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Trump, Hillary Haters Take a Hard Look at the Constitution Party

Judy Frankel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Speaking in a southern drawl from Memphis, Tennessee, Darryll Castle, Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party answered my questions.

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

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

Book Review: Harry and Arthur

Taylor Dibbert | Posted 03.08.2017 | Home
Taylor Dibbert

Harry and Arthur by Lawrence J. Haas is a well-written, timely and thoroughly researched book. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passed away in 194...

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

NATO Talks a Sham: War in Afghanistan Is Not Ending

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

NATO's founding purpose no longer exists, but NATO continues to circumvent the authority of the United Nations and to provoke other nations. Instead of trying to bolster the organization, we should begin serious discussions to dismantle it.

Max J. Rosenthal

NATO Denies Major War Policy Changes | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

BRUSSELS -- In Brussels, the more things change, the more they stay the same. On Tuesday, the day before NATO's defense and foreign ministers met a...

NATO Starts the Countdown to Chicago

Anders Fogh Rasmussen | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

I can think of no better city to host the NATO Summit than Chicago -- a diverse city with strong, personal links to many of America's European Allies and partners. A city that draws inspiration from its people, and that in turn inspires others around the world.

Samuel Haass

As Defense Secretary Gates Sours on NATO, Policymakers Mixed | Samuel Haass | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Secretary of Defense Robert Gates suggested recently that NATO was at risk of becoming impotent because certain members of the mili...

Afghanistan Rights Monitor Slams Washington Spin About "Progress" in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derrick Crowe

If you can't protect the population generally, from the perspective of COIN doctrine, you lose. If you lack a legitimate host nation government as a partner, you lose. And guess what? According to that doctrine the United States is losing. Badly.

US Seeks Up To 7,000 More NATO Troops For Afghan War

Wall Street Journal | PETER SPIEGEL and STEPHEN FIDLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U.S. and European estimates of the new troops they may get from NATO allies vary from 3,000 to 7,000. Those would complement the additional U.S. force...

ISAF, NATO Launch War goes mainstream on the Internet, Facebook and Twitter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NATO announced a new website complete with links to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. In an eerie flashback to the Vietnam War when the public watched th...

Blood and Oil in Central Asia

Conn Hallinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Conn Hallinan

The struggle between an aggressively expanding NATO and the nascent Russia/China alliance will determine who holds the future high ground in the competition for the world's energy resources.

Sarkozy: France Committed To Bigger Role In NATO

Wall Street Journal | DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Despite strong domestic opposition, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said during the weekend that France remains committed to playing a bigger role in...