Tag: geopolitics

“Blood for Oil” Is Official U.S. Policy Now

In between playing five hours of golf on Saturday and getting booed at a baseball game on Sunday, President Donald Trump caught up on his other favorite sport: playing military. American service members in Syria cornered and killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the titular leader of ISIS, as Trump spectated; the following morning, in advance of […]

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Why Are U.S. Nuclear Bombs Still in Turkey?

The American relationship with Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey has been fraught for half a decade, but never this bad. Last week, American troops were intentionally targeted by Turkish artillery units in Northern Syria as Erdogan’s forces advanced and President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. into a unilateral withdrawal. The Pentagon sternly warned that Turkey’s troops […]

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The Madman Has No Clothes

If you pretended you oversaw the most powerful military, diplomatic corps, and liberal political system in human history, and you wanted to discover the one single action that would threaten a friendly people with atrocities, war crimes, and genocide; expose U.S. troops to attack by a foreign state’s military; scatter Islamist terrorist prisoners to the […]

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The U.S. Military Wants to Build a Strategic Port in the Melting Arctic

Russian, Canadian, and U.S. icebreakers rendezvous in the North Pole. Photo: NRDC Pix/Flickr As countries jockey for power over the melting Arctic, the United States wants to plant itself in the region with a strategic port meant for Navy destroyers and massive icebreakers. The request is part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that authorizes […]

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