JAMES DOBBINS AS U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT LIBERAL IDEALIST – FOREIGN SERVICE : Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, (2017, Brookings Institution – RAND). If one reads text as this one seriously, and there are those who take the U.S. State Department seriously and its stories and narratives, start first at the last chapter […]Read more "Given German Reunification, Maastricht, Decades of Change; but Without Mention of the Warsaw Treaty or COMECON. Bravo!"
INVESTIGATE THIS – THE IMF CHIEF AT BOAO FORUM CHINA, 2018. As head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde this week made a formalized presentation at 2018 Boao Forum in Hong Kong that addressed a number of points on international trade only that by implication separate again and this after many years of uniform […]Read more "The “Dismal” Science of Economics — It’s Not Your Fault, … ."
PLEASE PARDON TYPOGRAPHICAL AND SPELLING ERRORS. CONDEMNATION OF TERROR : BACKGROUND ON ALEKSANDR LITVINENKO AND WHAT WAS BEHIND THE MYSTERY OF HIS DEMISE. BLOWING UP RUSSIA : The Secret Plot to Bring back K.G.B. Terror, by Aleksandr Litvinenko and Yuri Felshtinsky (New York, Encounter Books, 2007). A. Litvinenko was a middle – aged K.G.B. agent […]Read more "The Yeltsin Reforms in Spirit Today, and “Bandits”."
CONFIDENTIAL. DRAFT – REDUX : JAMES COMEY AND THE F.B.I. After a speech by Joseph E. di Genova, former United States Attorney on January 25, 2018 at college in Washington, D.C. Plot by plot, high – ranking FBI and Department of Justice (DoJ) officials under Barack Obama made concerted and deliberate efforts to tamper any […]Read more "After a Speech at College."
PRECURSOR TO BESLAN AND NALCHIK, ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA, NORD – OST, THE DEMISE OF GENERALS, AND MORE …. TOWERS OF STONE : THE BATTLE OF WILLS IN CHECHNYA, by Wojciech Jagielski (Seven Stories Press, N.Y., 2004) This novel is a story of people and places, specifically the Caucasus region of the former soviet union during 1999 […]Read more "“Kingdom of God” … “Genocide, the Death of a Nation”"
“IN CAPS” — GROWTH, LOW EMPLOYMENT, LOW INFLATION, LOW BORROWING RATES, AND THEN WHY STEEL AND ALUMINIUM TARIFFS ARE NOT JUST “UGHH!” TARIFFS ON ALUMINIUM AND STEEL (DEPENDING UPON RAW MATERIALS UP TO FINISHED GOODS, AND WHERE TARIFFS ARE IN THE METALS PRODUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN) : CONSIDER WHERE THE ALUMINUM AND STEEL INDUSTRIES ARE RIGHT […]Read more "Trump and the Tariffs (While “Tariffs” Is Really Not a Proper Noun.)"
Accessibility of the Inaccessible – North Korea and Nuclearization 2018. To begin with, the proposed summit with D.P.R.K., an idea arrived at by the state of North Korea during this time of “us and them” politics versus the United States, is a complete and utter surprise that appears to have to do more with D.P.R.K. […]Read more "Talks Fighting Merchant of the Unnameable."