“Fear drove American policymakers to abandon practices they deemed as too cumbersome for protecting Americans from terrorists. Their assumption was both right and wrong. I do believe that the CIA’s torture program helped to break otherwise implacable terrorists in time to save some American lives (and give other viable intelligence on terror operations and organization).”
Brandon J. Weichert Talks About the Iran Protests on the Seth & Chris Show
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s days are numbered, as geopolitical analyst, Brandon J. Weichert explains to Chris Buskirk of the Seth & Chris Show.
Only the Gulf States Can Offer a Solution to the Refugee Crisis (Which They Won’t)
“At a time when Saudi Arabia in particular is seeking to create a grand regional alliance to counter the rising Iranian hegemony, taking an open-handed approach to the refugee crisis being kicked up by Saudi Arabia and Iran’s regional proxy wars is one, sure way to win a major soft power victory in that ongoing struggle. It should also be America’s price of admission for dealing with this alliance: if the Sunni Arab states want American backing for this endeavor against Iran, these states must accept the lion’s share of Muslims fleeing the region’s various civil conflicts.”
Out of Afghanistan?
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz published a brilliant piece on the War in Afghanistan at the Selous Foundation for Public Policy in June of this year. This is a partial republish of that piece.
What’s Going On? A New Balance of Power in the Mideast
A 15-minute analysis of how the Trump Administration, along with the Sunni Arab states and Israel is attempting to restore a balance of power in the Mideast aimed at 1) containing Iran, 2) countering Islamic extremism, 3) ensuring the flow of oil, and 4) protecting Israel.
Ethics and Deradicalization Against Terrorism
Olivier Hanne is an expert on Islamic history and teaches at the prestigious Saint-Cyr’s military academy in France. He outlines how best to deal with jihadists in France.
Nationalism Never Died (We Just Ignored It)
In my most recent article at American Greatness, I argue that nationalism never went away, but economic opportunity of the last 25 years made us ignore it. Now, with that economic hope stunted, nationalism is here to stay (and it might be a good thing for everyone)!