Center for Preventive Action 2018 Forecast

December 21, 2017

As many of my regular readers have probably picked up on, I cite Council on Foreign Relations sources often in my articles.  They are a great source for analysis on events that are unfolding around


Poland Risks Losing E.U. Voting Rights

December 21, 2017

Last week the European Commission invoked 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


Mahmoud Abbas and His Waning Influence

December 20, 2017

Time appears to be running out for Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah as Hamas looks to gain complete control of the Palestinian Authority once Abbas is no longer in power.  The chances of a new major


The Year That was 2017

December 16, 2017

Twenty-Seventeen was a year that to many may have passed as unremarkable, but if one looks deeper there are significant events that are changing the global balance of power.  There has been welcome change in

United States

The Republican Party: Where is the Decency?

December 13, 2017

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


Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 6, 2017

As word spread that President Donald Trump was set to announce America would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, celebrations began.  Shouts of “Amen!” and “Hallelujah” were coming from those who support the president’s decision.  With