New Paper: Cold Shiver: An Indictment of Russian Transgressions

In Geo-Politics today one of the most pressing, and existential questions for the United States today is what to do about Russian intransigence. This paper which I present to you today, attempts to answer this question. In keeping with the current state of affairs, Russian recalcitrance concerning the Syria episode, as well as Ukraine, merit…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…