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America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

America – Putin’s oligarchy in the making?

Russia’s key oligarch has gone beyond enriching himself. As commander in chief President Putin has ordered the killing of some half million people in Syria and Ukraine, obliterated Chechnya and Donbas, and invaded Georgia and Crimea.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The nuclear arms race is on

The nuclear arms race is on

Whatever else this is, it is not anywhere anytime inspections.

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend – 3rd edition

Harmless as an enemy and treacherous as a friend – 3rd edition

The pro-West Syrians are not the only allies that have learned the hard way that, as Mr. Habid discovered, promises or threats made by the United States are no longer credible.

February 23, 2015 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Cuba, all over again

Cuba, all over again

Florida is as close as we’ll get to Cuba. What happens there is important to us.

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Mush or Steel?

Mush or Steel?

Ukraine is a test. Does the West stand by its democratic principles and commitments?

April 14, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Please, No — Not again

Please, No — Not again

This bleak history is repeated in this column because the world appears on the threshold of what old-timers see as history repeating itself.

March 31, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Richard Hershatter | Read More »

Maybe we should adopt a 19th century foreign policy

Maybe we should adopt a 19th century foreign policy

Mr. Obama now has a problem not entirely of his own making.

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Time to hit the reset button again

Time to hit the reset button again

The administration response is as unsettling as their overall foreign policy.

March 13, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

A cynical look at 2013

A cynical look at 2013

If you don’t believe people are insincere and motivated by self interest you have been seriously misinformed and I ask you: How else can you explain what went on in 2013?

January 6, 2014 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »

Harmless as an enemy: treacherous as a friend

Harmless as an enemy: treacherous as a friend

Don’t be surprised when there is another WMD attack as Mr. Assad tests the President’s red line one more time.

October 7, 2013 | Posted in Opinion, Tom Burgum | Read More »