by | May 4, 2019

Venezuela has become the next major front in the ongoing shadow war between the loosely aligned axis of autocracies and the U.S.-led coalition of democracies. From Ukraine to the South China Sea to Syria, the two blocs now vie for…

by | Apr 8, 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently denied that Russia was trying to create “another Syria” in Venezuela. Given Lavrov’s track record, we have to conclude that is precisely what Russia is doing. We weren’t sufficiently paranoid about Syria. No one…

by | Feb 28, 2019

The mess in Venezuela is getting worse, but while that country is literally starving to death under the yoke of an incompetent, corrupt and malignant socialist dictatorship the hopes of a Ukrainian-style peaceful revolution or bloodless coup that would end…

by | Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela’s socialist nightmare isn’t going to end soon because its socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro, still controls the nation’s military. His personal security detail consists of about four hundred Russian mercenaries and an unknown number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps troops….

by | Jan 25, 2019

Venezuela has imploded. The people are starving. The government under the dictatorship of the bus-driver-turned-tyrant, Nicolas Maduro, is inept and woefully corrupt. Anti-government protests abound. The region’s greatest powers, the United States, Brazil, and Colombia, have all aligned against Venezuela….

by | Jan 23, 2019

It’s simple. When we engage economically with other nations we export freedom. Brazil’s turn away from engagement with China towards the United States is a great current example of that. We’re going to see the same thing happen, incredibly, in…

by | Sep 22, 2017

Kim Jong Un stole the thunder (or absorbed the thunder) in President Trump’s UN speech on Tuesday, and deservedly so. What Trump said about Kim and North Korea was no doubt the most significant part of his address. I wrote…

by | Aug 8, 2017

Those of us raised  during the Cold War tend to think of democracy and communism as opposites. They’re not. Democracy tends toward communism until the egalitarian dream proves unworkable, then it collapses into tyranny. In the United States, we’re blind…

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