America Became a Battlefield in the Russo-Ukraine War in 2016

“It’s time to face the fact that the United States has become the battleground for a ridiculous proxy war between two cousins, Ukraine and Russia. It’s no different than how the United States was the victim of an internal blood feud within Islam on September 11, 2001.”

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After Action Report: Cyber Peace With Russia?

I cut through the partisan miasma and actually perform a cost/benefit analysis of Putin’s proposed joint-Russian-U.S. cyber warfare unit.

The Anatomy of a Lie

“While it is fair to state that political operators, such as Paul Manafort and Carter Page (who are more or less hired guns working for the highest bidder), had some odd dealings in their past with unsavory Russian figures, and while it is also fair to claim that the Trump Organization—a multinational corporation—may have done business with entities linked to Russia, that does not mean that Donald Trump is working in collusion with Russia to advance Russian interests. More important, there is no proof indicating that either Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton.”

PODCAST–Reassuring Words About A Trump Victory

In this Election Night Podcast, I proffer calming words and soothing advice for those audience members who are involved in investing or those who are members of foreign governments, caught totally unawares by Trump’s apparent victory (you wouldn’t have been surprised, had you listened to The Weichert Report more carefully). Anyway, needless to say, there will be great opportunity in the days ahead. Please listen and share!

PODCAST–The 2016 Presidential Election: Donald Trump Will Win

In this podcast, I argue that Donald Trump will win the 2016 Presidential Election, due to ongoing global trends indicating a massive reaction from Right-Wing populists. The rise of Duterte in the Philippines, the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD), and Brexit are but some of the indicators that things are trending away from the post-Cold War Globalist consensus and toward a new nationalism. I hope you enjoy and discuss.

How to Budget for Hard Power In the Age of Restraint

In an increasingly dangerous and fragmented world, the U.S. will need to deter its foes and reassure its friends. However, current economic conditions make such a policy dubious at best. Therefore, this article will discuss how key defense budget reforms will allow for the proper allocation of funds to support the deterrence and reassurance strategy.

Deter & Reassure: America’s Best Defense Strategy

For the entirety of the Obama Administration, the United States has engaged in a foreign policy oriented around cooperating with its adversaries and accommodating them, in order to bring about an international order to that eschews the pitfalls of the 19th century concert of powers or 20th century balance-of-power schemes. President Obama’s foreign policy has yielded terrible results. This essay argues for increased defense spending and enhanced military capabilities, in order to deter American foes and reassure American friends.