International Events

A War on War

Although the United States may be said to have been born into existence by a war, there exists strong reason to conclude that it was not bred for war. In a radical few words, the framers of the Constitution departed… Read More ›

AFTER THE FALL by Ben Rhodes

Reviewed by Jim McCarthy The 44-year-old Rhodes became President Obama’s deputy national security adviser in 2009 following a stint as the candidate’s speechwriter beginning in 2007. Presently, he appears regularly as an MSNBC commentator and hosts a podcast entitled Pod… Read More ›

Wei-Chi (Advance and Retreat)

By Frank Blechman Last week, the Virginia Supreme Court cleared the legal path for the Commonwealth to remove the last remaining Confederate statue (General Lee) on Richmond’s Monument Avenue. Also last week, US forces officially withdrew from Afghanistan. It is… Read More ›

Forever Wars

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, August 10, 2021. Occasionally, a book reviewer will provide the kind of insight that inspires interest to acquire the book. At the same time, some reviews, in and of themselves, contain ideas… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

HENRY (HEINZ) ALFRED KISSINGER Born in Germany in 1923, Henry Kissinger had a legendary career as a politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant. He received his PhD from Harvard, writing on  the diplomacy of post-Napoleonic Europe, which became the foundation of… Read More ›

Over Here, Over There

AUSTRALIA As the US Congress and a number of state jurisdictions fumble with discussing reparations for wrongs committed in the past, Down Under Australia has determined that it will give one-off cash payments to Indigenous “Stolen Generations” survivors who were forcibly removed… Read More ›

“Talib”: Scholar or Fighter?

By Frank Blechman With the military success of the Taliban, the Islamic political movement now ruling Afghanistan, many Americans are wondering, “Who are these people?” “What do they want?” “What does this mean?” Americans asking these questions are not just… Read More ›