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Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A common refrain in these pixels is that strategic competition is an armed debate in which debaters—great powers, usually—flourish implements of war in an...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

19FortyFive explores the causes and effects, dangers and opportunities of rampant change to the international system. So does this blog. It is 19FortyFive with...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Riddle me this: does a contender intent on overthrowing the international system harbor “limited” or “unlimited” political goals? This may sound like an idle...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

A couple of weeks back the U.S. Army released the latest in the family of strategy documents to issue forth from the armed services,...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Air Force recently took delivery of the Boeing F-15EX, the newest variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle, taking the jet on March 10....

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The IS-3 heavy tank was to be the Soviet Union’s ultimate heavy tank: well-armed and very well protected. It could have in theory allowed...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

No other naval power in the world has anything even close to the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), the lead ship of her class...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

A day after the proclamation of the 1943 Italian armistice, which saw the downfall of the fascist regime under Benito Mussolini, on September 9,...

Trillions

Trillions

As part of his infrastructure plan, President Biden is proposing to raise the federal corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent and broaden...

Trillions

President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan includes $621 billion for transportation. It would spend $115 billion on accelerated road and bridge repairs, $20 billion for “vision zero”...

Trillions

Today’s blowout job numbers are wonderful news for the U.S. economy. They suggest that, even before President Biden’s massive budget stimulus took effect, the...

Trillions

The Biden administration on Wednesday released details of the first part of its latest enormous spending plan. Although President Joe Biden is promoting the plan as...

The Embassy

The Embassy

American progressives hate Saudi Arabia, and under the new administration, this attitude of revulsion is seriously hurting U.S. interests across the Middle East. The...

The Embassy

Washington’s relations with Moscow have been deteriorating for more than two decades. The decision by Bill Clinton’s administration to expand NATO, the most powerful...

The Embassy

President Joe Biden is pushing forward with talks to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with American diplomats joining diplomats...

The Embassy

The recent bilateral meetings between U.S. and Chinese diplomats stumbled into acrimonious territory as the two powers accused each other of upsetting international norms....

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in early March. The first major piece of legislation to pass in the...

Coronavirus Chaos

The ongoing mutations of the novel coronavirus that have already produced several highly contagious variants could render current vaccines ineffective within a year, according...

Coronavirus Chaos

Today’s favorable employment and GDP numbers, pointing to a U.S. economy well on the mend, have to raise a couple of basic questions. With...

Coronavirus Chaos

A famous comedian, now canceled so shall remain nameless, had a standup routine in which he would describe the onboard behavior of airline passengers...

Politics News

Politics

Here is a bit of a paradox concerning H.R. 1, the sprawling House-passed omnibus bill that would assert federal control over dozens of areas related to elections, political speech,...

Politics

A question has been genuinely asked (on Twitter and other social media sites): “Did the narrative pushed by the media play a role in radicalizing the...

Politics

Peyman Pakdel is an engineer in Northeast Ohio who saved up for years to purchase an apartment in San Francisco where he intends to...

Politics

President Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter Biden, has what can only be described as a “complicated” background. And that is putting it quite gently. The...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

The Korean Peninsula remains one of the world’s most dangerous hotspots, with the potential for the outbreak of a truly calamitous conflict. Much of...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea’s recent testing of “newly-developed tactical guided missiles” has raised the specter of possible North Korean development of tactical nuclear weapons. Indeed, North...

Hermit Kingdom

In late March, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) towards the East Sea, marking the country’s first ballistic missile launch since President...

Hermit Kingdom

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will host a trilateral meeting next week between the U.S., South Korea, and Japan as part of the Biden...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More