Obama’s global retreat leads to Gangsta’s Paradise in Latin America

Obama’s global retreat leads to Gangsta’s Paradise in Latin America

With world leaders back in New York this week for the UN General Assembly, most of the attention was focused on Russia’s power grab in Ukraine and the so-called Islamic State’s march through Syria and Iraq. Yet as ne

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Why ISIS Isn’t The Whole Picture

Why ISIS Isn’t The Whole Picture

Imagine a team of doctors removing the largest malignant tumor from a lung cancer patient, leaving in countless smaller ones, and then allowing the patient to smoke 2-3 packs of cigarettes a day. Does anyone think this w

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Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America

Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America

In recent years, significant attention has focused upon the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and the threat they pose to the United States and the West. Far less well understood, however, has been the phe

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Is the China-Latin American Fiesta Over?

Is the China-Latin American Fiesta Over?

The recent deceleration in China’s economic growth rate has sent waves of speculation among many commentators.  Most recently, concern is being voiced that China’s slowdown will have a negative impact on Latin Ameri

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11 years after 9/11 why are we still fighting the last war to keep America safe?

11 years after 9/11 why are we still fighting the last war to keep America safe?

As we mark the 11th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks on America, we’re undoubtedly safer to flying on a plane – but that’s just about it. Sure, a lot has been accomplished since that horrific day -- we

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Iranian Weapons on America’s Doorstep

Iranian Weapons on America’s Doorstep

While many of the world’s leaders traveled to a Mexican seaside resort in Los Cabos for the annual Group of 20 meeting a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled a little farther south, to Rio

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