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Which countries are the safest in the world?

Which countries are the safest in the world?

Every day, Israel is plagued by more terror attacks.  Today, a terrorist opened fire on an Israeli minibus in the Binyamin region.   Last night, an explosive device was thrown on a passenger bus in Gush Etzion.   And a Palestinian who was planning a suicide bombing attack was recently arrested near Jericho.   These are merely a […]

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USA and NATO Fail to Take Advantage of The Tremendous Ukrainian Military Efficiency in Dollars Spent

USA and NATO Fail to Take Advantage of The Tremendous Ukrainian Military Efficiency in Dollars Spent

Seldom discussed since the Russian aggression against Ukraine are the vast disparities between the economic wealth of the west versus the much smaller, communist/socialist dictatorship economies of Russia, Iran and North Korea (RINK) Here are two numbers to make my point perfectly clear: GDP of combined NATO countries is $47 trillion. Combined GDP of RINK […]

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Reclaiming Responsibility: A Call for Congressional Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

Reclaiming Responsibility: A Call for Congressional Accountability in U.S. Foreign Policy

For years, I have argued that America’s legislative branch has failed to live up to its obligations in guiding U.S. foreign policy. Trends dating back before the turn of the millennium reveal that the Legislative branch has spent an increasingly small amount of time discussing and researching important foreign policy questions. Beyond that, when important […]

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World Forgot Plight of West Azerbaijanis

World Forgot Plight of West Azerbaijanis

Across the world, media outlets and non-governmental organizations are speaking about the plight of Armenian settler colonialists in Karabakh, who left their homes voluntarily.   For example, the International Crisis Group recently published a report, proclaiming: “Armenia is having problems integrating over 100,000 refugees who fled Nagorno-Karabakh when Azerbaijan took control of the enclave in September […]

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NATO at a Crossroads? Trump’s Remarks and the Future of the Alliance

NATO at a Crossroads? Trump’s Remarks and the Future of the Alliance

  Former President Trump is no stranger to controversy, but his recent remarks represent perhaps his most alarming challenge to transatlantic unity. During a campaign rally on February 10, the likely Republican presidential nominee declared that he would not defend a NATO ally that fails to meet the 2% GDP defense spending requirement. Beyond undermining […]

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IMEC: America’s Uncertain Response to China’s Silk Road

IMEC: America’s Uncertain Response to China’s Silk Road

  In a global landscape rife with instability, conflict, and fragmentation, economic initiatives have hardly captured recent headlines. It comes with little surprise that French calls for a meeting of IMEC member states flew under the radar, much like the project’s announcement did when President Joe Biden unveiled its blueprints at the 2023 G20 Summit […]

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The State of the World into 2024…

The State of the World into 2024…

One month into the New Year, and we can already confirm that the rumors are true- 2024 will be a precedent setting year …. One might say that we enter the year between a rock and a hard place.  Major conflicts rage on multiple fronts and along multiple planes. Literal fighting continues to take place […]

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Elections to be held in Azerbaijan following successful military operation

Elections to be held in Azerbaijan following successful military operation

It was recently announced in Azerbaijan that elections will be held in the country early, following the Azerbaijani military’s victorious campaign against the successionist regime in Khenkendi, which permitted Azerbaijan to reclaim all of the Karabakh region that was illegally occupied by Armenia in violation of four UN Security Council resolutions over the course of […]

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Germany has Deployed Forces in Europe, and yes, it is a Positive Development

Germany has Deployed Forces in Europe, and yes, it is a Positive Development

For the first time since World War II, Germany has established a permanent military presence outside its territorial borders. While the deployment of 4,800 soldiers to Lithuania appears modest, this historic shift in German strategic thinking could hold significant long-term implications for transatlantic security. Throughout the post-war period, the U.S. has guaranteed Germany’s and much […]

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Harfoush’s concert at the European Commission brings peace amidst dark Christmas

Harfoush’s concert at the European Commission brings peace amidst dark Christmas

“Tis the season to be merry,” but not in the Land of Israel, which is plagued by war and bloodshed. However, Harfoush’s concert at the European Commission brings peace amidst a dark Christmas in the Middle East.      As Americans prepare to celebrate Christmas, they aspire to live in a world enjoying peace and […]

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The Plight of Displaced Nations

The Plight of Displaced Nations

The global displacement crisis has reached alarming proportions, with millions of people forced to leave their homes due to armed conflicts, persecution and systematic policies.   According to the concept paper written for an international conference sponsored by the West Azerbaijan community, “It is imperative to prioritize the voluntary, safe and dignified return of expelled people […]

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Azerbaijan appropriates its imperial heritage

Azerbaijan appropriates its imperial heritage

  If one asks the average American, who are the Qizilbash people, the average American won’t know what you are speaking about.   They will say the “Qizil what?”   And then, if you ask them about the connection of the Qizilbash people to Azerbaijan, the average American will ask you how to spell Azerbaijan and ponder […]

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The Foreign Policy Failures behind the Arab-Islamic Summit in KSA

The Foreign Policy Failures behind the Arab-Islamic Summit in KSA

The emergency Arab-Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia, which brought togethers leaders from the Arab world, including Bashir Al-Assad, Turkey, and even the president of Iran, has come to a close with the rejection of Israel’s claims to self-defense against Hamas, and a joint call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to the war in […]

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Putin’s Eurasianist Vision

Putin’s Eurasianist Vision

Undoubtedly, Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine was a miscalculation. Nevertheless, many international observers were shocked when Russian tanks started to roll across the border despite mounting evidence that Putin would go through with it. Ostracizing his country from the Western liberal economies was incomprehensible to most. At the same time, it is all too […]

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Should the U.S. Fear the Rise of BRICS?

Should the U.S. Fear the Rise of BRICS?

The 15th annual BRICS summit kicked off on August 22nd in Johannesburg, South Africa, in its most widely observed meeting to date. As the acronym suggests, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa convened for a three-day conference with expansion at the top of the agenda. Because Vladimir Putin has an arrest warrant […]

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