Hamad Karzai Apparently Wants To Get Shot In A Public Square

After thirteen long years, the Afghan War - or at least America's part in it - seems to be coming to a close.  Whatever forces are left will not be in it to change Afghanistan from one of the world's most undeveloped nations to a shining beacon of democracy and liberty.  It's been a hard … Continue reading Hamad Karzai Apparently Wants To Get Shot In A Public Square

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Ukraine’s Burning Because A House Is Divided

(Refer to my previous article about the long term geopolitical history of Ukraine first in case you're new). In the past week, Ukraine's government has gone nuts on its protest movement that just won't take a hint.  The resulting bloodshed is pretty ugly and hardly the image people had of Ukraine, which prior to this … Continue reading Ukraine’s Burning Because A House Is Divided

Revamping a bit and swearing more

If you're coming around here often, no doubt you've noticed some changes.  What the hell do I think I'm doing?  I'll tell you what. I started this website as a hobby.  I wanted to write about geopolitical stuff 'cuz I quite loved doing that, and then I started to chase hits for the sake of … Continue reading Revamping a bit and swearing more

A Sum-Up Of Why China, Japan, And The U.S. Are All At One Another In The Pacific

The Pacific is a lot more interesting than it's been in years, thanks to a great game of ship-building, missile-deploying, and defense-procuring all around the Pacific Rim.  More than Europe, the Pacific is in the middle of a geopolitical struggle for security, prosperity, and dominance between three traditional nation-states.  Everybody wants to be happy, but … Continue reading A Sum-Up Of Why China, Japan, And The U.S. Are All At One Another In The Pacific

The Levantine Mess (Or, What It Looks Like From Jordan These Days)

I just got done with a week's holiday in Jordan, the only country in the region not to have suffered catastrophic civil war, conquest, or some other kind of military disaster in recent years.  I saw a variety of Free Syrian Army coffee mugs (with little slogans etched into them with a nail, like "Damascus … Continue reading The Levantine Mess (Or, What It Looks Like From Jordan These Days)