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The Ukraine War Has Putin Making Some Bad Decisions: Don’t bother reading Russian President Putin’s speech announcing the Russian Federation’s annexation of four Ukrainian provinces...

The Embassy

It is increasingly clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is panicking over the course of his war in Ukraine. Ukraine won a major, rapid...

What the Experts Think

The press these days is mad about one question regarding the war in Ukraine: would Russian President Putin dare use nuclear weapons? And as...

The Embassy

Russia’s wartime arsenal now appears to include sabotage of underwater pipelines. On Monday, authorities in Europe noticed a sudden drop in pressure in the Nord Stream...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Will a ‘Peak’ China decide now is the time for war with America: Hal Brands and Michael Beckley have breaking news from 1832! Namely...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Putin: King Pyrrhus of Moscow?: Over at Geopolitical Monitor, Julian McBride wonders whether Vladimir Putin has come to a “Pyrrhus of Epirus moment.” Maybe...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Yesterday the crack Institute for the Study of War (ISW) team had glad tidings in their daily roundup of the latest developments out of...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

You take your wisdom where you find it. In 2020, on impulse, I incorporated the “weird fiction” of H. P. Lovecraft, the grandmaster of...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Greece and Turkey, two NATO allies, are once more embroiled in a fierce back-and-forth that could very well lead to war. At a time...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

It dawned on me the other day that it’s been a little while since I last wrote a 5 Best/Top 5 list for 19FortyFive...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

This week, the Pentagon announced news of the potential sale of operational and training rounds for M1A2 Abrams tanks to Kuwait as part of...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

It is no secret that the “special military operation” in Ukraine isn’t going well for Russia. More than seven months into the conflict and...

Trillions

Trillions

If I told you that the free market, of its own accord, had made a domestic energy source that was cheaper than anything America...

Trillions

Is the Great Ammo Shortage Over? Yes and No. A year ago, many hunters had to go on a hunt for ammunition before venturing into...

Trillions

Guns in America: Are Sales Finally Slowing? It isn’t just the weather in parts of the country that is cooling with the arrival of fall,...

Trillions

A video clip shared over the weekend by Just Planes offers an insight into the complex process of landing large commercial passenger jets. The...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Russian President Vladimir Putin has drawn comparisons between his unprovoked war in Ukraine with the act of liberation. On September 30, when announcing the...

The Embassy

Through their brave protests, the Iranian people are sending a message to the world: the Islamic Republic is repressive and unreformable. Its fearsome security...

The Embassy

Video footage uploaded in recent days shows the damage done by Ukrainian HIMARS to a Russian ammunition depot in Kupyansk, Kharkiv. The video, originally uploaded on...

The Embassy

Social media continues to change the way the war in Ukraine is seen around the world. In addition to being a platform to showcase...

Coronavirus

Coronavirus Chaos

A new virus has emerged in China and infected around 35 people, sparking concern that a new pandemic could be on the way. Scientists...

Coronavirus Chaos

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently experiencing mild symptoms, the White House said. “This morning, President Biden tested positive...

Coronavirus Chaos

As COVID Cases Rise, Studies Suggest Omicron Is More Deadly Than Originally Though – COVID-19 cases in the United States steadily increased in April,...

Coronavirus Chaos

Midterms Likely Play a Part in Sudden COVID Restriction Pullback: Seemingly out of nowhere, COVID-19 regulations across the United States are being relaxed and...

Politics News

Politics

Trust in most U.S. institutions – including Congress, the White House, the media, academia – has been marred as the poles of society move...

Politics

When Russia took Lysychansk on July 3, it was the third major Ukrainian city to fall in as many months, and by all appearances...

Politics

Governor Ron DeSantis’s political fortunes are facing a force majeure event. Hurricane Ian, billed as a “catastrophic” natural disaster, is set to make landfall...

Politics

Voting has concluded in four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine, where what’s left of the local population were asked in illegal and unofficial referendums whether...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has conducted a banned missile test in response to US Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to South Korea. “Two short-range ballistic missiles...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has done it again, which is no surprise. While the ROK/U.S. alliance and the international community has been waiting for a seventh...

Hermit Kingdom

Washington Must Learn to Bargain with a Nuclear North Korea: Kim Jong-Un’s statement in early September that North Korea will never give up its...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea Slams U. S. Over Weapons Transfer to Russia Claims – In a report from state media on Thursday, a North Korean defense...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

For decades China-watchers have debated what form a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) offensive against Taiwan might take. An onslaught seems to be coming. Saying no to a cross-strait union is not...