Brian F. Bridgeforth

Understanding the World

The World

Pakistan Continues to Support Terrorism Despite U.S. Objections

Pushing Pakistan to Crackdown on Terrorism

January 9, 2018

Pakistan has for years been accused by the United States of not doing enough to stop terrorism and the attacks on American troops in Afghanistan.  President Trump wants Pakistan to change its ways, and his

Poland Protests

The European Commission Goes After Poland

December 26, 2017

Last week the European Commission triggered Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty against Poland citing the country’s breach of common values and rule of law.  The European Commission’s patience has been tried over the past


Vichy France

Vichy France and the Holocaust

November 28, 2017

After France was conquered by the Germans in World War II, the French government relocated to the small town of Vichy in the middle of the country.  In the hopes of at least keeping the

Osama bin Laden

Inside the Diary of Osama bin Laden

November 2, 2017

On November 1, the CIA released 470,000 documents that had been collected during the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in Abbottabad in 2011.  Of those documents was bin Laden’s 228 page

Muhammad Mossadegh

The Overthrow of Muhammad Mossadegh

September 12, 2017

Muhammad Mossadegh was born in Tehran, Iran in 1882 to an upper class family which allowed him to live a financially comfortable life and for him to be educated in Paris and Switzerland.  He recieved


Donald Trump

Where is the Decency?

December 13, 2017

Republicans used to pride themselves on their morals which is the backbone of conservatism.  One cannot read the classic The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk and come away with any other conclusion.  Now, however, we

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