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May 10, 2018

Item 12 – May 2018

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RESETTING THE NORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL DEAL-MAKING… (…by threats of economic blunderbuss blasts and corrosive quick-lime invectives for emphasis) President Trump’s executive order to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal has reset the norms for international deal-making. Rather than applying conventional

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April 30, 2018

Item 7 – Apr 2018

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MOVING EVER CLOSER TO A FUTURE WORLD CALLED RUSSINIA (as the unintended consequence of present-day actions) The current punitive diplomatic and trade imbroglios with Russia and China are further evidence that the structure of the post-WWII world order, established to

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April 30, 2018

Item 6 – Apr 2018

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A PARTIAL LIST OF PROFILES… (…of some key international players from today’s news headlines) We should never believe that the subject of -international affairs- is either dull or un-intriguing. Far from it because it seems to be a never-ending soap

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April 30, 2018

Item 5 – March 2018

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A CLEAR CASE OF…L’ETAT…C’EST MOI… (…and keep that Congress and Constitution stuff out of his way) At one point during the 2016 presidential campaigns we characterized Mr. Trump’s candidacy as being that of…a man who would be Caesar…but we were

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October 22, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No.83– Oct 2017

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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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September 23, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 80 – Sep 2017

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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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April 23, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 42 – Apr 2017

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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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April 23, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 41 – Apr 2017

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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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April 10, 2017

Vol. XII – Issue No. 37 – Apr 2017

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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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