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The cold-blooded REALPOLITIK of the American president: Obama’s intellectual calculations in foreign policy, and his heart as cold as stone

Developing Obama seems to have opposed stronger action in Syria and in opposing Russian aggression in the Ukraine out of some demented belief that he…


Not indexed by Google — Censorship by another name: Obama and the Iran nuclear deal

A number of articles of a controversial nature have not been indexed by Google in real time. The latest is the following article, which points…



The great flaw in the Iran nuclear deal: The U.S. says it is not legally binding

Developing See Felicia Schwartz, “Iran Nuclear Deal, If Reached, Wouldn’t Be ‘Legally Binding,’ Kerry Says; But an Iran deal would have enforcement mechanisms, the secretary…




Russian annexation of the Crimea: “A criminal violation of international law” for Merkel in Moscow, but not worth mentioning for Kerry in Sochi

Merkel in Moscow Germans know something about international law, which is enshrined in Article 25 of their Basic Law or constitution, while Americans seem to…


U.S. strategy and leadership needed: The Middle East and other countries hurtle into the Vortex

On some days, the news is so disturbing that you want to take a broader view of what is going on in a region, or…


Ukraine Update: Overview and signficance of the continuing Russan invasion

Developing See Matthew Schofield, “A year after Russia took Crimea, stronger Ukraine military braces for long fight, McClatchyDC, March 5, 2015 (updated 4:17 p.m. EDT)….


Putin’s triumph over the pacifists and appeasers of the West, and the ferocious opponents he may face in the future (revised February 25, 2015)

COMMENTARY Revised February 25, 2015 The pacifists and appeasers who lead Europe and the United States, by taking no effective measures to counter Russian military…