Geopolitics

White House Officials Divided on Islam, ISIS, Israel and Iran
By April 5, 2017 Read More →

White House Officials Divided on Islam, ISIS, Israel and Iran

Key members of Trump administration hold widely divergent views on the threat posed by radical Islam — and on the nature of Islam itself.

Donald Trump Boosts Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement
By November 13, 2016 Read More →

Donald Trump Boosts Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement

Donald Trump Boosts Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement Donald Trump’s electoral victory has come as a shock to Europe’s political and media establishment.

Europeans Rush to Profit from Iran Deal
By August 13, 2015 Read More →

Europeans Rush to Profit from Iran Deal

The flurry of European business activity in Iran implies that international sanctions are crumbling, and if Tehran violates its commitments under the nuclear deal, efforts to re-impose them are unlikely to succeed.

Salafi-Jihadists: “A Persistent Threat” to Europe and America
By June 13, 2014 Read More →

Salafi-Jihadists: “A Persistent Threat” to Europe and America

The threat to Europe and the United States from Islamic terrorism is serious and growing, and new attacks with unexpected targets and timings are increasingly likely, according to two new reports.

European Dual-Use Exports to Iran Continue Apace
By April 10, 2014 Read More →

European Dual-Use Exports to Iran Continue Apace

More than a dozen EU countries have supplied Iran with dual-use technologies in one form or another in recent years, and much of that trade was lawful and in compliance with export control regulations, research shows.

OIC Blames Free Speech for “Islamophobia” in West
By December 11, 2013 Read More →

OIC Blames Free Speech for “Islamophobia” in West

The primary objective of the OIC—headquartered in Saudi Arabia and funded by dozens of Muslim countries that systematically persecute Christians and Jews—has long been to pressure Western countries into passing laws that would ban “negative stereotyping of Islam.”

Europe Rolls Over for Hezbollah Blackmail
By March 7, 2013 Read More →

Europe Rolls Over for Hezbollah Blackmail

Several Western countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands officially classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization many years ago. But the European Union has steadfastly resisted calls to sanction Hezbollah.

United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?
By December 12, 2011 Read More →

United States of Europe One Step Closer to Reality?

The leaders of the 27-member European Union met in Brussels on December 8 and 9 under pressure to deliver a decisive solution to Europe’s two-year-old sovereign debt crisis.

Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?
By March 23, 2011 Read More →

Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?

An unintended but highly illuminating irony of the military intervention in Libya is that it has exposed the duplicity behind European pacifism.

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NATO Decides its Future
By November 19, 2010 Read More →

NATO Decides its Future

The leaders of the 28 member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meet in Lisbon, Portugal on November 19-20 to chart the future course of the transatlantic military alliance. The gathering in Lisbon is being billed as one of the most important summits in the history of the alliance.

Spain: A Political Risk Analysis
By June 1, 2010 Read More →

Spain: A Political Risk Analysis

Spain’s debt-laden Socialist government is caught in a Catch-22 situation in which it has failed to satisfy conflicting demands to cut its budget and stimulate job creation and economic growth. If the government cuts public spending to the level needed to reduce the deficit, it will drag down economic growth and make it more difficult […]

Britain’s Looming Defense Budget Squeeze
By April 22, 2010 Read More →

Britain’s Looming Defense Budget Squeeze

Although neither candidate has spelled out exactly where the budget axe will fall, military spending will almost certainly take a hit in coming years, regardless of who leads the next government. In fact, all three candidates say the status quo on military spending is unsustainable, and all are calling for a post-election strategic defense review […]