How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World – For the Better

Strategic Culture by FEDERICO PIERACCINI   The two previous articles have focused on the various geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and practical actions that the United States has taken in recent decades to aspire to global dominance. This segment will describe how Iran, China and Russia have over the years adopted a variety of economic and…

Hydro-Power, Manufacturing & Political Will: Can the American Rust-Belt Learn from China?

New Eastern Outlook by Caleb Maupin   These mighty men labored by day and by night Matching their strength ‘gainst the river’s wild flight Through rapids and falls, they won the hard fight So roll on, Columbia, roll on –           “Roll On, Columbia”, Woody Guthrie With an executive order, Roosevelt hired millions of Americans who…

America Keeps Moving Towards War

Strategic Culture by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY   Very few US official figures are known for their sense of irony, least of all the Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, and it is unfortunate that he and others lacking appreciation of unintentional absurdity would be unable to find dark amusement in the contrast between two recent parallel events. On…

How to Tell The Difference Between an Nuclear Bomb Test and an Earthquake

Defense One BY PATRICK TUCKER People walk by a screen showing the news reporting about an earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear facility, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. AP PHOTO/LEE JIN-MAN Shortly after North Korea claimed it had tested a hydrogen bomb — a weapon potentially hundreds of times more powerful than the…