January 16, 2021

Dangerous Times: Inspector Clouseau Brings Peace

A nuclear arms race is now arising in the Middle East, starting with an Iranian nuke, then a Saudi and Egyptian one. Nobody knows the end game. Obama’s biggest legacy may be worldwide instability for years to come. This administration is coming to an end. If you take away its corruption and thuggery, its constant […]

Newtown: Just Leave Us to Grieve in Peace

As I do every Friday, I sort through my week’s clipping files in preparation for this column. I was going to write about energy. The optimistic assessments of natural resources and the fracking technique to extract them has every potential of changing our economic future for the better and the repressive regimes of the Middle […]

Perpetual Peace: Accepting the Yoke Without a Struggle

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has released its 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI), and Americans can breathe a sigh of relief: the U.S. has once again avoided dropping below China in “peacefulness.”  To be precise, America is now the 88th-most peaceful nation on Earth, just ahead of the 89th-ranked People’s Republic.  If you […]

Catch and Release: U.S. Secretly Releasing Afghan Prisoners for Promises of Peace

Via Washington Post: The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks. As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the […]

Shocker: UN’s Peace Plan for Syria Near Collapse

Via Washington Post: A U.N.-brokered peace plan for Syria appeared close to collapse Sunday as the government demanded a written guarantee that the rebels will lay down their arms before authorities withdraw troops from cities and towns. The statement cast serious doubt on hopes that the peace plan — the only initiative backed by Syrian […]