I’m not a terribly religious man. But, I’d like to believe there is a special corner in Hell reserved for those that fomented the Syrian Civil War. From its beginnings in Libya with gun-funneling through the U.S. embassy in Benghazi to yesterday’s meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, this entire … Continue reading Putin/Assad Meeting Cements the End of U.S. Dominance in the Middle East
In 1989 Francis Fukayama declared that we had reached “The End of History.” Democracy as a form of government would, in fact, be the end of the evolution of human interaction. The West had triumphed and that the rest was ‘just a chase scene,’ to borrow a phrase from Neal Stephenson’s brilliant dystopian novel “Snow … Continue reading The End of “The End of History” – U.S. Mid-East Policy’s Fork in the Road
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reign in Saudi Arabia has begun. What started as a proverbial ‘Night of the Long Knives’ has become more like a week. And it will likely stretch on far longer than that. His moves have been about much more than just consolidating the power handed to him by his Father … Continue reading Saudi Arabia’s Coup is the Geopolitical Feather in Trump and Putin’s Cap
In all of my discussions of geopolitics, whenever someone begins to bring up Iran as a bunch of savages, parroting the neocon talking point, I remind them that they are Persians. And the Persians invented chess. Lumping Iran in with the dregs of the Arab world – ISIS, al-Qaeda, etc. – is not only ignorant … Continue reading Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians
The rising wave of populism is not something a terminally-weakened Angela Merkel can stop in Europe now.
George Soros moved $18 billion into Open Society Foundation to fund his global war on humanity. It's a bad bet.
Decertifying the Iran Nuclear Deal is simply the next step down the Neocons path to self-immolation and eventual U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East.
The summit between King Salman and Vladimir Putin will determine the next 50 years of oil geopolitics.