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A specter is now haunting the emerging market economies. It is the specter of U.S. economic overheating that will raise interest rates and provoke...

The Embassy

All eyes are on Afghanistan after President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will withdraw American troops from the country by September 11, 2021. While...

The Embassy

President Joe Biden announced yesterday that he would withdraw all remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan to end the “forever war.” Bizarrely, he made the...

Tianxia

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants to build a canal. Called a “crazy project” by none other than Erdoğan himself, the Kanal İstanbul would...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

An old book from the 1950s explains How to Lie with Statistics. Author Darrell Huff alerts readers to be on guard against those who...

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...

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Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Moscow warned the U.S. Navy to stay away from Crimea “for their own good,” and called the deployment of U.S. warships to the Black...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Marine Corps recently released the official manual for their new Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations strategy, the tentative first edition of which can be...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

When she was commissioned in August 1940, Germany’s battleship Bismarck was considered one of the most advanced and modern warships in the world. She...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Taiwan launched the first of a new class of amphibious warfare ships with a number of capabilities that would help the island nation defend...

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Trillions

Judging by Fed Chief Jerome Powell’s recent pronouncements, today’s slightly higher than expected consumer price inflation numbers are almost certain to be dismissed by...

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“The Interstate Highway System transformed the way we traveled, lived, worked, and developed,” said President Biden in the March 31 speech introducing his American Jobs Plan. “Imagine...

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Hyman Minsky, the late renowned credit market expert, must be rolling in his grave at the sight of Italy, the Eurozone’s very troubled and...

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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...

The Embassy

The Embassy

The United States has poured billions of dollars into Somalia in recent years, not only for aid and development but also to support police...

The Embassy

In President Biden’s first press conference, he was asked about Afghanistan and on this subject, two aspects of his answers stood out. The first...

The Embassy

On April 11, 2021, a blackout struck Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility causing it severe damage a day after President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated new,...

The Embassy

What does China have to do with Georgia’s controversial new voting law or America’s roads and bridges? The answer is nothing – but you...

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Coronavirus Chaos

In general, no federal law prohibits businesses from asking for proof of vaccination as a condition of consumer services or employment. Kathryn Watson of...

Coronavirus Chaos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is recommending the federal government and state governments stop administering Johnson & Johnson’s Covid‐​19 vaccine. Some 7 million Americans have...

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...

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Politics

During his Rose Garden address earlier this month, President Joe Biden spoke about gun violence and was direct to the point, “Gun violence in...

Politics

History has a way of repeating itself. As President Joe Biden pushes his gun control agenda it could end up costing the Democrats control...

Politics

Anyone who has headed to a gun shop or browsed online for ammunition knows nearly every caliber is in short supply, but help is...

Politics

There is an old joke: how can you tell when a politician is lying? The answer: his lips are moving. In the case of...

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Hermit Kingdom

19FortyFive has confirmed that North Korea is near completion of a submarine that is most likely configured to fire a ballistic missile, according to...

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...

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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