The below attached file is my latest thesis on suggestions for the future of U.S.- E.U. Relations in the newly minted Trump Administration. The paper seeks to first briefly describe what Secretary of Defense John Mattis has described as the “Arc of Instability” currently at play in European politics. It then offers timely suggestions as to what can be done to better relations between the United States and Europe at a time of budget deficits, Russian aggression, and rising violence from Islamic Fundamentalism.
The paper can be downloaded here: a-time-for-reckoning-suggestions-for-the-future-of-u-s-e-u-relations-final
Developing Future: With Russia on the ropes in Syria, and Crimea, and Putin relegated to Pariah status, it’s no wonder then that a lane seems to be opening up for the Russian’s, and other rogue state actors to begin to foment the what seems to be the start of an organizational shift which could lead… Continue reading Developing Future: World Order, Russian Intransigence, and The Security Council
In 2015 Pope Francis I visited the United States in what many viewed as an important and conciliatory gesture toward Americans, and Protestants as a whole— He was the second pope to do so. In the preceding weeks and days that followed their was much talk about the munificence of the Pope, and his desire… Continue reading Opinion on Ecumenical Papal Conclaves
Democrats have as of late been promoting, and seriously considering the idea of revising the constitution an order to prevent gerrymandering from occurring. On its face this seems like a rather noble endeavor however once one begins to sift through the facts of what exactly that would entail, it becomes clear, in my opinion, that… Continue reading Why Abolishing Gerrymandering Is A Bad Idea
Live Stream of Federica Mogherini at the Atlantic Council. Live February 10, Beginning at 2pm EST Link Below:
In an exclusive contextual analysis of World Bank economic figures, it has been determined that Russia has expended in excess of $800 Billion US dollars in the war in Syria. Russia, whose involvement in the war, if the numbers are to be believed, goes back to at least 2011, and recently required them to Sell… Continue reading Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion
Complications arising from a reimagining of the ferment of U.S.-E.U. transatlantic relations are inevitable. This is especially true when talking about matters concerning money, particularly between close friends. This is why it is prudent for the U.S., as well as the E.U. to establish proper guidelines and safe measures an order to facilitate a furtherance of the unique, and special relationship which each has with one another, as well as having a frank and more than general understanding of one another’s ambitions in not only the current world order, but also in the unforeseen which could arise from the well established ambitions of near peer adversaries. The ironing out of mechanics of the avenues to redress issues arising from the lack of payment, or ill-timed missed payment of debt for European Union Bonds outstanding from the United States asoutlined in the
previous paper concerning debt restructuring should naturally be detailed before hand. This is not to say that the current byzantine apparatus of European Union decision making is adequate. As judging by the standards of the modern policy making process here in the United States. However for feasibility sake, so long as the European Union has the authority from all nations involved, command and control can be proven to work under real world time constraints, and the ability for jointness to prevail over disorder, and the normal chaos, and fog of war is orderly, and manageable, then I see no reason for the aforementioned restructuring of U.S. sovereign debt to take place. However if the E.U. seems content in the sédentaire of bureaucracy, and complacent with the as yet unresolved dismantling of combat brigades throughout the continent, and the escalation of Debt-GDP, and it’s effects on living standards, then the most prudent logic would be to back away from any and all initiative, and reassess the situation as it currently stands. This is not an indictment of the European polities, I see much hope; aspirant, and realized around the continent, but rather a good friend who wishes nothing but the best for an old but not forgotten companion, both for now and the future…of all of Europe.