Category Archives: International Security

“We Hit Back” Featured in Abyss & Apex

I’m very excited to announced that my first published story of 2017, “We Hit Back“, now appears in the sixty-first issue of Abyss & Apex. “We Hit Back” was inspired by a thought experiment about the implications of creating and building … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013: Results

Three years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Two years ago, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2012: Results

In 2011, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of that year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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Niall Ferguson Is My Hero

Niall Ferguson’s recent Newsweek piece, which convincingly and dispassionately argues why the country ought not re-elect Barack Obama, has really irritated the liberal cognescenti. So much so, that progressive patron saint Paul Krugman took time from his summer vacation to … Continue reading

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Barack Obama: Osama Slayer

Since everything seems to come in threes, it seems both Republicans and Democrats are now fighting over another ridiculous campaign non-issue beside the “war on women” and the “war on dogs”: the slaying of Osama bin Laden. On the one … Continue reading

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It’s the Economy, Stupid: Unsolicited Campaign Advice for Mitt Romney

In 1992, President Clinton defeated incumbent President George Bush, Sr. using a campaign slogan cleverly devised by his campaign strategist, James Carville. At a time when the president had decisive foreign policy victories ranging from the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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The Kennedy Way? Clan Over Country or Country Over Clan?

“I believe this country was founded on a simple idea: that every person deserves to be treated fairly, by each other and by their government.” – Joseph P. Kennedy III announcing his bid for Congress Really? Several years ago, Joseph … Continue reading

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Iran: Going through the Motions

The United States, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany agreed today to face-to-face talks with Iran regarding its nuclear program. While I am confident the talks will lead to nothing, they are a necessary component of the United States’ coercive … Continue reading

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Six Silly Questions Reporters Should Not Ask of Anyone Advocating Military Action Against Iran

Reza Marachi and Trita Parsi published a piece on The Huffington Post Friday called “Six Questions Reporters Should Ask of Anyone Advocating Military Action Against Iran.” They take the usual liberal approach that the “silly” warmongering Neanderthals just don’t get … Continue reading

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