Middle Eastern Affairs

ISIS In The Middle East: Problems, Choices, Consequences

With the monopoly of force comes the strengthening of the institutions that make a state stable and its people safe and diligent. Without this monopoly there can be no reconciliation or peace within a state that has failed. With this in mind I approach the situation in Syria casting a wary eye. At this juncture… Continue reading ISIS In The Middle East: Problems, Choices, Consequences

East Asian Affairs

Let’s Talk to Kim Jong-Un

Lately Kim Jong-Un has been scrutinized for his weight and the national security implications for the region, as well as the United States. There needs to be at very least a countenance of these matters but also how to head the inevitable train wreck that North Korea could become, if Kim were to ever become… Continue reading Let’s Talk to Kim Jong-Un

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs

Volatility Holds Back Markets Though Growth is Expected

As of early this year the markets have been struggling with volatility and underperforming sectors. The reason that was given earlier this morning on Bloomberg television was because the interest rates, as dictated by the U.S. government, have been rising. I agree that stocks have been struggling but I cite an uncertain environment, coupled with… Continue reading Volatility Holds Back Markets Though Growth is Expected