The Saudis are burning through tens of billions a month maintaining a currency peg to the dollar that will not be broken because that is a major precondition of any U.S. support. They need to break the peg because oil prices are going to stay low for a long time.
If this move by the SAA was unexpected to Mattis then he admits publicly he is incompetent…
If the population of gun owners drops below a certain level, crime explodes. There are other factors, like economic prospects and cultural bonds, which raise or lower that threshold to violence but guns are the rate-limiting factor.
A priori this argument makes as much sense for armed robbery as it does for polio.
Stone’s films puncture many of the myths of Putin, even the ones held by Americans sympathetic to him. And that’s why these are important for