Looking Ahead 2018: Putin’s Patience

In an increasingly polarized World we find ourselves cautious, yet hopeful, deliberative, but also reticent. The events which will shape the upcoming year will revolve around two distinct narratives, in my opinion. The first of these is the administrations calculus concerning the Kim Jong-Un régime in North Korea, and the unforeseen consequences of policy both…

Kim Jong Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed

Kim Jong-Un; Menace to Society: Op-Ed By: Kevin M. Miller Kim Jong-Un is a menace to society. The situation concerning North Korea’s nuclear weapons testing is dire indeed. The testing near Manpo and defector accounts of Radiation poisoning and birth defects was shocking and extremely disturbing information. The scale of the Humanitarian and Ecological disaster…

Basel IV Reforms Must Be Pursued Post-Haste Yet With Prudence: Op-Ed

With the passage and implementation of Basel III reforms in the post 2008 global recession environment a solid amelioration of the financial markets was accomplished which led to an increase in transparency, industry, and productivity throughout all markets which has as of late made itself known. The abundance of wealth which these reforms, as well…

Mugabe and the Sahel: Building a Partnership for Peace

To effectuate change in the geopolitical calculus in Sub-Saharan South Africa it will be necessary for current practioners to take a step back from the situation and conclude that the current pace of things is far too slow; in places like South Sudan, and Libya; and far too fast, in places like Mali, Niger, and…

Prepared Speech on Recent North Korean Bellicosity and Advancements

My fellow Americans, The threat and progress of the nuclear, and ballistic missile threat of the rogue North Korean regime has grown rapidly in the last two years. The North Koreans seek to expand, and replace their ballistic missile arsenal with ones capable of reaching the mainland of the United States. The North Koreans are…

The Year Ahead 2017: President Donald J. Trump

The soon to be comfortably couched Trump Administration will have a plethora of issues to face in only its first hundred days. And although the Idea of a Trump Presidency is toxic to some, the world looks on with curiosity at the Billionaire from Florida. Below is a summation of what to expect from the…

Applications of Special Warfare

With special forces recently in the spotlight battling the Islamic State, or Daesh; in Iraq, and Syria. It has become the focal point of much scrutiny by the intelligence community, and the military community on the whole. An order to facilitate these discussions about the future of special forces in the war fighting arsenal, an…

December Interest Rate Decision: A Welcome Respite

One need only look at the United States, and its gold reserves an order to understand what it is that keeps countries as diverse as China, and the U.K.; North Korea, and France; South Africa, and Australia; going. Gold when held properly by a country can become a catalyst for growth, not only for the…