Category foreign policy

What’s Left? London Review Of Books Looking At Historical Assessments Of The Russian Revolution

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/sheila-fitzpatrick/whats-left?utm_source=LRB+icymi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170422+icymi&utm_content=usca_subs Vol. 39 No. 7 · 30 March 2017 pages 13-15 | 3706 words What’s Left? Sheila Fitzpatrick ·     BUYOctober: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville Verso, 358 pp, £18.99, May, ISBN 978 1 78478 280 1 ·     BUYThe Russian Revolution 1905-1921 by Mark D. Steinberg Oxford, 388 pp, £19.99, February, ISBN 978 0 19 922762 4 ·     BUYRussia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890 to 1928 by S.A. […]

Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home

Interesting.  RCP   Chinese Jihadis’ Rise In Syria Raises Concerns At Home By BASSEM MROUE AND GERRY SHIH | Associated Press | Published: April 22, 2017 Turkistan Islamic Party, www.stripes.com View Original April 22nd, 2017 BEIRUT — Many don’t speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese […]

Russian Intelligence/FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway»

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2017/04/fsbs-infiltration-political-party-parnas-aimed-norway#.WPl-re-nilg.twitter Andrey Kapitonov. Photo: Atle Staalesen «FSB’s Infiltration Of Political Party Parnas Aimed At Norway» Leader Of The Regional Party Office In Murmansk, Andrey Kapitonov, was recruited by Russian agents as part of a plot involving liberal Parnas and the Norwegian secret police. Then it all backfired on the Russian security service. By Atle Staalesen […]

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea

Just In Case, Japanese Officials Weigh Evacuation Options For Nationals In South Korea By The Japan News, www.stripes.com View Original April 21st, 2017 TOKYO — In response to mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, the government is studying concrete plans for evacuating Japanese nationals from South Korea in the event of an emergency on […]

Moving Mostly To Cash In The 401K As Sunday’s First Round Of French Presidential Elections Take Place This Sunday

Moving Mostly To Cash In The 401K As Sunday’s First Round Of French Presidential Elections Take Place This Sunday www.fortunascorner.com      As we move past 12:00 noon today, I am moving mostly to cash, with French presidential elections looming on Sunday.  It is really anyone’s guess as to who is going to finish first, […]

Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat

  http://cepa.org/EuropesEdge/Hybrid_war_in_the_High_North 19 April 2017 Hybrid War In The High North: Finland Responds To The Russian Threat Talking about hybrid threats—the toxic cocktail of force, money, propaganda and spycraft—is one thing. Actually doing something about them is another. So the new center on hybrid warfare being set up in the Finnish capital Helsinki is a welcome, if […]

All Means Short Of War: Passive, Not Active, Regime Change In North Korea: By Max Boot

Dave Maxwell’s Comment:  Max is advocating a strategic strangulation campaign.  I would be happy to assist.   Excerpt: We should not panic, any more than we panicked when Russia and China acquired similar capabilities many decades ago. In those cases, we relied on deterrence to prevent an attack, while, in the case of the Soviet […]

Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles?

Only the ‘shadow knows.’ RCP   Is The United States Really Blowing Up North Korea’s Missiles? There’s just no evidence to support the fantasy that Kim Jong Un’s rockets are falling prey to a super-secret U.S. cyberprogram. By Jeffrey Lewis, foreignpolicy.com View Original April 19th, 2017 The Trump administration has completed a policy review of how to […]

Might IS, al-Qaida Team Up In Iraq?

     This team-up — if it happens — isn’t just going to be in Iraq.  Gareth Davies wrote in the Daily Mail Online earlier this week that “Messengers representing ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his counterpart, Ayman al Zawhiri have discussed what is understood to be a merger deal.”  Mr. Davies cited the […]

The Case For A Decapitating Strike Against North Korea’s Kim

Excerpt: Thus, the Trump administration is right to say American patience with Pyongyang’s behavior is at an end. Washington can’t wait much longer to defuse the threat before millions of Americans are placed at risk.   The question is what to do about it. Once we get beyond Obama-era discussions of economic and diplomatic sanctions, […]