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The Doomsday Clock Continues to Tick in North Korea.


In his Houston Chronicle opinion piece, Eric C. Anderson shrewdly unpacks Washington’s determination to “step off the cliff and take humanity with it” as we enter into nuclear negotiations with North Korea.

From The Houston Chronicle
By Eric C. Anderson May 30, 2018


Photo: Ahn Young-joon, […]

The Doomsday Clock Continues to Tick in North Korea.2018-05-31T18:35:48+00:00

Strategic Patience


Strategy, an oft used and abused word.  Governments are condemned for failing to develop coherent national security strategies, CEO’s find themselves sitting roadside seeking employment for not sketching the appropriate business strategy, and military tacticians are frequently condemned for not developing the appropriate strategy.

All of which begs the question, what the hell is “strategy?”


Strategic Patience2018-02-21T17:00:57+00:00

Dying for Democracy


More people have died in the name of ideology than religion.  A contemporary truism.  Prior to the 21st century historians and statisticians would have been hard pressed to render evidence sufficient to make this case.  Then we had Hitler, Stalin and Mao.  And a growing global population that made travesty on a grand-scale relatively simple.[…]

Dying for Democracy2018-02-21T17:03:18+00:00

Losing when you’re winning


Solace and solutions—two endgames not likely to be found on a battlefield.  And, yet, that is exactly what Syria’s Bashar al-Assad expects to extract from his four years of running gun battles.  Or perhaps that is what his Alawite followers are demanding from Assad.  The bastard stepchildren of Islam’s Shia sect, the Alawite have no […]

Losing when you’re winning2018-02-21T17:03:46+00:00