Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Lithuania, MI6 China

Biden should extend a state visit invitation to Lithuania. The NATO ally is under increasing pressure from both Russia and China.

Britain's MI6 Chief shifts focus to China. Richard Moore outlined how his service intends to grapple with the rising superpower.

Monday, November 29, 2021

Iran weapons grade? Germany versus the Senate, Hamas and LHezbollah

What happens if Iran goes to weapons grade enrichment? The stakes become a lot more serious very quickly. Israel and the U.S. will face a choice.

Germany embraces 'Team America' school of spineless diplomacy. Berlin's effort to lobby the Senate is truly ludicrous.

From Friday

Hamas and the Lebanese Hezbollah suffer a bad week in the West. Various governments have introduced new sanctions against the group.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Roman Abramovich, Pentagon UFO office, Putin intimidates Biden

Come to America to write about Roman Abramovich. The English legal system is an indirect ally of Vladimir Putin's regime.

Pentagon launches preemptive strike on Senate UFO legislation. This is a calculating effort to undermine greater government seriousness in confronting the issue.

From Tuesday 

Putin barks, Biden blinks. The Russians are manipulating the Biden administration into adopting a more concessionary military strategy vis-a-vis NATO air and naval patrols.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Putin inflation?

Will inflation drive Vladimir Putin's escalation in Ukraine? The data and the deployments suggest it is a distinct possibility.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

US forces-Germany, Duterte and China, Georgian hunger strikes, new Russian airborne unit in Crimea

Pull U.S. forces from Germany if Germany pulls support for NATO nuclear deterrence. Berlin cannot continue to treat the alliance like the ultimate defense freebie.

Rodrigo Duterte only has himself to blame for China's maritime escalation. The Philippines is suffering because Beijing believes Duterte is in its pocket.

Georgian hunger strike deserves Biden administration attention. The former president is protesting his nation's descent into Russian-style cronyism.

from Wednesday

Russia will establish new airborne regiment in Crimea by early December. The Russian military is bolstering its combined arms presence on the southern flank of the Ukrainian mainland.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Decoding the Biden-Xi summit. Dialogue is valuable, but China continues to view diplomacy and compromise through a one way prism.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Orbital Russia, Ukraine alone

 Why Russia just created an orbital debris field. This new test of an anti-satellite weapon has numerous audiences and intents.

Let's cut the spin: Ukraine is alone against Russia. The West has ceded the strategic initiative to Vladimir Putin.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

British military-Ukraine, China "phase down" COP26, Liverpool explosion

The British military is not preparing to fight Russia in Ukraine. Pointing out that units on standing high alert are on high alert does not mean that said units are going to Ukraine.

Decoding China's "phase down" COP26 declaration demand. Put simply, Xi Jinping fears his own people and upsetting the EU over the longer term.

Terrorism fears following Liverpool explosion. Counter-terrorism police have taken the lead following a vehicle explosion outside of a British hospital.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Putin's KGB latest game, US-China climate deal

Putin runs rings around the West at Poland-Belarus border. In a pitch perfect KGB style operation, Putin is disrupting the credibility of the EU and NATO, and fraying the Polish border.

The U.S. pays China for an unenforceable climate deal. John Kerry has scored yet another laurel for his not-so-good-negotiator crown.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Taiwan, Rittenhouse

Now is the time to press China on Taiwan. The next two years will pose significant political obstacles to China launching an invasion.

Does silence mean you're guilty? A uniquely American feature of Kyle Rittenhouse's trial. It stands in distinction to the UK.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Nine Eyes? Poland vs. EU

Five Eyes? Nine Eyes? Try Four Eyes. Adding Germany, India, Japan, and South Korea to Five Eyes would be a mistake. In fact, one should be expelled from the intelligence alliance.

Poland could become the iceberg for EU judicial supremacy. A showdown over the rule of law in Europe threatens to unveil the EU's autocratic nature.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Kirsten Gillibrand UFOs

Kirsten Gillibrand's UFO amendment deserves bipartisan support. The Democratic Senator finally pushes the nuclear issue to the forefront of government action.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Afghan commandos

Why won't Biden save the Afghan commandos? The best allies of America in Afghanistan have largely been abandoned. A team of Americans is pushing the Biden administration and Congress to do more.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

China vs. Fish, Taliban vs. ISIS

New Galapagos protections are welcome, but China's fishing hordes still pose an urgent concern. Action is needed if we are to save the world's oceanic wildlife.

The U.S. should trade with the Taliban in return for counter-terrorism support. The Taliban need U.S. assistance against ISIS. In return, they should reciprocate for U.S. needs.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Biden on Russia, UK vs. Erdogan's silly security requests

The folly of Biden's verbose Russia strategy. He's asking the Russians to do things, rather than imposing costs in the absence of doing their doing these things.

Why the UK was right to reject Erdogan's absurd COP26 security requests. The Turkish president wants to be treated like an Ottoman sultan. Except that he's not one.

Monday, November 1, 2021

COP26, Taiwan, Germany vs. NATO, Russia vs. Ukraine, Sino-Russian flotilla

BBC chooses advocacy over reporting at COP26. The public broadcaster has a duty to do better.

Xi demands U.S. money and delivers a dud letter to COP26. The Chinese leader risks alienating his European partners.

from last week...

Taiwan needs to get serious about defending itself. The island democracy cannot just expect a blank check from the U.S. Washington should give Taipei a timeline to start taking its security seriously.

Is Germany allied to NATO or Russia? Berlin's behavior means it's a legitimate question.

Provoking energy crisis and playing Biden, Russia cuts thermal coal supplies to Ukraine. Putin is upping the ante. He seems to sense that Biden is hesitant.

Decoding a Sino-Russian naval flotilla in the Western Pacific. The transit is a message to the U.S., one which serves Putin's economic interests and Xi's domestic prestige.