Friday, April 16, 2021

Biden Putin

 Biden's tough-on-Putin policy is all talk. Measured by actions, the Biden administration is pursuing an obviously hesitant course towards Russia.



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Germany ally?

Is Germany still a U.S. ally? The question bears asking in light of Chancellor Merkel's policies towards China and Russia.



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021

China's Rhineland moment

 China’s Rhineland 1936 test in the South China Sea. Beijing is testing whether it can get away with an assault on the Philippines’ sovereignty. And whether it can damage American credibility in so doing.




Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Merkel Xi

Angela Merkel reminds us why she deserves China’s highest honor for foreigners. In another call with Xi Jinping, Merkel tripled down on her overt appeasement policy.




Monday, April 5, 2021

Biden Ukraine

 Biden’s tough on Putin rhetoric fails the Ukraine reality test. The president is giving Putin reason and space to escalate against Ukraine’s sovereignty.



 


Friday, April 2, 2021

76 years ago

I just asked my 96 year-old grandfather if he remembered what he was doing 76 years ago today. He on day two of the land battle for Okinawa. His unit, 22nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Battalion (6th Marine Division) had the northern most landing site, Green 1. Here's the audio of his answer.




Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Ukraine

 Decoding Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine. The array of combined arms forces deployed to the border area is cause for concern. Especially in the context of the political situation.



Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pandemic treaty

 Global pandemic treaty? No thanks. The interest in preventing another global pandemic is obvious. China’s actions have proved that the best mechanism to reduce that risk is less clear.



 


Monday, March 29, 2021

China partnership risks, Iran's Islamic immolation

 China is jeopardizing its Europe and Middle East influence with Iran, Myanmar, Russia partnerships. Trying to have its cake and it eat, China risks losing more than half of the prize.

Iran immolates Islamic identity by excusing China’s Uyghur genocide. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s actions are fundamentally incompatible with his supposedly intrinsic moral vision.