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The Danish Way

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax.  A major immigration reform is afoot in Denmark. Yet, the mainstream media is rather reticent about it. That is not only because the story is an embarrassment to the consistently pushy narrative about “socialist” and “progressive” Denmark, but because the Danes make international news usually…

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Fragmentation vs. Integration

Fragmentation in East-Central Europe: Poland and the Baltics, 1915-1929 By Klaus Richter Reviewed by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Throughout history, empires have been the norm in international relations, while nation- states a rarity. Small and even medium nation-states exist at the whim of the imperial powers that be either as their temporary satellites or subordinates of…

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A third front?

The weakness of the government in Jordan could lead to very difficult situations for Israel. One of the many reasons the upcoming election in Israel is so important is a factor that has been largely overlooked–increasing instability in Jordan. Read more at Globes

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EU Hopes for Fair Deal in China Trading Partnership – Good Luck

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. It’s official now: China is the European Union’s largest trading partner. It has surpassed the United States. Beijing is happy. China understands Europe well and, consequently, has been busy cozying up to the Europeans collectively and to each nation-state individually. The Europeans dream about “a…

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Should America Gift Poland a Nuclear Weapon?

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. In Ghost Fleet, a science cyber-fiction thriller about our next war with China and Russia in the near future, NATO falls apart. After the United States is attacked, and Hawaii occupied by Red Chinese, the Europeans proclaim neutrality. That is, except for the Brits and…

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The world won’t wait

Pressing foreign policy matters mean Israel needs a strong, stable government after the election. Well, Israelis will be going to the polling places yet again in a couple of weeks. There is a tendency to emphasize the importance of the election for domestic reasons: Yes Bibi no Bibi; are the Haredim part of the Israeli…

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The EU’s Vaccine Blues

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. By May, the United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccine for its entire adult population. The Canadians and British are quickly catching up. In contrast, the European Union lags far behind. There are serious shortages virtually everywhere. Why? First, the EU is less than friendly…

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What Happens When American-Style Lawsuits Go Global

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. Suing is so American; others learn from us, including in the Intermarium, the lands between Black, Baltic, and Adriatic Seas. On occasion, the Three Seas region citizens even seek justice in American courts. Sometimes we sue at home in the U.S. to obtain a ruling…

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A Czech Colt

A Czech arms company has bought America’s classic Colt. It is not a joke; it is a sign of times at several levels. First, American brands still have the magic. Second, foreigners feel safe enough to invest in American products. Third, at least at this level, capitalism works. And fourth, Czechia has come into its…

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Turkey’s Nuclear Reactor: A Tempting Target?

Accurate missiles and drones could knock down critical electrical supply lines to Turkey’s nuclear reactor and destroy its emergency generators, nuclear control rooms, reactor containment buildings, and spent reactor fuel buildings. Although it got little attention from the U.S. media, an explosion late last month at a Turkish nuclear power plant construction site raised eyebrows in…

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