Iran, Russia, and China’s Central Role in the Venezuela Crisis

Iran, Russia, and China’s Central Role in the Venezuela Crisis

In the wake of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's first visit to Latin America, where China and Russia were both mentioned, Joseph Humire remarks on these external influences within the country. In an article for

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Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

January 2017 • Issue 2 Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, is a source of expansion and aggression in Crimea, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Syria, and in cyberspace. These are regrettably only the visible si

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Anti-Dollar Alliance: Russia, China & Ecuador Advance Against the Global Dominance of the U.S. Dollar

Anti-Dollar Alliance: Russia, China & Ecuador Advance Against the Global Dominance of the U.S. Dollar

SFS Policy Report No. 2 -- Anti-Dollar Alliance: Russia, China & Ecuador advance against the global dominance of the U.S. dollar addresses an emerging global alliance that is working to undermine the international m

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Can basketball history justify fear in Baltics?

Can basketball history justify fear in Baltics?

While folks in Congress experience bittersweet moments as their home state and alumni college basketball teams rise and fall, brackets are busted, and office pool champs are crowned, when it’s all over, most still equa

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As NATO withers, whither NATO?

As NATO withers, whither NATO?

As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales during the first week of September, they’ll need to do some collective soul-searching on the alliance’s future. NATO served its original purpose in preventing the

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Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

What would President Abraham Lincoln say? If it isn’t bad enough that four of the last seven former Illinois governors were jailed for assorted crimes of corruption, racketeering and bribery, now the Land of Lincoln ha

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Obama’s post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ foreign policies

Obama’s post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ foreign policies

When I was growing up during the Cold War, the geopolitical narrative seemed clear-cut and favored Americans. The United States and the Soviet Union faced off for supremacy in every corner of the globe, fighting proxy w

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Russian Missiles Positioned In Caracas Are Ominous Sign Repression Will Worsen

Russian Missiles Positioned In Caracas Are Ominous Sign Repression Will Worsen

Three U.S. diplomats, the Panamanian mission, and even CNN Español, have recently been expelled from Venezuela under the pretext of “foreign intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic. Straight from the playbook of th

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