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Russia and the Return of Civilizations in the Near East – Part I

By Dr. David Wurmser January 21, 2020 As the new year begins, the Middle East looks eerily similar to the way it has for the last several new years’ eves. Despite civil war in Syria and Libya, those who based their prognosis on the persistence of the reigning paradigm appear vindicated. That paradigm rested on […]

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Answering Erdogan’s Ambitions

By Dr. David Wurmser December 17, 2019 Over the last several years, President Erdogan consolidated his grip on the structures of power, security, law, education and public discourse in Turkey. And yet, he recently suffered a humiliating electoral setback when an opposition leader was elected as mayor of Istanbul. Undaunted, President Erdogan used his domination […]

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John Bolton on National Security Strategy

National Security Adviser John Bolton discussed the Trump administration’s strategy on Iran, North Korea, China, and Russia at an event hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Institute. This video appeared on C-SPAN.com on October 31, 2018. Click here to view the original page.

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Bolton Warns Iran: If You Cross Us There Will Be ‘Hell to Pay’

This article appeared in The Jewish Voice on September 26, 2018. Click here to view the original article. National Security Adviser John Bolton on Tuesday issued a warning to Iran, telling the regime in a fiery speech in New York that there will be “hell to pay” if it continues on its current course. “If […]

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Bolton Speech Underscores Trump Administration Putting America First On The Global Stage

This article appeared at The Hudson Institute on September 17th, 2018. Click here to view the original article. National Security Advisor John Bolton delivered a blockbuster speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last Monday, about how monumentally dumb and dangerous the International Criminal Court is for America. The ICC is a multinational […]

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U.S. Officials Scrambled Behind the Scenes to Shield NATO Deal From Trump

This article appeared in The New York Times on August 9, 2018. Click here to view the original article. WASHINGTON — Senior American national security officials, seeking to prevent President Trump from upending a formal policy agreement at last month’s NATO meeting, pushed the military alliance’s ambassadors to complete it before the forum even began. […]

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Russian assault on ‘American idea’ enables Trump to take tough action

The safest conclusion based on currently available public information is that Russia did not intend to advantage or disadvantage any particular candidate and that Russia was not “supporting” anyone for president. Instead, its saboteurs sought to sow discord and mistrust among U.S. citizens, undermining our constitutional processes and faith in the integrity of our elections. Advertising or demonstrations for or against Trump or any other candidate were means to the Russian end of corroding public trust, not ends themselves.

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North Korea wins, America loses, with our Olympic appeasement

Appeasing authoritarianism comes in many forms. All of them are ugly. Some are obvious and extremely dangerous, and some are subtle, indicating a mindset portending future danger because of a propensity to ignore reality. Opening the 23rd Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, prominent American media outlets displayed the latter appeasement mentality in full measure, becoming stenographers for North Korea’s propaganda machine. Reflecting boundless gullibility, representatives of our free press stepped up to carry Pyongyang’s message.

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