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 forContinue reading
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 siContinue reading
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 mContinue reading
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 equaContinue reading
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 theContinue reading
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 haContinue reading
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 wContinue reading
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 thContinue reading