Friday, October 28, 2022

Paul Pelosi

Attack on Paul Pelosi hints at significant Capitol Police failure. Why, for example, weren't any intrusion detection/access control systems activated?

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Ukraine objectives, Australia World Cup

What should U.S. strategic objectives in Ukraine actually be? The first focus should be the dislocation of Russian forces from mainland Ukraine.

Australia's worthy stand against Qatar's morally bankrupt World Cup. Australia's team has come out in condemnation of Qatar's terrible human rights record. It's a righteous riposte to this defective regime.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Rishi Sunak China

Britain's new prime minister will raise hopes in Beijing and concern in Washington. Rishi Sunak's prism on China tends toward mercantilism rather than security.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Huawei indictments/Hu purge

U.S. indictments and Hu Jintao purge prove Xi Jinping's obsession with control. Though separate and distinct events, these two situations exemplify Xi's focus on winning at all costs and being seen to win.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Ukraine aid, Conservatives

Three justifications for Kevin McCarthy's Ukraine aid stance: European responsibility for burden sharing, corruption concerns, and Biden's outline of a strategy

from Thursday

Who can repair the sinking Conservative Party ship? Liz Truss is gone, Boris Johnson wants to return. But can anyone fix the breach?

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Truss chaos

Liz Truss' UK government faces stunning political implosion. The chaos surrounding a parliamentary vote on Wednesday is only the latest crisis to face Truss' short premiership.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Will Biden care about Germany's latest kowtowing to China? Berlin has every right to set its own foreign policy. But so also must Biden stand up for critical U.S. interests.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Ukraine missiles/Surovikin

Why missile strikes and a new commander won't redress Putin's war effort. The fundamental weaknesses facing the Russian armed forces in Ukraine will remain unresolved.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Uyghur UN vote

Facing China's Uyghur genocide at the UN, money talks and Islam walks. Muslim majority nations offered a near total abdication of moral and religious commitment on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Russia tensions

Russian parliament defense committee chief to military: stop lying about losses. The Kremlin is caught between military failures and its presentation of glowing successes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

China-NK leverage, Trump's CNN lawsuit

Biden must not allow China to use North Korea as leverage. Beijing will want to extract its own concessions in return for putting Kim Jong-un back in his box.

Trump's no hope CNN lawsuit has nothing to do with the law. Trump has no chance of successfully suing CNN for defamation. Here's why, and why that's a good thing.