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Nations: an index of posts by nation

An index of posts by nation

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  1. Afghanistan
  2. China
  3. Egypt
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Greece
  7. India
  8. Iran
  9. Iraq
  10. Israel
  11. Italy
  12. Libya
  13. Japan
  14. Korea, North and South
  15. Mexico
  16. Nigeria
  17. Pakistan
  18. Russia
  19. Saudi Arabia
  20. Somalia
  21. Spain
  22. Syria
  23. Vietnam
  24. Zimbabwe

Afghanistan

  1. Scorecard #2: How well are we doing in Iraq? Afghanistan?, 31 October 2003
  2. Quote of the day: this is America’s geopolitical strategy in action, 26 February 2008 — George Friedman of Statfor on the Afghanistan War.
  3. Another perspective on Afghanistan, a reply to George Friedman, 27 February 2008
  4. How long will all American Presidents be War Presidents?, 21 March 2008
  5. Why are we are fighting in Afghanistan?, 9 April 2008 — A debate with Joshua Foust.
  6. We are withdrawing from Afghanistan, too (eventually), 21 April 2008
  7. Roads in Afghanistan, a new weapon to win 4GW’s?, 26 April 2008
  8. A powerful weapon, at the sight of which we should tremble and our enemies rejoice, 2 June 2008
  9. Brilliant, insightful articles about the Afghanistan War, 8 June 2008
  10. The good news about COIN in Afghanistan is really bad news, 20 August 2008
  11. Stratfor says that our war in Pakistan grows hotter; Palin seems OK with that, 12 September 2008
  12. Pakistan warns America about their borders, and their sovereignty, 14 September 2008
  13. Weekend reading about … foreign affairs, 19 October 2008
  14. “Strategic Divergence: The War Against the Taliban and the War Against Al Qaeda” by George Friedman, 31 January 2009
  15. America sends forth its privateers to pillage, bold corsairs stealing from you and I, 9 February 2009
  16. “The Great Afghan Bailout” by Tom Engelhardt, 14 April 2009
  17. Stratfor: “The Strategic Debate Over Afghanistan”, 13 May 2009
  18. A joust between two schools of American military theory, 19 May 2009
  19. Can we answer SecDef Gates’ question about NATO and the Af-Pak War?, 19 May 2009
  20. Troops without proper equipment in 2004, troops without proper equipment in 2009 – where’s the outrage?, 20 May 2009
  21. New bases in Afghanistan – more outposts of America’s Empire, 21 May 2009
  22. The simple, fool-proof plan for victory in Afghanistan , 1 June 2009
  23. Advice about our long war – “It’s the tribes, stupid”, 9 June 2009
  24. An expert explains why we must fight in Afghanistan, 11 June 2009
  25. Real experts review a presentation about the War (look here, if you’re looking for well-written analysis!), 21 June 2009
  26. The Big Lie at work in Afghanistan – an open discussion, 23 June 2009
  27. The trinity of modern warfare at work in Afghanistan, 13 July 2009
  28. “Strategic Calculus and the Afghan War” by George Friedman of Stratfor, 17 July 2009
  29. Powerful insights about our war in Afghanistan, part 1, 18 July 2009
  30. We are warned about Afghanistan, but choose not to listen (part 2), 19 July 2009
  31. Powerful insights about our war in Afghanistan, part 3, 20 July 2009
  32. Exum: “Introducing the Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue”, 8 August 2009
  33. An important contribution to the debate about the Afghanistan War, 12 August 2009
  34. The beginning of the end to our war in Afghanistan, 13 August 2009
  35. You can end our war in Afghanistan, 20 August 2009
  36. We must stay in Afghanistan to prevent atomic war!, 24 August 2009
  37. Quote of the day: Our Afghanistan War explained in 22 words, 26 August 2009
  38. Foust describes the case for our war in Afghanistan, 28 August 2009
  39. Another attempt to justify our Af-Pak war, and show the path to victory, 31 August 2009
  40. The advocates for the Af-pak war demonstrate their bankruptcy. Will the American public notice?, 1 September 2009
  41. Today’s volleys in the domestic battle about Afghanistan, 2 September 2009
  42. Fact Sheet about US militiary operations in Afghanistan, 3 September 2009
  43. Here’s a politician with guts (too bad he’s Scottish, we could use more like him), 4 September 2009
  44. Every day the war’s advocates find new reasons we should fight in Afghanistan!, 7 September 2009
  45. “Afghanistan by the Numbers – Measuring a War Gone to Hell”, by Tom Engelhardt, 9 September 2009
  46. How many troops would it take to win in Afghanistan?, 15 September 2009
