Category: Russia

The Case for Assad to Remain

“…As bad of a dictator as Assad is and as terrible as it is that Assad has aligned himself with Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, Assad nevertheless has a functioning government that provides law and order. …If President Trump topples Assad then only sectarian rebel groups will remain. …The only way that this author can support Assad’s removal is if President Trump also sends to Syria a couple hundred thousand American troops to help stand up a transitional government.”

Should President Trump Remove Bashar al-Assad from Syria?

“…if President Trump is determined to go this route -risking war with Russia in order to topple Assad- then he should do so only, and only if, he also authorizes putting on the ground in Syria a couple of hundred thousand American troops to provide the law and order that will be necessary to stand up a transitional government.”

A Commission to Address U.S.-Russia Relations

“As Congress did following the September 11 attacks by setting up an independent commission and funding it through a bill signed into law by President George W. Bush, it should do again in regards to U.S.-Russia relations in the post-Cold War era.”

How U.S.-Russia Relations Collapsed

“Sometimes viewing a problem from a fresh perspective requires removing that problem from its historical moorings and placing it somewhere else….”

Obama’s Nuclear Policy Gamble

President Obama knows that he cannot just abolish all US nuclear weapons. Such a policy would endanger America’s national security so long as other states have them. So how can Obama win Middle East support in his effort to keep isolating Iran? He is offering a concession to Arab leaders and others who feel as they do.

The Bomb and the Shield

The scrapping of the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) system, or missile shield, in Eastern Europe must be put in the proper perspective to see what that decision does and does not affect. On a positive note, US-Russia relations will improve slightly…

Obama Scraps the ABM System

While President Obama’s scrapping of the ABM (anti-ballistic missile) system in Poland and the Czech Republic may appear on the surface to reduce America and Western Europe’s security, it was the right move. Placing ten interceptors next to Russia was…

U.S.-Russia Summit: Nukes and Interceptors

The three-day US-Russia 2009 Summit begins today. Several global issues will be discussed but the most important one between the two powers will be nukes and interceptors. The 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) that went into effect on December…