In this week’s episode of The Strategic Hour, V the Guerilla Economist and I unpacked a variety of topics ranging from the causes of the spread of pandemics in thinking in our modern day, the cures to folly offered by Plato and the insanity of Game Theory. Other topics discussed: The source of COVID-19, the […]
On Conflicts of Interest #144, retired Army Major and Afghan War vet Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss Biden’s declared end to the Afghan War. Danny explains how the war has changed under the current administration. He attempts to tackle the tough question: “Is the war actually ending?” Danny and Kyle break down … Continue reading "Conflicts of Interest: Danny Sjursen Dismantles the War State’s Afghanistan Narrative"
https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/31/the-saudi-uae-disputes-reac… Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Disputes have popped up between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the war in Yemen, Syria and OPEC quotas. There has always been a rivalry, but in recent years the relationship between the two oil-rich nations was seen as warm and friendly. Now, the friendship […]
If you asked any time-serving British journalist over the age of sixty who are the most hated men in publishing, you would be told the long dead Robert Maxwell and the now 90 year old Rupert Murdoch, not necessarily in that order. Maxwell was a legend, not only in his own mind but for real, […]
The Mind Sports Olympiad is being held this month. The annual event was started in 1997, and like last year is again being held on-line. Registration is now open. The schedule can be found on the official website; there will be a total of 22 days of play between August 13 and September 5. The […]
This is an “Open Letter” from a group of Eastern Orthodox clergy and monastics and laity who got wise to the COVID-19 deceptions. Let’s get right to it. Open Letter: TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS From the Burning Bush Brotherhood TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS, […]
Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry have written a long article in Survival criticizing foreign policy restraint in general and the Quincy Institute in particular. (Full disclosure: I regularly write for the Quincy Institute’s Responsible Statecraft website and consider the scholars there to be colleagues and friends.) It is a frustrating article, to say the … Continue reading "Answering a Misguided Polemic Against Restraint"
Fast forward to early 2018 and President Trump was already half way through his first term. The unelected positions within his war cabinet certainly explain why his foreign policy decisions turned out no more hawkish and influenced by Zionists than his predecessors. Even during the 2016 Presidential Election, the former deputy chairman of the Trump […]
On COI #143, Kyle and Will break down the latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which paints a bleak picture for the country as the US’ 20-year war and occupation finally appear to be winding down.
On July 29, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel his plans to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) – an important defense treaty with the United States. He said that the legal conditions for the temporary US military presence in the Philippines has existed since 1998, on which the two sides conducted joint exercises … Continue reading "US Hopes To Turn Philippines Into Military Outpost Aimed Against China"