  47. Let’s blow the fog away and see what General McChrystal really said, 23 September 2009
  48. A new reason to kill thousands of people? Stay tuned for the answer!, 24 September 2009
  49. About those large and growing Afghanistan security forces…, 26 September 2009
  50. A General explains how the Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics will bring us victory in Afganistan, 27 September 2009
  51. DoD did not consider troop levels when devising our latest Af-Pak war plans, more evidence that their OODA loop is broken, 8 October 2009
  52. Powerful and insightful new articles by Macgregor, 10 October 2009
  53. Stop and reflect on this key moment in US history, 12 October 2009
  54. The three kinds of advocacy for the Af-Pak War, 15 October 2009
  55. Stratfor: The U.S. Challenge in Afghanistan, 21 October 2009
  56. Why All the President’s Afghan Options Are Bad Ones, 5 November 2009
  57. Bernard Finel shows how to end the Af-Pak in days. Now. Guaranteed., 6 November 2009
  58. Is the Taliban open to negotiations with the US?, 16 November 2009
  59. Admiral Mullen sets a high bar for continued US combat in Afghanistan, 18 November 2009
  60. We destroy a secular regime in Afghanistan (& its women’s rights), then we wage war on the new regime to restore women’s rights. Welcome to the American Empire., 20 November 2009
  61. Bernard Finel justifies our crusade in Afghanistan (insufficiently), 24 November 2009
  62. The SecDef gives the definitive analysis of the situation, a must-read, 30 December 2009
  63. “Night Raids, Hidden Detention Centers, the ‘Black Jail’, and the Dogs of War in Afghanistan”, 30 January 2010
  64. The future of Marjah, after the invasion and occupation, 23 February 2010
  65. Stratfor explains “The Meaning of Marjah, 24 February 2010
  66. A look behind the Afghan mask covering our operations in Afghanistan, 25 February 2010
  67. Another sad little bit of agitprop, this time from John Nagl, 28 February 2010
  68. Update about the state of the Af-Pak war; my forecast was wrong, 1 March 2010
  69. France gives us tips for the Afghanistan War, from their successful role in the American Revolution, 11 March 2010
  70. “Refighting the Last War: Afghanistan and the Vietnam Template”, 27 March 2010
  71. Today’s example of American foreign policy weirdness (about our allies), 6 April 2010
  72. Don’t read the media’s spin about Karzai’s remarks; read what the media actually say about Karzi. He certainly does., 6 April 2010
  73. A clear view of our Afghanistan War strategy (unfortunately, it’s mad), 16 April 2010
  74. A powerful story from Afghanistan, an illustration of our un-strategy at work, 18 April 2010
  75. Excerpts from the April 2010 DoD report on the Afghanistan War, 3 May 2010
  76. Exum looks at Af-Pak campaign of the Long War, revealing more about ourselves than the foe, 7 June 2010
  77. An unusually clear view of the Afghanistan War, 15 June 2010
  78. Max Boot: history suggests we will win in Afghanistan; odds better than 50-50. Here’s the real story., 21 June 2010
  79. Statfor discusses “The 30-Year War in Afghanistan”, 2 July 2010
  80. Petraeus’s Baby, 21 July 2010
  81. Afghanistan war logs: Shattering the illusion of a bloodless victory, 28 July 2010
  82. Today’s propaganda: we must fight in Afghanistan to help its women, 10 August 2010
  83. About our sudden concern for Afghanistan’s women (& the desperate search for a reason to fight), 12 August 2010
  84. A non-violent crusade giving rights to the world’s women!, 14 August 2010
  85. Two perspectives on the Afghanistan War, 6 September 2010
  86. On Strategy (specifically in Afghanistan), 1 September 2010
  87. Uncle Screwtape explains how to build support for the Af-Pak War, 16 September 2010
  88. More experts pan our Af-Pak war. When will this show close?, 18 September 2010
  89. Presidential decision-making about Vietnam and Afghanistan: “You have 3 choices, sir”, 5 October 2010
  90. Kubler-Ross gives us a good perspective on the evolution of the Afghanistan War,19 October 2010
  91. About our operations in Kandahar – all that’s old is new again, 20 October 2010
  92. Second thoughts by 2 major boosters of the Af-Pak War (better late than never), 10 December 2010
  93. Rolling Stone releases Colonel Davis’ blockbuster report about Afghanistan – and our senior generals!, 12 February 2012
  94. 450 Bases and It’s Not Over Yet – The Pentagon’s Afghan Basing Plans for Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops, 14 February 2012

