In this podcast, I argue that Donald Trump will win the 2016 Presidential Election, due to ongoing global trends indicating a massive reaction from Right-Wing populists. The rise of Duterte in the Philippines, the Alternative for Germany Party (AfD), and Brexit are but some of the indicators that things are trending away from the post-Cold War Globalist consensus and toward a new nationalism. I hope you enjoy and discuss.
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Donald Trump & the OODA Loop
Donald Trump has been practicing the OODA Loop since he announced his candidacy and may not even know it. If he continues to act the way he has, I predict, he will be President.
How to Budget for Hard Power In the Age of Restraint
In an increasingly dangerous and fragmented world, the U.S. will need to deter its foes and reassure its friends. However, current economic conditions make such a policy dubious at best. Therefore, this article will discuss how key defense budget reforms will allow for the proper allocation of funds to support the deterrence and reassurance strategy.
Deter & Reassure: America’s Best Defense Strategy
For the entirety of the Obama Administration, the United States has engaged in a foreign policy oriented around cooperating with its adversaries and accommodating them, in order to bring about an international order to that eschews the pitfalls of the 19th century concert of powers or 20th century balance-of-power schemes. President Obama’s foreign policy has yielded terrible results. This essay argues for increased defense spending and enhanced military capabilities, in order to deter American foes and reassure American friends.