Nov 26, 2021
Ukraine is the main show; Belarus is a side show. Russia has deployed around 100,000 ground troops on the border with Ukraine. Tanks, artillery, and other support elements are in place. Kiyv expects a multi-pronged invasion.
Nov 19, 2021
Russia wields its energy weapon ruthlessly. It has recently curtailed production to create gas and oil shortages. Thus, the prices have gone up. Then Moscow cracked its energy whip and Moldova caved first. Others followed.
Nov 12, 2021
Poland has now sealed its eastern border tight. The migrant crisis has been internationalized. Russia is involved, in addition to other actors. The Poles view this as a palpable threat to their sovereignty.
Nov 5, 2021
I check out periodically COVID-related developments around the world. Comparison sets you free and, if you are an American, it tends to lessen your COVID blues.
Oct 22, 2021
To save the environment, you must kill businesses and jobs. It is a universal trope applicable anywhere in the developed world.
Oct 15, 2021
For now, Poland controls its borders and passes national legislation that overrides foreign judicial interference.
Oct 8, 2021
At least Lithuania, Latvia, and Poland attempt to protect their borders.
Oct 1, 2021
Paris is furious at Washington because Australia scuttled a major naval arms deal with France in favor of America.The blow up is quite instructive as far as the art of statecraft in general, and the relationship between Allied nations in particular.