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Senate Should Reject NATO Membership For Montenegro

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.30.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

The U.S. once created military alliances to advance its own security. Today Washington treats them like social organizations, which every nation shoul...

Montenegro Tests U.S. Foreign Policy Independence

Michael Haltzel | Posted 01.27.2017 | World
Michael Haltzel

It is not often that the relationship with a country whose population is smaller than that of Washington, D.C. serves as a litmus test of American for...

Stop Montenegro From Joining NATO

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.08.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The finest compliment that can be paid to Montenegro today is that it doesn't matter internationally.

#Trump Or #Milosevic: Who's More Dangerous?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Trump is more dangerous, even if not as clever.

U.S. Should Stop Collecting Allies Like Facebook Friends

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.17.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Trump gets one big concept very right. He's not interested in reassuring allies. Or, as he might put it, he won't make nice to a bunch of wimpy leeches living off of America. If he's president, party-time at U.S. expense finally might be over.

Hidden Gems of Europe

College Tourist | Posted 08.01.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa 8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences. Travelers flock to Euro...

From the Baltic to the South China Sea, Russia and China See One Foe -- the U.S.

Artyom Lukin | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Artyom Lukin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Two years ago, I wrote that America was pushing Russia and China to form an anti-Western quasi-alliance, possibly recreating conditions that led to past conflicts. Unfortunately, things have only gotten worse since then.

Europe in Flux: An Unusual Journey

Michael Haltzel | Posted 05.25.2016 | World
Michael Haltzel

I have just returned from a ten-day trip with the somewhat unusual itinerary of Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Austria. The countries vary widely in virtually every way, but they share one characteristic of contemporary Europe: a struggle to adapt to rapid and wrenching change.

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

Confronting ISIS and Russia, NATO Is as Relevant as Ever. But It Must Adapt to Survive.

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Make no mistake -- NATO is by far the strongest and most capable military alliance in history. But big challenges loom as a new commander takes the reins in Europe. First, he must improve NATO's cybersecurity. There are still big, gaping holes in NATO's readiness in the area of offensive cyber action.

Trump Versus Rubio: Surprising Man of (Relative) Peace Vs. War-Happy Neocon

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Republican voters face a bad choice. The Donald's shortcomings are manifest. Marco Rubio may be young, well-spoken, and attractive. But his foreign policy judgment is awful. If you want more foolish, costly, and unnecessary wars, vote for Rubio.

The Mediterranean Coast's 10 Best-Kept Secrets | Posted 01.08.2017 | Travel

By Michelle Schuman for the Orbitz Travel Blog Ibiza, Nice, the Amalfi Coast. These Mediterranean gems are popular for good reason: gorgeous beaches,...

Why Is NATO Inducting Military Midgets Like Montenegro?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.08.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

Montenegro neither threatens nor is threatened by anyone. Adding it to NATO is like accumulating Facebook Friends. They do little more than allow preening Washington officials to wander the globe gloating how popular the U.S. is.

On Montenegro's March to NATO

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

As for me, Montenegro's march to NATO was no surprise. Indeed, I was part of the march, when it started back in 1999. At that time, I was a State Counselor to Montenegro and advisor to President Milo Djukanovic, a position I held until 2003. Yes, he is the same Milo Djukanovic who has led the march since day one and is still president.

NATO's Invitation of Montenegro Betrays Folly and Lack of Strategic Vision

David Oualaalou | Posted 12.13.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

The 66½-year-old, 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization has had its hands full lately over rising Mideast tensions, particularly NATO member T...

A Call To All Albanians

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

It is Wednesday 9-December-2015. Only the day before former Albania's Finance Minister Arben Malaj has invited me to present "The Drama Of Albania" before his elite master's students at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tirana.

The Meaning of Montenegro's NATO Membership

Michael Haltzel | Posted 12.08.2016 | World
Michael Haltzel

In the run-up to NATO's invitation, Moscow used bribery, fomented unruly demonstrations in Montenegro, and warned that membership would constitute a provocation.

Do U.S. & EU Now Need Bosnia as Partner Even More Than Vice Versa?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc


Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

13 Aussie Sharks Spotted in Bondi, at Water Polo by the Sea

Dominique Kane | Posted 03.07.2015 | Sports
Dominique Kane

A bull shark emptied Australia's Bondi Beach of people for nearly two hours on Friday, and had its 15 minutes of fame. But by Saturday, it had all but been forgotten in favor of a different breed of shark.

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.