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UN Meeting on Situation in Kosovo May 16, 2017

The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on the Situation in Kosovo on May 16, 2017. The last meeting held on this subject was on February 27, 2017. Notes taken largely in abstract from United Nations Website, UN.org. Zahir Tanin, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission… Continue reading UN Meeting on Situation in Kosovo May 16, 2017

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A Time For Reckoning: Suggestions For The Future Of U.S., E.U. Relations

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

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Developing Future: World Order, Russian Intransigence, and The Security Council

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

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E.U. Representative Federica Mogherini At The Atlantic Council: Link to Live Event

Live Stream of Federica Mogherini at the Atlantic Council. Live February 10, Beginning at 2pm EST Link Below:

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Russian Syrian War Expenditures Said to Top $800 Billion

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

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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… Continue reading The Year Ahead 2017: President Donald J. Trump

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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