In 2013, the Turks, a NATO partner, wanted access to U.S. Patriot missile defenses to protect against any spillover from the Syrian Civil War. The Obama Administration refused. Since that point, U.S.-Turkish relations have collapsed and NATO has quietly broken because of this. The recent Turkish invasion of Syria merely highlights this fact.
The Syrian Kurds worked with the US against ISIS. That alliance ended the moment the fight against ISIS did. As England’s Lord Palmerston said, “Nations have no permanent friends or allies; they only have permanent interests.”
Turkey’s return to a small strip of northern Syria is not historically new. And Turkey’s presence just might complicate Iranian ambitions for expanding beyond their territory into the Levant.
In my September 22, 2019 op-ed at The American Spectator, I assessed where Iran will inevitably attack and how it might use asymmetrical warfare in an attempt to weaken President Trump’s reelection chances in 2020 (and why all of Iran’s plans are doomed to fail).
In my September 15, 2019 op-ed for The American Spectator, I argue that the United States must spearhead the creation of an Israeli-Saudi Arabian NATO-like alliance to balance against Iran’s growing threat.
My friend and colleague at the Gatestone Institute, Gordon G. Chang, interviewed me about the ongoing tech war and Chinese strategic ambitions in the high-tech field. Needless to say, China is a threat that seeks to displace the United States in the valuable high-tech space…and American policies may be helping China achieve just this.
Earlier this year, the Chinese made an announcement that they were moving up the timetable for their lunar program from 2036 to 2029. Dr. Jim Rice argues this is because they want to compete for valuable lunar real estate with America’s reinvigorated lunar program.
In my inaugural piece at the new publication, Real Clear Public Affairs, I warn that the US is susceptible to a cyberspace Pearl Harbor attack. I address how to defend ourselves.
The Chinese have a plan for global domination. Space plays a key role in their ambitions. Not only do they hope to become the seat of technological innovation and advancement, but Beijing also dreams of knocking the US from its dominant position in orbit by targeting US satellite constellations and by becoming the premiere power exploiting the natural resources of space.
In my recent op-ed for American Greatness, I was the first of apparently many to make the case that Trump’s gambit for Greenland was actually about denying China access to the Arctic Circle.