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Aug. 15 marks the first anniversary of President Ashraf Ghani’s fleeing from Afghanistan, and the Taliban’s return to power. Over the past year, Afghans...

The Embassy

Last week, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled its long-awaited Strategy for Africa as Secretary of State Antony Blinken toured the continent....

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

The Last Aircraft Carriers? Last month, it was announced that the United States Navy’s newest (and largest) aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) would take...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

On day 172 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military is struggling with a strategic conundrum in Ukraine: attack in the Donbas...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Nancy Pelosi did not need to go to Taiwan. But having publicly broached the possibility of alighting in Taipei during her tour of Asian...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Today the chief of naval operations, Admiral Mike Gilday, released an updated “Navigation Plan” for 2022. In effect, the Navigation Plan represents Admiral Gilday’s...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

Niccolò Machiavelli, meet Chester Nimitz. In his Discourses on Roman history the Renaissance Florentine philosopher-statesman claimed that human beings do not relish change. In...

Dr. James Holmes: The Naval Diplomat

I’ve been a ghost around the hallowed halls of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport this sabbatical year. But I did clank and...

Smart Bombs

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Almost six months ago, the Russian military invaded Ukraine. Since then, 173 days have passed, but the Russian forces are still trying to achieve...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

After writing three consecutive 5 Worst/Bottom 5 lists for 1945, Yours Truly is starting to feel a bit like one of Spiro T. Agnew’s...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Russia’s continued insistence that Ukraine is responsible for a series of rocket strikes on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has raised eyebrows across the...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Meet the 5 Best Handguns of World War II – Military sidearms are generally associated with NCOs and officers now, but the use of...

Trillions

Trillions

Verizon is offering some amazing speeds for its Fios internet service – but can you even get it? Not likely: Earlier this year, telecommunications giant...

Trillions

While total visitor numbers haven’t returned to pre-pandemic levels, the magic is slowly coming back at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Disney World in Florida is once...

Trillions

Turkey’s newest and most advanced drilling ship, the Abdulhamid Han, departed from the southern Mersin’s port this week to begin its deployment northwest of...

Trillions

There are apparently a lot of people who need their fix of Star Wars, Marvel superheroes, Disney movie classics, and sports – as the Mouse House’s platforms...

The Embassy

The Embassy

Putin Won’t Be Able to Fix This Problem Easily: During his nightly address on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that he had made...

The Embassy

One year after the surrender, Americans remain deeply unsettled about the end of the war: Last September, TIPP did some of the earliest polling...

The Embassy

Ukrainian partisan resistance to Russia’s occupation forces has intensified significantly in the last 10 days, August 4-13. In my last update, which encompassed 28...

The Embassy

Zelenskyy Is Angry Ukrainian Officials Revealed Covert Tactics In Crimea: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy hit out at Ukrainian officials this week for leaking information...

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

Marjorie Taylor Greene is perhaps the U.S. Congress’s most controversial figure. Deservedly so – the junior representative is a bona fide conspiracy theorist. Still,...

Politics

Congresswoman Jackie Walorski has represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district since 2012. During the 2020 election, her fifth consecutive win, Walorski dominated, earning 61.5% of...

Politics

Hillary Clinton 2024? Whispers are beginning to circulate that Hillary Clinton may make another presidential bid. Clinton has categorically denied that she is interested in...

Politics

Coming Soon: Stimulus Checks for San Antonio? San Antonio, Texas, residents may be about to receive another round of stimulus checks, courtesy of a proposal...

Hermit Kingdom

Hermit Kingdom

This article is adapted from remarks presented by the author at International Forum on One Korea 2022 in Seoul, Korea on August 13, 2022....

Hermit Kingdom

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un announced that all COVID-19 lockdown measures would come to an end this week, declaring victory over the virus...

Hermit Kingdom

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, toured East Asia last week. Much debate was stirred by her visit to Taiwan,...

Hermit Kingdom

North Korea has reportedly tested explosive devices and has recently begun digging new underground tunnels at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site. According to an...

Smart Bombs: Military, Defense, National Security and More

Ukraine’s Special Forces: Kyiv’s Secret Weapon? Recent attacks on Russian airbases in Crimea and Belarus hit valuable military targets, destroying at least eight aircraft, including...