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Ukraine War, May 27, 2022 (III): Americans and Russians who acquiesce in evil

The mass shooting of grade school students and teachers in Uvalde, Texas set me to thinking about the Russian officials and citizens who won’t stand…

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Trump’s coup d’état: A Framework of Inquiry

 Working Draft America’s Lack of Defenses against Authoritarian attempts to seize power. America is in many ways defenseless, because before Trump no one could imagine…


In coronavirus pandemic, China defies international law in the South China Sea–Part I

ENGLISH AND FRENCH Three recent articles describe China’s recent actions in the South China Sea, which appear to violate international law and an authoritative and…





REPRISE (2019) — Veterans’ Day, 2011: “Where have all the flowers gone, long time passing?”

Originally published on November 11, 2011 My uncle died in a field in northern France with a German bullet in his head. To him, and…


Trump Steers Dangerous Course in Venezuela

Developing (uncorrected draft)   Donald Trump has set the United States on a dangerous course in its policy toward Venezuela. The Trump administration seems to…


Keeping Track of Trump’s Foreign Policy: From the Kerch Strait to Russian sanctions, Khashoggi, Syria, and Afghanistan

U.S. foreign policy under the direction of a malevolent simpleton The great challenge facing observers and critics of U.S. foreign policy is to keep track…