China

  1. Power shifts from West to East: the end of the post-WWII regime in the news, 20 December 2007
  2. What you probably do not know about China’s food crisis, 21 April 2008
  3. China becomes a super-power (geopolitical analysis need not be war-mongering), 9 July 2008
  4. Words to fear in the 21st century: Lǎo hǔ, lǎo hǔ, Lǎo hǔ, 14 July 2008
  5. A different perspective on the US and China, seen by an American living in Russia, 23 March 2009
  6. China – the mysterious other pole of the world economy, 22 July 2009
  7. Another big step for China on its road to becoming a great power, 27 July 2009
  8. Will China collapse?, 5 August 2009
  9. A revolution is not a dinner party. Thoughts about the future of China, 19 August 2009
  10. Update about China: a new center of the world, 13 December 2009
  11. China moves to the center of the world. America moves to the edge, 6 January 2010
  12. Fertilizer overuse destroying Chinese soil, 18 February 2010
  13. Rare earths – a hidden but strategic battleground between the US and China, 5 May 2010
  14. Today’s example of the inscrutable mystery of China’s economic statistics, 13 May 2010
  15. How China builds its commercial empire, 12 July 2010
  16. A look at the future (it’s already here, but it’s not in the USA), 29 September 2010
  17. Why China will again rise to the top, and their most important advantage over America, 11 November 2010
  18. Will China become a superpower?, 9 September 2011
  19. Every day the new world emerges, yet we see it not. Like today, as Europe begs China for loans, 15 September 2011
  20. What China Wants Us to Understand about China’s Rise, 12 March 2012
  21. Are America and China secret twins? The similarities are striking, but we don’t see them., 17 May 2012
  22. Why does the US government seek a hotter conflict with China?, 15 October 2012
  23. Does corruption limit China’s growth, or pose a threat to its existence?, 11 December 2012
  24. BRIC building: the future of Brazil, Russia, India and China, 13 December 2012
  25. What will China’s new leaders do? Bold or incremental reforms?, 12 January 2013
  26. Can we see China through our veil of propaganda?, 16 March 2013
  27. About China’s real estate bubble: fact and fiction, 17 March 2013
  28. Danger, America! Wet your pants in fear of China!,4 June 2013
  29. ‘Warring States’ — The Coming New World (Dis)order, 20 February 2014

Egypt

  1. Important information about the riots in Egypt, 30 January 2011
  2. Why do we fear the rioters in Egypt?, 30 January 2011
  3. Sources of information about the situation in Egypt, 6 February 2011
  4. For Independence Day Egypt shows us how little love for democracy remains in America, 4 July 2013

France

  1. The Rioting in France and the Decline of the State, 8 November 2005
  2. France gives us tips for the Afghanistan War, from their successful role in the American Revolution, 11 March 2010
  3. Which is better? Rioting in France and Greece or snoozing in America?, 28 October 2010

Germany

  1. The Rioting in France and the Decline of the State, 8 November 2005
  2. German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück explains how the world is changing, 30 September 2008
  3. A lesson from the Weimar Republic about balancing the budget, 10 February 2010
  4. About the Euro crisis: the experts are wrong; the German people are right, 7 May 2010
  5. Hot news! The Wehrmacht failed to take Greece. Now Germany tries again, with a different method., 28 January 2012
  6. A Destiny of Failure – Germany’s plans to invade England during WWII, 4 March 2012

