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Winning The Russian Game – OpEd

15 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

By Scott Carlson The “Russian Game” is a chess opening first popularized in the mid-19th century by chess master Alexander Petrov, a symmetrical strategy that allows attacking opportunities for both sides. After gaining tempo, one…

U.S. soldiers fire a live round from an M1A2 battle tank during an accuracy test in Swietozow, Poland, Jan. 16, 2017. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The unit's arrival marks the start of rotations of armored brigades in Europe. This rotation will enhance deterrence capabilities in the region, improve the U.S. ability to respond to potential crises, and defend allies and partners in the European community. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Micah VanDyke

Current Geopolitics A Recipe For War – Analysis

14 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Todd Royal Yesterday’s problems haven’t changed with a new US president, Brexit moving toward completion, or the Chinese and Russians taking a larger geopolitical role on the world stage. If anything, things are getting…

Members of the U.S. Marines 9th Provisional Security Forces, from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa stretch early in the morning after finishing Physical Training, on the last day of a Corporals Course here on Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Swafford, Wikimedia Commons.

The Weakest Link In Trump’s War On Terror – Analysis

09 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Theodoros Papadopoulos The Trump administration’s first special operations attack certainly didn’t go as hoped. On the night of January 28, in a village in central Yemen, the first raid authorized by the new president…

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s New Settlement Law Grim Precedent For West Bank Palestinians – Analysis

09 Feb 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Daniel Rosehill Israel’s contentious Regulation Bill, which passed the Knesset 60-52 in a vote held earlier this week, sets a dangerous legal precedent for not only the annexation of Israeli-controlled areas of the West…

Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons.

Donald Trump And US Nuclear Policy In East Asia – OpEd

06 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

By Markus Wauran There were so many controversial statements made by Donald Trump during the US presidential race, which made many underestimate Trump’s chances of victory. One of these controversial statements came during an exclusive…