 Putin Play
We think there’s a political and a military solution in Syria while we dither about the political and occasionally unleash the military. But for Assad and his coalition a military solution is the political solution.Read More Skin Or No Skin In A Game Called Syria
Trump is banking on weapons production and sales as a revenue stream (and a source of manufacturing jobs) for the U.S. Likewise, Russia needs new cash flows to offset low oil prices and the effects of Western sanctions.Read More What Arms Race?
History tells us that no nuclear power with missiles it can fire has ever totally denuclearized of its own free will. So expect Kim Jong-un to ask the world in Singapore. If he doesn’t get it, he’ll play for time. Trump has another two to four years. Kim Jong-un has the rest of his life.Read More Thinking Differently About North Korea (Updated)
Black boxes have inputs and outputs, but the connections among them and the rules that govern how causes become effects are purposely opaque so that consent can be manufactured and propaganda can be accepted without evidence.
A few thoughts on how black a box Syria is:Read More Syria Is A Black Box
Corporatist puppets like Neera Tanden and fauxgressives like Howard Dean have to smear Gabbard for the same reasons they went after Bernie Sanders.Read More Resisting Trump Is Fine, But We Should Also Resist The Democrat Smear Machine
The deeper one dives into 21st century advanced, multi-lateral conflict, the more a “chess vs. checkers player” narrative emerges from the optics of the Putin/Trump relationship.Read More Pied Piper Putin
A more “open-ended” narrative that political operatives and the media have a more difficult time managing is that the “Russia, WikiLeaks, and the Election of 2016” story is itself a small part of a larger narrative about America’s particular historical moment.Read More The Geopolitics Of John Podesta’s Idiocy
Here are a few analysis and prediction-heavy notes spinning out of what Democrats may eventually come to see as the most damaging event of this election cycle.Read More That Other Hillary Clinton Email Scandal (Notes On Information Warfare)