Tag Archives: In the News

Interview with Edward Luttwak

Interview here with the always wise and insightful Edward Luttwak. A rather humorous selection: There have been many different explanations given over the past 10 years for the strength of the American-Israeli relationship, ranging from the idea that Israel has … Continue reading

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Economist Interview with Kaplan

Over at The Economist, they have a video interview up with Robert Kaplan. Enjoy.

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Why Are We Wasting Time on Nuclear Talks?

This author is confused. Why is the United States still actively seeking to engage in nuclear talks with North Korea? North Korea’s nuclear program is about regime survival, prestige, self-sufficiency and national defense. Pyongyang has made the strategic decision that … Continue reading

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War without Boundaries

In the aftermath of the recent mail bombs sent from Yemen to the Unites States, the White House may finally have been pushed over the line to officially begin an unofficial war against Yemen. The Obama administration is debating a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Iraq’s Church Bombing

I was saddened to read of the killing of more than 58 people in the hostage incident in a Catholic church in Baghdad. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility, and simultaneously issued a threat and warning to Coptic Churches in Egypt. Earlier … Continue reading

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Social Awkwardness in World News

For whatever reason, I happened to come across three stories that brought up very socially awkward situations — in Britain, France, and Japan. First, we have this gem on social awkwardness in the Japanese corporate workplace: Mr. Sakamoto, a sales … Continue reading

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Forcing Ourselves to Define & Declare Victory

With all the discussion of the official end to US combat operations in Iraq, a key point for critics and proponents of the war and the current President is whether we have really won. Indeed, approximately 50,000 American troops remain … Continue reading

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Air Force Pounds MILF

Well well, quite! Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets MANILA, Philippines – Air Force attack planes pounded yesterday the position of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Guindulungan, Maguindanao, as fighting between government troops and guerrillas entered its … Continue reading

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News Round up for the Weekend

* Have Al Qaeda in Iraq been effectively defeated? STRATFOR is cautious about predicting that, but the conclusion I draw from reading their article is — yes. * A Chinese Navy helicopter was likely ignoring orders when it flew towards … Continue reading

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Monumental Fiasco

Senegal has unveiled the African Renaissance Monument, built near Dakar International Airport. The ceremony marking completion was held last week on the 50th anniversary of Senegal’s independence from France. At 50 meters in height, it is taller than the Statue … Continue reading

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