Monday, August 31, 2015

Egypt, Freedom, and the Costs of Lost American Influence

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Syria Peace Talks

  • At 4m11s: Saudi engagement with Russia, and Russian interests in Middle East
  • At 5m48s: Saudi vs Iranian antagonism, and Russia's manipulation
  • At 9m18s: UN irrelevance and US disinterest in Assad humanitarian abuses
  • KEY CONCERN - At 14m31s: Islamic State displacement of political moderation.
  • KEY CONCERN - At 18m01s: US influence as a force for good in Middle Eastern politics

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3 Ways to Improve America's Tax System

My latest @ Opportunity Lives: 3 Simple Ways to Improve America's Tax System

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Islamic State Mustard Gas

Speaking with BBC Radio last Thursday evening. I speak at 1 hour 12 minute 38 second mark. The presenter noted that some reports were suggesting that the Islamic State's mustard gas weapons had been acquired from Saddam Hussein's stockpile. I was very skeptical of that notion (as you can hear in the recording). Friday's WSJ backs up my position quoting a senior US official as stating that ''Any link to the Saddam regime is patently wrong''.

Friday, August 7, 2015