If Brexit Now Fails, the West Will Gain

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by Robert E. Hunter The massive defeat for Brexit in the British Parliament by more than 200 votes means that the whole issue gets sent back to the drawing board. There are only 73 days before the magic moment when,… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Great Game and Why It’s Failing

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by Alfred McCoy For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to ignore the basics of geopolitics that have shaped the fate… Continue Reading  

The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East

Aerial port quarter view of the Forrestal Class, Aircraft Carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60) tied up at the British Naval Base at Diego Garcia.  The ship stopped at the British Protectorate during her 1987 deployment.  Visible on the flight deck as F-14A Tomcats, A-6E Intruders and E-2B Hawkeye aircraft.

by David Vine First, they tried to shoot the dogs. Next, they tried to poison them with strychnine. When both failed as efficient killing methods, British government agents and U.S. Navy personnel used raw meat to lure the pets into… Continue Reading  

Washington’s Great Game and Why It’s Failing

Sicherheitskonferenz am 01.02.2014 in München. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt

by Alfred McCoy For even the greatest of empires, geography is often destiny. You wouldn’t know it in Washington, though. America’s political, national security, and foreign policy elites continue to ignore the basics of geopolitics that have shaped the fate… Continue Reading  

Ukraine vs. 1941 Yugoslavia: Choices & Consequences

by Wayne White Most historic parallels are far from perfect. Yet regarding what transpired in Ukraine leading up to the current crisis, an episode from World War II does seem instructive about the risks associated with shifting from accommodation to… Continue Reading