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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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THE TWO KOREAS (…residual victims of Cold War conflicts) Most people don’t know this but Korean history reaches far back in time when it was, perhaps, the most advanced culture and society in its region, with its influences reaching out

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DEFIANT ROARINGS… (with wild rhetoric of the explosive kind) In a rare moment of unanimity (probably the first ever in its existence) the UN Security Council condemned North Korea’s continuing attempts to become a nuclear power with ICBM capabilities, by

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A NIGHTMARISH VISION OF GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE (…just because a big bad-boy dreams of playing with very nasty toys) Memories of the Korean War are bad enough for anyone who lived through it, so having a nightmarish vision

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QUO VADIS FRANCE.. (and can it make itself –belle – again?) The forces driving the furor and turmoil of the upcoming French presidential election cycle are much the same as those that brought about –BREXIT- in the United Kingdom, and     

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MAKING NICE WHILE TALKING TOUGH WITH EACH OTHER… (in a setting of ostentatious grand luxury) Things have really changed in this world of ours. Who could have guessed, even just a few short months ago, that the leader of the

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INAUGURATION DAY BOYCOTTERS… (post-election sour grapes by those who really no longer believe in our American system) Regardless how anyone feels about how or why Mr. Trump ended up as President-elect of these United States, the fact is he was

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THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR… (…is becoming another Humpty Dumpty case never to be put back together again) Civil wars are anything but…civil…these have instead always been the bloodiest and most destructive of all forms of conflict throughout human history. Syria

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PUERTO RICO…TREATED AS AMERICA’S STEP-CHILD… (…when it should be its Cinderella) The relationship between America and Puerto Rico has always been rather iffy. Ever since it was “acquired” as part of the spoils from the Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico has

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