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For 2010, I attempted to read the proverbial tea leaves and predict the future, with mixed success. Over the last year, I came to realize that it matters less to me whether I can call an event correctly before it … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2010

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when … Continue reading

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Venezuela, missiles, and you

A couple of years ago, I wrote a quick vignette titled “A Short History of the Venezuelan Missile Crisis” after rumors began to circulate that Ahmadinejad of Iran and Chavez of Venezuela were working toward military cooperation that could include transfer of … Continue reading

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Nuclear Ambitions

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North Korea has attempted another nuclear test, making this the second time in two-and-a-half years the nation has flaunted its international agreements and attempted to bully the world into doing what it wants.

The problem nations like North Korea and Iran present transcend politics. North Korea is a rouge state, now in possession of nuclear weapons, and I believe, unafraid to use them. […] Continue reading

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Other conflagrations

It’s hard to believe sometimes, based on the incessant international reporting on the Middle East, that there are things going on in other parts of the world besides the part centered on the Tigris and Euphrates. Yet, as it turns out, the nations of the Pacific Rim are experiencing their own tensions as North Korea threatens to launch its first satellite into orbit and now Japan is threatening to shoot that launch down. […] Continue reading

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