The Swap is a Dream Come True for the Taliban

The Swap is a Dream Come True for the Taliban

Was the Bowe Bergdahl swap a good idea? For the Taliban, it’s a dream come true. For the United States, a nightmare. An American president knowingly released five of his nation’s highest ranking enemies in return fo

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Canada On Guard: Assessing the Immigration Security Threat of Iran, Venezuela and Cuba

Canada On Guard: Assessing the Immigration Security Threat of Iran, Venezuela and Cuba

On June 4, 2014, the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS), a DC-based, national security think tank established in 2012, released its first major policy report: “Canada On Guard: Assessing the Immigration Security T

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Obama Spins Americans Over Bowe Bergdahl Release, Taliban Exchange

Obama Spins Americans Over Bowe Bergdahl Release, Taliban Exchange

President Obama has finally done it. The White House had been dropping hints for years, and this weekend our commander in chief made one of our nation’s most shocking wartime decisions. He agreed to allow the release o

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America Betrayed Over Bergdahl, Taliban Leaders POW Exchange

America Betrayed Over Bergdahl, Taliban Leaders POW Exchange

In one of America’s most shocking wartime decisions, the Commander-in-Chief has knowingly broken the law to release five of our highest-ranking enemies in return for a young soldier who mysteriously vanished from his

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Cuba and the China Model

Cuba and the China Model

Since coming to power, Cuba’s President Raúl Castro unleashed a series of important, albeit limited, economic reforms to revitalize the stagnant Cuban economy.  Many analysts use the shorthand “Chinese model” to

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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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The Toll of China’s Slowdown Depends on Latin America’s Policy Choices

The Toll of China’s Slowdown Depends on Latin America’s Policy Choices

The earthquake recently shaking the coast of Chile left relatively little physical damage in that nation but as always with cataclysmic episodes the psychological effects last long after the earth ceases to tremble.  On

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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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