Eastern Europe

The Underlying Reasons For Turkey's Disengagement From The US

" The post-war threats to Turkey’s security that at one time prompted its close integration with Western institutions, including NATO, simply do not exist today. And they are unlikely to reemerge. The real dangers for Turkey all come from a completely different direction - the Middle East..."

Why Small States Are Better

"...in small states the government is closer to its citizens and by that better observable and controllable by the populace..."

"Left Behind..."

"You can try and tell people that they’re doing just great, using the media you control, and it’ll work for a stretch, if only because they want to believe it, badly, but when these same people can’t even feed their children while you make such claims, you will eventually lose their attention and support. The difference between beliefs and experiences."

The Neoconservatives Have Declared War On The Realists

"For the advocates of liberal hegemony, on the other hand, there's nothing to be learned, and it's heresy to suggest that decades of non-stop American interventionism has not been a success. For them, all this talk of "restraint" is just the ramblings of the "ivory tower."  Instead, we must recover the fervor of the Cold War, listen to the generals, and plan for a third war, a fourth war, and more. No place on earth ought to be considered beyond the reach of American politicians. "

Hundreds Of Tanks And Howitzers From The United States Arrive In Poland

On September 13 American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports, where more than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment

"What Did They Expect?" Turkey Pivots From NATO, Signs Russia Missile Deal

"What do you expect? Should we wait for you? We take care of ourselves in every security point. We are taking precautions and we will continue to do so," Turkey's president Erdogan said addressing Western opposition to Turkey's just concluded deal to buy Russian advanced surface to air missiles.

The Most Important Paper Of The Next Decade

"Whenever I tell people the next big crisis will come from inflation, not deflation, the looks of disgust are worse than when someone says Justin Bieber’s music is not that bad... and I must admit, I have always had difficulty articulating how inflation would manifest... until now!"