“As I’ve argued repeatedly on Capitol Hill and at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.: there’s no going back to the “way things were” since the end of the Cold War. We are in a new era where the Westphalian nation-state retains its primacy in global politics. American policymakers had better start preparing for that day when the EU and likely also NATO cease functioning. That day is coming sooner or later, as evidenced by the plight of Spain.”
“The cynics insist that America’s race against the Russo-Iranian alliance for control over Deir ez-Zor is “about oil.” Not so. Yes, Dear ez-Zor has a great deal of oil in the sands beneath it, but the U.S. objective is geopolitical: we want to stop Iran from expanding its control over the Shia crescent. Denying Iran control over the ancient caravan routes is vital to keeping Iran contained and preventing Iranian hegemony in the region.”
Thomas Flichy de La Neuville, professor of geopolitics at France’s prestigious Saint-Cyr’s military academy recently visited the capital of Iran, Tehran. This is a brief telling of his experiences and thoughts on modern Iran.
The Polish American Congress has invited me to join a panel of 17 Congressional members on 26 September 2017 to speak on the state of European geopolitics.
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz published a brilliant piece on the War in Afghanistan at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy in June of this year. This is a partial republish of that piece.
This lecture will provide a three-dimensional view of Russia, it will contextualize Russian actions over the past decade beyond the headlines, and it will illustrate why U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is misguided (and how to correct the strategic misperceptions).
A 15-minute analysis of how the Trump Administration, along with the Sunni Arab states and Israel is attempting to restore a balance of power in the Mideast aimed at 1) containing Iran, 2) countering Islamic extremism, 3) ensuring the flow of oil, and 4) protecting Israel.
No, the Qatar Diplomatic Crisis is not going to break the Sunni Arab alliance against Iran nor will it harm U.S. interests in the region long-term. Brandon J. Weichert explains why.
From the article: “From the Balkans to Afghanistan; from Georgia to Ukraine, does anyone seriously buy into the notion that deterrence in Europe is still a thing? Really? In each case, the decisive factor was the presence of American forces (or the lack thereof).”
In this SPECIAL REPORT, I explain why Marine Le Pen is likely going to be the next French President. Don’t believe me? If I weren’t right then why are French news agencies saying that they will no longer report presidential polls for the duration of the French presidential election? Read more to find out why!