European Affairs · Political Theory · Russian Affairs

Turkish Shanghai Cooperation Organization Initiation May Be Complicated By Article Eight Of NATO Treaty

Recently RT reported that Turkey is mulling joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is in response to the, what Turkey sees, as an attenuated process for accession into the European Union. President Erdogan, who is a key NATO ally has voiced his concern for years privately, by some accounts, and now recently openly challenging European… Continue reading Turkish Shanghai Cooperation Organization Initiation May Be Complicated By Article Eight Of NATO Treaty

Middle Eastern Affairs · Political Theory

ISIS And The End Of The Caliphate: A Contrarian View

In the coming months, and indeed even now their has been much debate over what the future of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS will look like. The general consensus in the intelligence community, and Television Experts is that once the Caliphate which has its center in Ar-Raqqa, Syria; and Mosul, Iraq;… Continue reading ISIS And The End Of The Caliphate: A Contrarian View

East Asian Affairs · Pre-Wordpress Papers

U.S.-Japan-Republic Of Korea Relations Essay

U.S.-Japanese-Republic of Korea Relations The Future of U.S., Japanese, and Republic of Korea relations vis a vis Nortth Korea will be determinant on the fidelity our allies and how their populace feels toward the United States. An order to effectuate good policy in the North East Asia we must be prepared to defend them against… Continue reading U.S.-Japan-Republic Of Korea Relations Essay

East Asian Affairs · Political Theory

North Korean 9th Youth Congress Analysis

Following is Analysis for North Korea Leadership Watch Website Posting on 8/28/2016 as pertains to North Korea’s 9th National Youth Conference Website can be found at: https://nkleadershipwatch.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/ninth-youth-congress-held/ Analysis: Kim Jong-Un as he has gotten older has begun to rely less and less on his advisers leftover from his Father. When his wife gave birth to… Continue reading North Korean 9th Youth Congress Analysis

Fiscal and Monetary Affairs · Fiscal and Monetary Theory · Pre-Wordpress Papers

Tangential Appreciation In U.S. Equities Seen

Market conditions and recent world events have precipitated a tangential, and appreciable increase in market performance which is by this writers estimates expected to last well beyond the end of the 4th quarter of this year, and be extended well into the 1st quarter of this year. There are a number of driving factors for… Continue reading Tangential Appreciation In U.S. Equities Seen

Political Theory · Russian Affairs

Russian Gambit In Crimea: A Historical Perspective

When the now famous words “The ships are lost. Mindarus is dead. The men are starving. We wonder what is to be done.” Were recorded by Xenophon in his book Hellenica it was in reference to the fate of a Spartan naval detachment which had found itself stranded in Crimea, a place as cold and… Continue reading Russian Gambit In Crimea: A Historical Perspective