“The Russia Question.”

“The Russia Question.”

Last week, the Biden administration announced plans to stop processing travel visas for most Russian citizens. In tandem, the embassy in Moscow plans to cut consular staff, State Department officers whose duties include visa processing, by 75 percent.  We greet these decisions with dismay. They are blunt instruments, the work of Manichean-minded people wanting in…

Focusing on Injustices in Just a Few ‘Bad’ Nations is a Dangerous Game

Focusing on Injustices in Just a Few ‘Bad’ Nations is a Dangerous Game

During the first Cold War between the West and the Soviet Union injustice and human rights increasingly became a central issue. This ought to have been a positive development, but it was devalued by partisan use and the issue turned into an instrument of propaganda. The essence of such propaganda is not lies or even…

History Repeats… Why Washington and London Crave a New Cold War

History Repeats… Why Washington and London Crave a New Cold War

American global power is in direct contradiction to the democratic needs of a multipolar planet. The United States and its “junior partner” Britain this week expressed their desire for a new Cold War with Russia and China – albeit surreptitiously, and dressed up in virtuous language. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was speaking with…

Welcome to Cold War II, and Other Revelations from Biden’s Foreign Policy Address

Welcome to Cold War II, and Other Revelations from Biden’s Foreign Policy Address

Introduction From this retired US Army Master Sergeant’s perspective, the success or failure of Mr Biden’s foreign policy will hinge entirely upon one basic but ultimate standard that was set by his predecessor.     Whatever Trump did or did not do, or un-did, in the realm of foreign policy and international relations, he at least…

The Plan for Cold War II

The Plan for Cold War II

It’s a new year. It’s a time for a change. We need to look at geopolitics differently. That is if we are ever going to have peace and prosperity that is sustainable, and for all. This is why I have decided to take a new approach to political analysis.Today, we must shine the course light…