Greece

  1. What’s Going On in Greece? What does it mean?, 26 December 2008
  2. The periphery of Europe – a flashpoint to the global economy, 8 February 2010
  3. About the insolvency of developed nations:  News from the front lines of the economic wars, 13 February 2010
  4. A great speech by the PM of Greece. How soon until an American President says similar words?, 3 March 2010
  5. The EU does Kabuki for Greece. Is it the next domino to fall?, 7 April 2010
  6. Which is better? Rioting in France and Greece or snoozing in America?, 28 October 2010
  7. Hot news! The Wehrmacht failed to take Greece. Now Germany tries again, with a different method., 28 January 2012
  8. Europe has chosen a harsh future.  All the paths for Greece lead into darkness., 24 February 2012
  9. A note from Athens: Feeling on the ground has palpably changed, 1 March 2012
  10. Darkness slowly descends on the world (two examples: Greece and USA), 7 May 2012
  11. What’s happening in Greece? News from the front lines of Europe!, 22 September 2012

Iraq

  1. Scorecard #1: How well are we doing in Iraq? How well is our opposition doing?  (22 September 2003)
  2. Scorecard #2: How well are we doing in Iraq? Afghanistan?  (31 October 2003)
  3. Scorecard #3: the Coalition’s Progress in Iraq  (9 November 2003)
  4. Scorecard #4: New developments in Iraq  (22 November 2003)
  5. Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq   (30 November 2005)
  6. Lessons Learned from the American Expedition to Iraq   (29 December 2005)
  7. Forecasts for the American Expedition to Iraq – the Sequel  (7 March 2006)
  8. Kuber-Ross gives us a perspective on the evolution of the Iraq War  (11 November 2006)
  9. This is a defining moment in Iraq. The next six months will be crucial. Again. And Again.  (12 Novembe 2006) — Part one.
  10. Part II – What Should We Do in Iraq?  (9 December 2006)
  11. Part III – More Paths to Failure in Iraq  (19 December 2006)
  12. Part IV – Why We Lose at 4GW  (4 January 2007)
  13. Part V – The Iraq insurgency has ended, which opens a path to peace  (13 March 2007)
  14. The Core Competence of America’s Military Leaders  (22 May 2007)
  15. News from the Front: America’s military has mastered 4GW!  (2 September 2007)
  16. Stories or statistics? Read and compare to find the truth!  (5 September 2007)
  17. Beyond Insurgency: An End to Our War in Iraq (21 September 2007)
  18. The Iraq War as a warning for America (1 October 2007)
  19. Kilcullen explains all you need to know about the Iraq War  (6 October 2007)
  20. How to accurately forecast trends of the Iraq War  (15 October 2007)
  21. Why we are winning in Iraq…  (9 November 2007)
  22. Matthew Yglesias asks a good question about Iraq  (4 January 2008)
  23. Three blind men examine the Iraq Elephant  (6 February 2008)
  24. How the Iraq and Vietnam wars are mirror images of each other  (7 February 2008)
  25. Truly cracked advice to the State Department, receiving wide applause   (13 February 2008)
  26. Surrender in Al Anbar province  (14 February 2008)
  27. Good news about Iraq   (18 February 2008)
  28. Today’s ABCD’s: About Blitzkrieg, COIN, and Diplomacy   (21 February 2008)
  29. Another perspective on Cordesman’s “A briefing from the battlefield”  (29 February 2008)
  30. A look at the next phase of the Iraq War: 2009-2012  (1 March 2008)
  31. Stratfor’s analysis of US reasons for invading and occupying Iraq   (4 March 2008)
  32. The oddity of reports about the Iraq War  (13 March 2008) — Some theories why after 5 years we still debate basic things about the Iraq War.
  33. General McCaffery reports about conditions in Iraq  (21 March 2008)
  34. Imperial viceroys in Iraq  (22 March 2008)
  35. Stratfor again attempts to explain why we invaded Iraq  (24 March 2008)
  36. War porn   (25 March 2008) – Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the war-bloggers’ reporting in Iraq.
  37. Different voices discussing about the events in Basra  (27 March 2008)
  38. More views of the events at Basra (1) – experts  (28 March 2008)
  39. More views of the events at Basra (2) — bloggers and war-bloggers  (28 March 2008) – Contrast the war bloggers’ reports with those of some experts.
  40. More views of the events at Basra (3) — background information   (28 March 2008)
