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Cape Town Awaits “Day Zero”

Cape Town Awaits “Day Zero”

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Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand up

Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand up

From immigration to the role of international institutions, Trump appears to maintain “both a public and a private position" on key foreign policy issues.

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Trump’s Bad Foreign Policy Prescription

Trump’s Bad Foreign Policy Prescription

Trump's over-simplistic diagnosis of the threat to America specifically, and the world in general, is off the mark, and so is his prescription.

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Brexit Makes Trump’s Wall More Likely

Brexit Makes Trump’s Wall More Likely

The outcome of the Brexit vote is a harbinger of a pivoting away from the globalization process and the strengthening of supranational institutions.

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Obama’s Cuba Visit: Throwing the First Pitch with Climate Diplomacy

Obama’s Cuba Visit: Throwing the First Pitch with Climate Diplomacy

Climate change doesn’t recognize ideological or geographic boundaries. The body of water that threatens to take a big bite out of Cuba is doing the same to dozens of cities along the coastline of the southernmost state of its nemesis to the north—Florida.

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International Security: We’re Doing it Wrong

International Security: We’re Doing it Wrong

Is a re-think of the Western-led international security enterprise needed to respond to a set of interrelated trends that have little to do with conflict between great states and far more to do with dysfunction within fragile states?

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Learning From Barbarian Underdogs

Learning From Barbarian Underdogs

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Getting Un-stuck From Red Dawn

Getting Un-stuck From Red Dawn

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Climate Change: Fragile States Spillage

Climate Change:  Fragile States Spillage

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Climate Change Hijacks National Security

Climate Change Hijacks National Security

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Message to Congress: No More Starships Please

Message to Congress: No More Starships Please

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Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country (Part 2)

Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country (Part 2)

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Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country

Breaking Bad in the Most Fragile Country

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“Christian American B*stard — go home!”

“Christian American B*stard — go home!”

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Time To Put Blue Helmets On Killer Hawks

Time To Put Blue Helmets On Killer Hawks

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About the Author

Oliver Barrett
Oliver Barrett

Oliver Leighton-Barrett is a multi-lingual researcher and a decorated retired military officer specializing in the inter-play between fragile states and national security matters. A former U.S. Marine, and Naval aviator, Oliver is a veteran of several notable U.S. military operations, to include: Operation Restore Hope (Somalia); and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan and Philippines). His functional areas of focus include: U.S. Diplomacy; U.S. Defense; and Climate Change. His geographic areas of focus include: Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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