Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live: North Korea, Iran and the Path to Peace

Riffing off of yesterday's blog post about the major news coming out of North Korea I cover the ins and outs of how a potential deal between the U.S. and North Korea could span the world and begin the process of de-escalating most of the major hot spots geopolitically. https://youtu.be/jtrMaN85KwM The link to yesterday's article: … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live: North Korea, Iran and the Path to Peace

Peace in Our Time? Only if America is “Agreement Capable”

Those who have followed this blog for the past year know that I feel Presidents Trump and Putin are working towards a Middle East Peace Agreement.  Brick by brick, day by day, the foundation for this agreement is being built Last night's nigh-historic statement by the South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong is another piece … Continue reading Peace in Our Time? Only if America is “Agreement Capable”

Interview – Halsey Live – Trump and Putin Building Mideast Peace

Last night Halsey English and I did our weekly jam on geopolitics. We cover The ins and outs of the controversy surrounding Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, Why Turkey is mostly irrelevant How this is setting the stage for a grand bargain in the Middle East despite the bluster and the … Continue reading Interview – Halsey Live – Trump and Putin Building Mideast Peace

Trump Walks a Tightrope with Mideast Peace Plan

For months I've been telling you that the framework for a Middle East Peace Plan is in process.  Donald Trump dropped a nuclear bomb on the world the other day by announcing the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, ending more than 50 years of virtue-signaling over what is, in fact, fact. … Continue reading Trump Walks a Tightrope with Mideast Peace Plan

Trump’s Jerusalem Decision and the Path to Peace

Everyone is freaking out over Donald Trump’s acknowledgment of reality.  Jerusalem is the de facto capital of Israel.  It has been for decades.  Yes, the Muslim world is angry about this decision by Trump. Yes, it will make things tense for a while.  No, the Palestinians and Turkey are not happy about this.  Neither is … Continue reading Trump’s Jerusalem Decision and the Path to Peace

Putin and Trump Begin Draining the Swamp

My worries over Trump’s speech in Poland have come for naught. And I’m happy to see them dissipate. Putin was asked directly about Nordstream 2 and he reiterated the basic truth. He welcomes competition in the European gas market but knows Russia and Gazprom have an enormous cost advantage and therefore are not worried.

Trump & Putin Agree to Ceasefire

The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to a ceasefire in Southwestern Syria covering the borders with Israel and Jordan. The deal marks a new level of involvement for the Trump administration in trying to resolve Syria’s civil war. Although details about the agreement and … Continue reading Trump & Putin Agree to Ceasefire