  41. A rebuttal to “War Porn” (it takes 2 sides to have a discussion)  (29 March 2008)  – A defense of the war bloggers, and the author’s reply.
  42. Two comparisons of Vietnam and Iraq   (30 March 2008)
  43. A look at the writings of “war blogger” Michael J. Totten  (31 March 2008) — excerpts of his posts from 2003 – 2005.
  44. News you can trust about the fighting in Basra!  (31 March 2008) — Two perspectives on recent events.
  45. An email discussion with Michael Totten  (31 March 2008) – How has his reporting changed? What does he wish he had done differently?
  46. Evidence of the war bloggers’ growing influence  (2 April 2008)
  47. Basra, a test case: war blogger’s vs. experts  (2 April 2008)
  48. Experts’ views about the recent fighting in Basra  (2 April 2008)
  49. Some comments by Bill Roggio  (3 April 2008)
  50. Sources of the Instapundit’s knowledge about Iraq — analysis or cartoons?  (3 April 2008)
  51. Bill Roggio comments on this series about “war bloggers”   (4 April 2008)
  52. We are withdrawing again from Iraq, forever  (12 April 2008) — a survey of the Stratfor database from 2003 to now shows 21 articles about promises or hints of reducing US forces in Iraq.
  53. “The Price of the Surge”  (17 April 2008)
  54. Another volley in the battle of the anthropologists  (18 April 2008)
  55. The media discover info ops, with outrage!  (22 April 2008)
  56. Two views of Fallujah – which tells us more about the future?   (23 April 2008)
  57. Only our amnesia makes reading the newspapers bearable  (30 April 2008)
  58. Mocking the “culture clash” reporting about the Iraq War  (6 May 2008)
  59. Is Iraq like “Groundhog Day” or “whack a mole”?   (11 May 2008)
  60. Scoring Basra: War bloggers 2, area experts 0   (14 May 2008)
  61. Important news about the Basra fighting  (14 May 2008)
  62. The Iraq War will end in 2009   (19 May 2008)
  63. Iraq, after the war    (20 May 2008)
  64. Are the American people willing to accept the costs of war?  (21 May 2008)
  65. Keeping score: how well did 4GW theory predict events in Iraq?  (21 May 2008)
  66. Two stories about Basra and Sadr City – you decide who is winning  (22 May 2008)
  67. “America’s Greatest Weapon”    (25 May 2008)
  68. Winning hearts and mind with artillery fire  (26 May 2008)
  69. Iraq Army success in Sadr City: true or false  (26 May 2008)
  70. The cost of the Iraq War   (27 May 2008)
  71. Update: Is al-Sistani about to call for US forces to leave Iraq?  (28 May 2008)
  72. Another example of winning hearts & minds with artillery  (29 May 2008)
  73. A NY Times reporter proves that we still do not understand Iraq  (31 May 2008)
  74. A powerful weapon, at the sight of which we should tremble and our enemies rejoice  (2 June 2008)
  75. Iraq wonders if America will respect them in the morning  (5 June 2008)
  76. About those expert-sounding discussions of Iraq politics by Americans…  (9 June 2008)
  77. The Real War in Iraq, seldom mentioned so as to not disturb the slumber of America  (16 June 2008)
  78. Colonel Macgregor sums up the state of the Iraq War   (2 July 2008)
  79. What we did we wrong in Iraq – the simple, short version  (9 July 2008)
  80. Slowly the new Iraq becomes visible  (18 July 2008)
  81. A moment of truth about Iraq; apologies quickly follow – please forget this ASAP!    (3 August 2008)
  82. A larger lesson from the delayed elections in Iraq, 8 August 2008
  83. Can anyone explain General Petraeus’ answer?, 8 August 2008
  84. A lesson learned from the fighting in Basra: the war-bloggers were correct; the experts wrong, 17 September 2008
  85. Visiting Iraq’s “Don’s” from the Inside of an Armored BMW, 5 March 2009
  86. Brief update about events in Iraq, 8 April 2009
  87. If we won in Iraq, what did we win? Was it worth the cost?, 15 July 2009
  88. “Colonizing Iraq”, by Michael Schwartz, 25 July 2009
  89. “Iraq Endgame” by George Friedman, 22 August 2009
  90. “Biking Out of Iraq”, by Tom Engelhardt, 23 August 2009
  91. We collect our winnings in Iraq, 27 December 2009
  92. Some good advice about the Iraq War from Zbigniew Brzezinski, 13 January 2010
  93. One criterion of victory in Iraq: when will the oil flow?, 3 February 2010
  94. We paid the insurgents in Iraq; it looked good in dispatches (ignore the long-term effects), 19 May 2010
  95. About our successful nation-building in Iraq, 31 August 2010

