Comparativist Posts

Defense North Korea

Of the many similarities between Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is the question of when one should take him at his word. Prone to bluster, he was serious…

Defense Philippines Politics

One month and two tests into a world where North Korea possesses an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), experts are still divided over the specifications and capabilities of the Hwasong-14 (HS-14)…

Defense North Korea

What is an aircraft carrier? An aircraft carrier is whatever a particularly navy defines one as. When the Liaoning began her life in a Ukrainian construction yard, the Soviet Navy…

Uncategorized

There is something remarkable and strange in the interviews with our Chief Executive-elect. Discerning the meaning of the contours of these peculiarities tells us something about the current political reality…

Asia China Hong Kong Places Politics

A few thoughts on where we are now with Kremlingate. I think we’re officially in -gate territory now, as opposed to all the stories earlier, because this has come up…

America Places Politics

Please read the Introduction if you haven’t already. Claim #1: The ‘Left Plastics’ Failed Not only during Occupy, but we are to believe that the entire pan-democratic movement has been…

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