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The Trump Doctrine: Peace Through Unrestrained Strength

That, perhaps more than anything else, is how Trump kept Americans safe without starting a war. Less than a month after entering the White House in 2017, President Donald Trump flew to Dover Air Force Base to attend the dignified transfer ceremony for Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” …

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Why the United States Should Leave Syria

Washington’s insistence on staying in Syria under the pretext of “containing ISIS” is rather weak. The Iranian drone strike against the American military base in northern Syria that killed one American contractor and wounded six servicemen has once again called into question the purpose of the American presence, …

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Future of Humanity and Artificial Intelligence: A Panacea or a Frankenstein Monster?

Rameem Siddiqui An Open letter is being called for that emphasizes putting a 6-month pause on ‘giant AI experiments’ attracting the signatures from the likes of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, author and political scientist Yuval Noah Harari advocating for a 6-month moratorium to give …

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Peace in the Middle East and Tension in Europe

The new doctrine of Russian foreign policy, which was recently signed by Putin, is actually a reaction against the new national security strategy of the United States, which considers Russia a “dangerous threat to the vital national interests of the United States” and China as a “fundamental and …

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Economics as a Weapon of War: Ukraine, China and Beyond

Antonio Graceffo “Apply this economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy and there will be no need for force. It is a terrible remedy. It does not cost a life outside of the nation boycotted, but it brings a pressure upon that nation.” — Woodrow Wilson Economics has always played …

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Middle Corridor – a sign of Global Rebalancing

As the war in Ukraine enters its second year with no visible end in sight, the established trade/logistic routes connecting China with Europe via Russia (Northern Corridor) are being gradually replaced with the new alternatives. The Trans-Caspian East-West Corridor, also known as the Middle Corridor, is a strategically …

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Is U.S. Diplomacy as Good as Dead?

Paul Pillar Whether the United States can follow other major powers in ending the dearth of diplomacy will depend heavily on the direction of domestic U.S. politics. Peter Baker, White House correspondent for the New York Times, published an analytic piece the other day that should be disturbing …

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In Support of a Democratic Turkey

A unique opportunity exists for the United States to stand behind the Turkish people in their time of need. The United States and Europe have a vested interest in ensuring a free and fair electoral outcome in Turkey. On May 14, 2023, Turkish citizens will vote to decide …

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Is Russia a Problem or an Opportunity for China?

Valerie Hudson In March, the new foreign minister of China, Qin Gang, waxed eloquent about the state of Sino-Russian relations. “The more unstable the world becomes the more imperative it is for China and Russia to steadily advance their relations . . . The strategic partnership will surely …

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