India

  1. Terrorism in India, a roster of incidents, 16 May 2008
  2. About the 4GW between India and Pakistan, 6 January 2009
  3. “Some people just want to see the world burn”, 17 January 2009
  4. 4GW in India – more people who want to watch the world burn, 19 January 2009
  5. India looks at the monster in the mirror, 21 January 2009

Iran

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  1. Is Pakistan’s Musharraf like the Shah of Iran? (if so, bad news for us) , 8 November 2007
  2. War with Iran , 9 November 2007 — Why Iran is not necessarily our enemy.
  3. Is Iran dangerous, or a paper tiger? , 13 November 2007
  4. The new NIE, another small step in the Decline of the State , 10 December 2007
  5. Iran’s getting the bomb, or so we’re told. Can they fool us twice?, 16 January 2009
  6. Iran – a key state to watch as the new world order evolves, 3 March 2009
  7. Update: war watch – Iran, 29 September 2009
  8. More about Iran, things you know that might not be so, 3 October 2009
  9. Stratfor: “Two Leaks and the Deepening Iran Crisis”, 7 October 2009
  10. Jeremy Hammond explains why Iran’s New Nuclear Site is “Much Ado About Nothing”, 30 September 2009
  11. Follow-up on America’s latest wetting our pants episode: Iran’s secret atomic facility, 13 November 2009
  12. The CIA’s forecast about the Iranian Revolution – and the revolution prediction tool, 6 January 2010
  13. Iran will have the bomb in 5 years (again), 21 January 2010
  14. Stratfor thinks about the unthinkable: a U.S.-Iranian deal, 6 March 2010 — Forecasts of an Iranian bomb really soon, going back to 1984
  15. Are Israel’s leaders insane?  Jeffrey Goldberg thinks so., 15 August 2010
  16. America takes another step towards war with Iran, towards the dark side of its soul, 3 September 2010
  17. The Iranian Assassination caper was a complete success!, 17 October 2011
  18. About the escalating conflict with Iran (not *yet* open war), 4 January 2012
  19. Have Iran’s leaders vowed to destroy Israel?, 5 January 2012 — No, but it’s established as fact by repetition
  20. What do we know about Iran’s nuclear ambitions?, 6 January 2012 — US intelligence officials are clear:  not as much as the news media implies
  21. What does the IAEA know about Iran’s nuclear program?, 9 January 2012 — Their reports bear little resemblance to reports in the news media
  22. What happens when a nation gets nukes?  Sixty years of history suggests an answer., 10 January 2012
  23. What happens if Iran gets nukes? Not what we’ve been told., 11 January 2012
  24. Status report on the already-hot conflict with Iran – and the looming war, 12 January 2012
  25. Continuity and dysfunctionality in US foreign policy (lessons for our conflict with Iran), 13 January 2012 — Insights about today from Cold War strategist Colin Grey
  26. What the conflict with Iran can teach us about modern State-to-State war, 16 January 2012
  27. Has Iran won a round vs. the US-Israel?, 17 January 2012
  28. Is Killing Iranian Nuclear Scientists Terrorism?, 19 January 2012 — By Kevin Jon Heller (Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School)
  29. Iran: War Drums Beating, 9 February 2012

Israel

  1. The Fate of Israel, 28 July 2006
  2. The War Nerd shows how simple 4GW theory can be, 22 January 2009
  3. Are Israel’s leaders insane?  Jeffrey Goldberg thinks so., 15 August 2010
  4. We can only watch as the nation of Israel slowly commits suicide, 30 November 2011
  5. Israel leads America on a march to war.  A march to folly., 16 February 2012
  6. Preparing for the Evacuation of Israel, 6 March 2012
  7. Israel becomes its enemy, 20 November 2012
  8. Why Israel didn’t win in Gaza, 6 December 2012

Italy

Japan

  1. As Japan sails into the shadows, let’s wish them well and wave good-by, 14 July 2009
  2. We are following Japan’s path of decline. The real test comes later this year., 23 June 2010
  3. News about the earthquake in northeastern Japan, 13 March 2011
  4. About the atomic crisis in Japan – background information and reliable news sources, 15 March 2011
  5. Japan can again become the land of the rising sun. We should watch and learn from them., 1 November 2012
  6. Lessons for America from the Russo-Japanese War, 4 February 2012
  7. We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima., 11 August 2013

