Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

by Rajan Menon Defense Secretary James Mattis remarked recently that a war with North Korea would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.” No kidding. “Tragic” doesn’t even begin to describe the horrors that would flow from such a conflict. The… Continue Reading  

National (In)security: What a Trump Presidency Really Means for Americans at the Edge

By Rajan Menon Donald Trump’s supporters believe that his election will end business as usual in Washington. The self-glorifying Trump agrees and indeed his has, so far, been the most unorthodox presidency of our era, if not any era. It’s… Continue Reading  

Is Trump Headed for a War with China?

by Rajan Menon Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out. Ignore the way National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” and the new president insisted, that, when it comes to that… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Shred the Iran Nuclear Deal?

by Rajan Menon Stack up the op-eds and essays on the disasters that await the world once Donald Trump moves into the White House and you’ll have a long list of dismaying scenarios. One that makes the lineups of most… Continue Reading  

Will the Syria Ceasefire Last?

by Rajan Menon While there are no precise numbers, the carnage in Syria may have consumed as many as 470 thousand lives and forced some 4.8 million Syrians to flee, mainly to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. So the news that the… Continue Reading