The best way for the U.S. to move forward in response to the Cuban unrest may be to split the difference between the positions of the Democrats and Republicans.
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Done Ultimately, given the small amount of time remaining, the military needs to conduct a full-scale evacuation.
The case for maintaining a small yet strong military presence in Afghanistan is sound, if not popular.
To use a military analogy, the initial attack on SolarWinds was a carpet-bombing, which had immediate (if undetected) effects across the entire field of battle.
To comprehend Russia, including the mindset of Vladimir Putin, I’ve found more illumination in Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and above all Gogol than in most CIA reports.
What is particularly dangerous in this latest flare-up is that Moscow and Ankara are strongly backing different horses.
The problem with providing the F-35 to Arab states is it might erode Israel’s QME, a U.S. assurance that it will not sell its most advanced arms to Israel’s opponents.
Possible bite. While there is certainly justifiable "Middle East fatigue” in the U.S. today, now is not to time to withdraw.
This could be the first step toward a strategic coalition to check aggression from Iran.
There are several areas where both nations’ interests align, including climate change and, believe it or not, the Arctic.