Korea, North and South

  1. New article stokes fears of North Korean attack on South Korea, 17 July 2009
  2. Looking ahead to the final chapter of the North Korea story, 6 June 2010

Libya

  1. Libya’s people need uninvited infidel foreigners to save them!, 1 March 2011
  2. “You just have not seen enough people bleed to death”, 8 March 2011
  3. About attacking Libya – let’s give this more thought than we did Afghanistan and Iraq, 6 March 2009
  4. Our geopolitical experts see the world with the innocent eyes of children (that’s a bad thing), 14 March 2011
  5. We’re at war, again. Another shovel of dirt on the corpse of the Constitution., 21 March 2011
  6. A war monger review, looking at the articles advocating a US war with Libya, 22 March 2011
  7. What will the world’s tyrants learn from the Libyan War? Get nukes., 25 March 2011
  8. Who are we helping in Libya? Here are some answers., 27 March 2011
  9. In America, both Left and Right love the long war, 30 March 2011
  10. Can the UN give Obama the authority to send US forces in the Libyan War?, 1 April 2011
  11. Tearing the Constitution is a bipartisan sport!, 4 April 2011
  12. Why the Libyan War is important to us – and to our children, 9 April 2011
  13. A status report on our intervention in Libya. Historians will find this farce fascinating., 17 April 2011
  14. A child-like credulity is required to be a US geopolitical expert, 25 April 2011
  15. Important information about Libya hidden behind the veil of the US news media, 1 September 2011

Mexico

  1. Is Mexico unraveling?, 28 April 2008 — summary of Stratfor’s warnings about Mexico.
  2. “High Stakes South of the Border”, 13 May 2008
  3. “Mexico: On the Road to a Failed State?”, 14 May 2008
  4. Stratfor: the Mexican cartels stike at Phoenix, AZ, 6 July 2008
  5. “Drug cartels ‘threaten’ Mexican democracy”, 24 July 2008
  6. Stratfor reports on Mexico, news ignored by our mainstream media, 19 August 2008
  7. Nonsense from StrategyPage: Iraq is safer than Mexico, 17 December 2008
  8. A National Drug Threat Assessment – 2009, 30 December 2008
  9. New reports about Mexico, the failing state on our border, 9 January 2009
  10. Update Mexico: “The Long Arm of the Lawless”, 28 February 2009
  11. Stratfor writes about “the third war” in Mexico, 15 April 2009
  12. Stratfor: “When the Mexican Drug Trade Hits the Border”, 20 April 2009
  13. One of America’s few wise men tells us about Mexico, 6 May 2009
  14. The sky darkens over Mexico, 11 July 2009
  15. Stratfor reports about “The Role of the Mexican Military in the Cartel War”, 1 August 2009
  16. American fiddles in Asia while Mexico burns on our very border, 2 October 2009
  17. Update about Mexico, the failing state on our border, 12 November 2009
  18. Stratfor looks at Mexico: The War with the Cartels in 2009, 12 December 2009
  19. National Drug Threat Assessment 2010, 29 March 2010
  20. Freidman of Stratfor writes about “Mexico and the Failed State Revisited”, 9 April 2010
  21. Strafror looks at Mexico: “The Struggle for Balance”, 11 April 2010

Nigeria

  1. Nigeria, a weak link in the global oil supply, 2 May 2008
  2. Oil news:  Shell selling out of Nigeria, 22 December 2009

Pakistan

  1. Is Pakistan’s Musharraf like the Shah of Iran? (if so, bad news for us), 8 November 2007
  2. Terrorism in India, a roster of incidents, 16 May 2008
  3. Stratfor says that our war in Pakistan grows hotter; Palin seems OK with that, 12 September 2008
  4. NPR tells us more about America’s newest war, in Pakistan, 14 September 2008
  5. Pakistan warns America about their borders, and their sovereignty, 14 September 2008
  6. Weekend reading about … foreign affairs, 19 October 2008
  7. About the 4GW between India and Pakistan, 6 January 2009
  8. The US tells Pakistan to pick a side. Or else…, 4 May 2009
  9. Why are we fighting in Pakistan, 14 May 2009
  10. The love of an ally is sweet to behold, 21 August 2009
  11. Juan Cole describes A Century of Frenzy over the North-West Frontier, 27 September 2009
  12. Are we defending the Pakistan of our dreams, or the real thing?, 7 October 2009
  13. Pratap Chatterjee asks “are we destabilizing Pakistan?”, 14 February 2010

