Geopolitical

Viewing Russia From the Inside

Viewing Russia From the Inside

Last week I flew into Moscow, arriving at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. It gets dark in Moscow around that time, and the sun doesn't rise until about 10 a.m. at this time of the year — the so-called Black Days versus White Nights. For anyone used to life closer to the equator, this is unsettling. It is the ...

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Iran’s Growing Influence in Hamas

Iran’s Growing Influence in Hamas

Sources in Hamas have disclosed that Iran is renewing its substantial influence on the movement after a visit by a Hamas delegation headed by Hamas Political Bureau member  Mohammed Nasr to Tehran at the beginning of this month.

Hamas attributed great importance to the meeting. The delegation, ...

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Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League

Seeking the Future of Europe in the Ancient Hanseatic League

A bargain, forged in the fires of 2012's economic emergency, has defined the European Union for the past two years. It was an agreement made between two sides that can be defined in several terms — the center and the periphery, the north and the south, the producers and the consumers — but ...

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The New Axis of Evil Waging Unconventional Warfare

The New Axis of Evil Waging Unconventional Warfare

For years, we have warned about the solidifying new Axis of Evil between Russia, China and Iran. It is now fully formed and growing in strength. Already Russia and China’s militaries have grown arguably more powerful than ours if you consider their nuclear arsenals and Obama’s rigorous gutting of ...

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The "New" Cold War and The Partition of Ukraine

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There are reports that Russian tanks are again rumbling into Ukraine. Separatists in eastern Ukraine are looking for other cities and regions to join them. The West seems powerless to stop the aggression, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declares that the world is on the brink of a new ...

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What the Fall of the Wall Did Not Change

What the Fall of the Wall Did Not Change

Twenty-five years ago, a crowd filled with an uneasy mixture of joy and rage tore down the Berlin Wall. There was joy for the end of Germany's partition and the end of tyranny. There was rage against generations of fear. One fear was of communist oppression. The other fear was of the threat of a ...

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Traveling Through Multiple Europes

Traveling Through Multiple Europes

Europe is overcrowded with people and with nations. Six decades ago, the need to suppress the dangerous forces of nationalism led to the unprecedented political, economic and social experiment now known as the European Union. The hundreds of thousands of EU citizens working across the Continent and ...

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The Similarities Between Germany and China

The Similarities Between Germany and China

I returned last weekend from a month-long trip to both East Asia and Europe. I discovered three things: First, the Europeans were obsessed with Germany and concerned about Russia. Second, the Asians were obsessed with China and concerned about Japan. Third, visiting seven countries from the Pacific ...

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Yemen Changes Hands. Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?

Yemen Changes Hands. Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?

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