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Waiting for someone to please do something, the world waits some more

Waiting for someone to please do something, the world waits some more

By Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

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Loud and clear signals from Egypt: Rules of its game with West have changed

Loud and clear signals from Egypt: Rules of its game with West have changed

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — When the government of erstwhile U.S. ally Egypt shut down seventeen Western pro-democracy groups, trashed their Cairo offices, and slapped travel bans on some of their staff, political relations between Washington and Cairo hit a new and unexpected low. Just a year after a tumultuous political uprising topped […]

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State of the globe nothing to cheer about: UN report warns jobs crisis ignored, downturn looms

State of the globe nothing to cheer about: UN report warns jobs crisis ignored, downturn looms

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Following two years of anemic and uneven recovery from the global financial crisis, the world economy is teetering on the brink of another major downturn.” That’s the sober assessment of a key UN report which warns that “output growth has already slowed considerably during 2011 and anemic growth […]

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Amateur hour in year four

Amateur hour in year four

By Sol W. Sanders Back in prehistory, during The Cold War, students of arcane Kremlinology — the science and art of trying to unravel what Winston Churchill called “a riddle wrapped in an enigma” — identified a dangerous heresy. “Mirror-imaging”, it was called, defined as attributing to Moscow our own motivations, rather than understanding Soviet Communist leadership […]

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2012: What a year and it's just starting!

2012: What a year and it's just starting!

By John J. Metzler NEW YORK — It’s once again time to peer into the foggy crystal ball and try to decipher the future political trends and events. Indeed, after the roller-coaster year of 2011, it’s hard to imagine that 2012 could hold some equally disquieting social, political and economic turmoil. But few predicted the […]

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Unabashed competition paves the moral path forward, not coercive utopian cronyism

Unabashed competition paves the moral path forward, not coercive utopian cronyism

By Sol W. Sanders The cacophony from the left [and its politically correct mainstream media mirror] calling for amity, negotiation, compromise and immediate action to solve the current crisis is not only hypocritical and insincere but ahistorical. The American Republic was born and nurtured in conflict, not only on the battlefield but also in the […]

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With friends like Nicholas D. Kristof of the N.Y. Times, Israel doesn't need enemies

With friends like Nicholas D. Kristof of the N.Y. Times, Israel doesn't need enemies

By Ed Koch  I read the op-ed of Nicholas D. Kristof in The New York Times of Oct. 6th with its headline caption, “Is Israel Its Own Worst Enemy?”  I concluded on finishing that article that it is Nicholas Kristof who is truly an enemy of Israel. As is fashionable nowadays, Kristof blames Israel for […]

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Administration split over intel on Pakistan ties to Haqqani Network

Administration split over intel on Pakistan ties to Haqqani Network

Compiled by Bill Gertz, Geostrategy-Direct.com The Obama administration is sharply divided over U.S. policy toward Pakistan with a faction emerging that wants to sharply curtail U.S. drone strokes as a way to coax Pakistan into greater anti-terrorism cooperation. A second faction led by outgoing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen and Defense Secretary […]

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U.S. foreign policy on autopilot: Damn the allies, an election is nigh!

U.S. foreign policy on autopilot: Damn the allies, an election is nigh!

By Sol W. Sanders Running an empire is not for sissies. Since 1945, the U.S., holding the aces, had to finesse a role once played by the Europeans with Washington pulling up the Latin American rear. But that tacit alliance maintained worldwide stability for only two decades, in part because pre-digital America could sulk behind two oceans. […]

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S. Korean nukes? Why not, says Obama official

S. Korean nukes? Why not, says Obama official

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Suddenly, the notion of South Korea going nuclear has re-entered mainstream political discourse. In the early 1970s late president Park Chung-Hee dreamed of South Korea joining the global nuclear club. The United States frustrated that idea, however, by getting South Korea to go along with a nuclear cooperation agreement […]