Russia

  1. Forecasts – Why wait? Read tomorrow’s news … today! (part I), 11 July 2006 – Rise of the petro-empires
  2. More news about Russia’s demographic collapse, 6 June 2008
  3. Perhaps *the* question about the Georgia – Russia conflict, 10 August 2008
  4. Keys to interpreting news about the Georgia – Russia fighting, 12 August 2008
  5. What did we learn from the Russia – Georgia conflict?, 13 August 2008
  6. Comments on the Georgia-Russia fighting: Buchanan is profound, McCain is nuts, 15 August 2008
  7. Best insight yet about America and the Georgia-Russia fighting, 15 August 2008
  8. Georgia = Grenada, an antidote to Cold War II, 16 August 2008
  9. “The Medvedev Doctrine and American Strategy”, by George Friedman, 4 September 2008
  10. Rumors of financial war: Russia vs. US, 22 September 2008
  11. Before we reignite the cold war, what happened in Georgia?, 12 December 2008
  12. More weekend reading; information you want to have!, 23 December 2008 — Russia as the last man standing in a region of demographic collapse.
  13. A free lesson from Russia: how to manage a banking crisis, 6 February 2009
  14. “The Russian Economy and Russian Power” by George Friedman of Stratfor, 2 August 2009
  15. How the Soviet Menace was over-hyped – and what we can learn from this, 13 October 2009
  16. A view of the world from Russia, 30 May 2010
  17. Is America fighting the tide of history? Are we like the Czars in the 19th century?, 29 July 2010
  18. The Truth and Beauty about the Pussy Riot, 26 September 2012
  19. The Truth and Beauty about Russia, 1 October 2012

Saudi Arabia

  1. The world changed last week – with no headlines in the news, 25 April 2008
  2. When will global oil production peak? Ask the CIA!, 1 May 2008
  3. Red Alert: the Saudi Princes have announced the arrival of Peak Oil, 11 July 2009
  4. A solution to our financial problems: steal wealth from other nations, 2 February 2009
  5. Red alert: Friday’s “Day of Rage” in Saudi Arabia could rock the world, 10 March 2011
  6. More about Saudi Arabia and the future Days of Rage, 11 March 2011

Somalia

  1. Lest we forget, “Black Hawk Down”, 27 January 2008
  2. All about Pirates!, 12 December 2008
  3. What should we do about Somalia?, 21 April 2009
  4. A Piracy SitRep, 12 May 2009
  5. What is this “justice” that war-loving Americans speak of?, 31 December 2009 — Amnesia about the events that destroyed Somalia’s fishing industry.
  6. More about those pirate demons in Somalia, 2 January 2009
  7. New research about pirates!, 3 March 2010

Spain

  1. The bailout of Spain’s banks shows the heart of our problem, 12 June 2012
  2. Spain’s’ only three options for recovery, 17 November 2012

Syria

  1. The Syrian dominos, Tom Hayden, 25 October 2012
  2. Some questions as we march to war in Syria, 17 June 2013
  3. The first question to ask about our war with Syria has nothing to do with Syria, 28 August 2013
  4. Q&A on the extraordinary aspects of the Syrian War, 4 September 2013
  5. What could go wrong if we attack Syria?, 5 September 2013
  6. The debate about Syria reminds us that a cat can laugh at the King, but the King has the power., 9 September 2013
  7. Susan Rice’s speech tells us harsh truths about ourselves, 10 September 2013

Vietnam

  1. Least we forget: lessons for us from the Battle of Ia Drang, 26 November 2007
  2. How the Iraq and Vietnam wars are mirror images of each other, 7 February 2008
  3. Another note from our past, helping us see our future, 16 September 2009
  4. My movie recommendation for 2010: Vitual JFK (the book is also great), 7 January 2010
  5. Refighting the Last War: Afghanistan and the Vietnam Template, 27 March 2010
  6. Senator Jim Webb on the Vietnam Generation – Outstanding!, 25 July 2010
  7. Presidential decision-making about Vietnam and Afghanistan: “You have 3 choices, sir”, 5 October 2010
  8. History helps us learn from the past and overcome the ghosts of the Vietnam War, 3 March 2012
  9. Vietnam Has Left Town. Say Hello to our New Syndrome, 11 April 2012

Zimbabwe

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