Foreign Policy
August 22, 2018

Item 20

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DON’T CARE MUCH FOR OTHERS’ CONSPIRACY THEORIES (…so trying our hand at coming up with one of our own) There are all sorts of wild conspiracy theories floating around these days, especially on the Internet, and in what some call

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IT’S OFF TO ASIA WE GO… (hi…ho…hi…ho…to dealie-oh…it’s off to Asia we go…) Despite growing rumbles of more troubles to come from the investigation into his campaign’s connections with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections, the President is off on

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AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A BOLD STRATEGIC MOVE… (…to stabilize an unstable region and enhance US interests there) The Kurdish people recently held a referendum about what should be considered a historic moment…they’ve openly declared their intent to ultimately become an

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HAS NORTH KOREA BECOME AN ASYLUM RUN BY BI-POLAR INMATES… (…aiming for another round of aggression?) Ever since the end of WWII, when we and our erstwhile Soviet Russian wartime allies partitioned the Korean peninsula for occupation purposes, much in

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HOW THE INFECTIOUS DYSENTERY OF POPULISM CAN SPREAD… (…whenever discontent with a non-responsive status quo abounds…) The English have let a populist mood stampede them right out of the European Union’s collective, into an ocean of economic and other uncertainties

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A FORGOTTEN GIFT FROM A FOUNDER OF OUR REPUBLIC.. (…who seems to have been one of the wisest of them all…) Most of us have heard of the Monroe Doctrine and its author, James Monroe; and, some of us may

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STRATEGIC STEALTH MOVES… (…for expanded economic hegemony in East Asia) The presidents of both Taiwan and China will be meeting for talks in Singapore shortly, after more than a half century of each opposing and pretending that the other had

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TIPTOEING BACK INTO THE SUNLIGHT… (…after fifty years of shadowed life…) Sometimes Presidents can, and do, make bold policy moves, especially when there’s no risk of losing political capital for re-election needs. In this instance President Obama has done just

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