Let's start with relevant facts. Mumbai is India's largest city (20 million residents), its major financial center (India's central bank is located there) and the capital of the state of Maharashtra, a financial powerhouse unto itself.
Those facts alone make Mumbai a target for any group seeking to weaken India, much less wage war on India. For...Read more
Domestic political and cultural divisiveness has become the United States' greatest strategic weakness. This grim vulnerability, exploited by international rivals and authentic domestic enemies who despise the U.S. Constitution, puts the U.S. republic in peril.
Let me provide a background example. Left-wing 1960-ish feminists politicized the ...Read more
Based on words and deeds, the emergent Iran policy of President Joe Biden's administration is either structurally incoherent, another blatant example of mixed messaging by intellectual mediocrities or, worse yet, both.
Whether alone or both, the structurally incoherent condition is dangerous. Whatever the case, the administration must quickly ...Read more
February 2021 reprises a red-line drama, not yet as tragedy and not as farce but definitely as a threat to world peace. The repetition tests the will of President Joe Biden's administration to defend American security and a common-sense understanding of human freedom.
On Feb. 1, communist China's top foreign policy guru, Yang Jiechi, gave a ...Read more
On cue, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has signaled that President Joe Biden's administration is not prepared to seriously confront the complex and immediate threat communist China poses to American security and world peace.
Earlier this month, incoming secretary of state Antony Blinken acknowledged communist China presents a formidable ...Read more
President Joe Biden's incoming secretary of state, Antony Blinken, agrees former President Donald Trump's administration got communist China right.
During his Jan. 19 Senate confirmation hearing, Blinken told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "President Trump was right in taking a tougher approach to China. I disagree very much with the ...Read more
Strategists know trying to see the geopolitical battlefield from an adversary's point of view is useful, particularly the view of an adversary with a couple of nuclear weapons and a legacy of provocative violence.
I can't really enter the mind of North Korean dictator and chain-smoking lard tub Kim Jong Un, so his point of view, rendered as a ...Read more
Until the Trump administration began its experiment in 21st-century American transactional diplomacy, "intractable international problems" dismayed, vexed and bamboozled establishment diplomats, whether they hailed from Washington's Beltway morass, U.N. agencies or cachet townhouses in European capitals.
I specify American transactional ...Read more
The Chinese Communist Party's COVID-19/Wuhan virus disinformation campaign (cover-up) rates as 2020's biggest Big Lie. By any measure, especially body count, the CCP committed 2020's most consequential and deadliest falsehood.
The following analysis summarizes decisions and actions by China's communist rulers from December 2019's final days ...Read more
Planet Earth, for worse and occasionally better, is a world of neighborhood existence -- many neighborhoods at peace, many (most?) neighborhoods uneasy and facing tenuous circumstances, too many neighborhoods experiencing outright anarchy and war.
Blame the level of perception, of easy aggregation, for missing this truth. I'll illustrate with ...Read more
The first "high-end" war won or lost by robots may be fought at sea. The South China Sea, extending from China's southern coast to Singapore, is a likely candidate for this battleground. At this moment in time, it has replaced the Korean Peninsula as the most dangerous military collision between the great powers China and the U.S.
One caveat ...Read more
A Chinese foreign ministry official recently tweeted a photo showing an Australian special operations soldier in Afghanistan holding a knife to the throat of a child.
The picture was digitally altered, a contrived visual lie spread via the internet with the linked goals of provoking shock and anger in viewers worldwide -- and then politically ...Read more