American identity is key to understanding U.S. geopolitics

Go back to 2015. In the politically placid Obama years, the trends seemed logical, forwarding-looking, and strategic. America was pivoting to Asia, for China's rise was clearly a much greater threat to U.S. power than whatever might happen in the Middle East. It was signing a nuclear deal with Iran, for to have balance in … Continue reading American identity is key to understanding U.S. geopolitics

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Quit Talking About World War III

Especially after the downing of a Syrian jet by the Americans. It's in The Sun, on talk radio, and of course whispered by the "underground" corners of the Internet.  Passive monitoring of geopolitical movements have led far too many to conclude the next world war is right around the corner. It isn't.  Not that it can't be, just that it … Continue reading Quit Talking About World War III

The Islamic State, The 30 Years’ War, and How This Wretched New War May Be Worth Fighting After All

The Islamic State is everything horrible that's been brewing the Middle East since 1979 finally come to fruition.  At long last, all those nasty clerics who have been saying "Islam is the solution" have territory and intend on holding it. But as backwards as the political program of the Islamic State is, the entire affair … Continue reading The Islamic State, The 30 Years’ War, and How This Wretched New War May Be Worth Fighting After All