U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, arrive at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb/Released)
11 Apr 2016

B-52 Bombers Deployed to Qatar, EU Friendly Minister May Replace Yatsenyuk in Ukraine

Next Cold War Roundup 4/11/16 B-52 long range bombers have arrived in Qatar, first time since 1991 Gulf War since these long-range bombers have been based in the Middle East.  Syrian peace talks set to resume in Geneva. US and Russia’s interests are converging. Neither wants to be blamed for

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Deputy Commander SOUTHCOM General P.K. Keen meet with President Rene Preval in a tent at the Prince-au-Port airport, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2010. Photo by USAID on Flickr.
07 Apr 2016

The Global Consequences Of Hillary Clinton’s Predatory Pragmatism

The “pragmatic” policies advocated by politicians have consequences. There is an aftermath, and in the case of Clinton, it usually is a bloody one.

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Vulture getting ready to strike. (by Dmitri Markine, CC BY 3.0)
07 Apr 2016

#PanamaPapers Clear the Way for Technocratic Government in Ukraine, Let the Economic Reform Begin

Next Cold War Roundup 4/7/16 Ukraine president Poroshenko may have been the primary target of the #PanamaPapers.  Pentagon announces it may open more new US bases i Iraq or reopen old ones. US Pacific Commander wants to get more aggressive with China as the White House told officers to tone

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The flag of the Knights of Justice Brigade; an anti-government, Free Syrian Army group active in the Syrian Civil War By MrPenguin20 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
29 Mar 2016

Does The US Have An Actual Plan In Syria, Iraq, Or Yemen?

The literal DC turf war in Syria continues to rage between the CIA and the Department of Defense.

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Original photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Flickr) [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons
24 Mar 2016

The Real Policy In Libya Was Clearly Regime Change

Libya shows Hillary Clinton learned nothing from the Iraq War. If she gets into office, expect more regime change posing as humanitarian intervention.

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Still image from Hillary Clinton's Iraq war speech on the Senate floor in October 2002.
22 Mar 2016

New US Base In Iraq Drawing Fire From All Sides

The US built its first base in northern Iraq since 2014, and in the process united ISIS and Iranian-backed Shiite militias in a common cause.

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Russian President Putin with Foreign Minister Lavrov, Defence Minister Shoigu. March, 2016. (by Kremlin via CC 4.0)
16 Mar 2016

Russian Semi-Withdrawal, US and Allies Prepare New Anti-Assad Offensive

Next Cold War Roundup 3/16/16 Geneva talks are on. Russia does a surprise semi-withdrawal from Syria, leaving a well equipped Syrian coalition but increasing pressure on Assad to compromise. The US brings to the table a weakened position on the ground but a threat of a Turkish invasion and the

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Screen shot from MSNBC Hillary Clinton Town Hall
15 Mar 2016

Hillary Clinton Confronted On Support For Regime Change At Town Hall

Using Clinton’s record on the Iraq War and Libya, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked why she was such a strong supporter of regime change.

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In this February 14, 2006 photograph, members of U.S. Navy assigned to Guantanamo Bay place shackles on a prisoner's arms in preparation for moving him from his cell.  (Flickr / U.S. Navy / Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho)
11 Mar 2016

US Puts Militants At Risk Of Torture By Transferring To Iraq

Transferring captives to the Iraqi government instead of Guantánamo does not satisfy human rights concerns. It may be even worse.

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Pres. Obama and Sec. of State Kerry at State Dept. Russian Pres. Putin in a TV Address. February, 2016 (Photos by State Dept, Kremlin)
26 Feb 2016

Obama’s Tone Skeptical, Putin’s Optimistic, Kerry’s Threatening on Syria Truce That Begins Today

Next Cold War Roundup 2/26/16 The Cessation of Hostilities in Syria is scheduled to begin today at 5pm Eastern (Feb 27 00:00 Damascus time).  There was a significant contrast between the words and tones of Pres. Obama and Pres. Putin in their delivered messages to their respective countries on the ceasefire

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