Poland Should Get Out of Marxist Istanbul Agreement

The New York Times has just gone ballistic because Poland wants to withdraw from the so-called Istanbul Convention, which is allegedly designed to protect women from aggression, in particular domestic violence. The nightmare of Stanley Kowalski’s wife beating habits will transcend the fictional A Street Car Named Desire to afflict the anti-hero’s ancestral homeland. Now for some…

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A Contest and a Set Up in Eastern Europe

Elections are a tell-tale sign of democracy, but they are also a permanent feature of a dictatorship. In a democratic contest elections are real and indispensable for power. In a dictatorial game “elections” are a deception operation to compel the people to report at the voting booth to cast a vote that matters not because…

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A Terrorist Continuity

In her Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia (Santa Barbara, CA, Denver, CO, and Oxford: Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2010) Anna Geifman argues that all major current terrorist techniques originated among the revolutionary extremists of late imperial Russia. Hers is a comparativist effort in psychohistory. The scholar focuses mainly on Russia…

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Andrzej Duda, photo by Radosław Czarnecki

Fair and Square, Duda’s Won!

A shorter version of this article was published by Newsmax. The Polish presidential election was supposed to be a squeaker. But it turned into a respectable 3% lead for the winner, President Andrzej Duda, who is allied with the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS). In the first round three weeks ago, incumbent Duda won…

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Anarchy

Theory The field of Political Science is divided into four parts. First, and fundamental, is “Theory,” the study of thoughts, ideas, theses, and analyses of politics as it has evolved from ancient times to today. Theory (“Philosophy”) is fundamental since it provides the origins (and results) of all political movements that have graced the earth…

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Will China save Iran?

With Iran’s regime on the ropes, China sees an opportunity, which for Israel translates into a threat. In recent weeks a series of explosions and fires have spread throughout much of Iran, damaging multiple facilities, including the Natanz nuclear facility and the missile construction center. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic has hit Iran…

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To Deter War with China, Defend Guam

This tiny but mighty western Pacific island U.S. territory—part of our homeland—six thousand miles from the coast of California, is indispensable to the United States. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seeks to supplant the United States as the global preeminent power. In doing so, the communist regime would use various forms of coercion to force…

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U.S. satellites increasingly vulnerable to China’s ground-based lasers

Of the world’s 50 satellite laser ranging stations, five fixed stations are in Shanghai, Changchun, Beijing, Wuhan and Kuming. The Defense Intelligence Agency warned in January 2019 that China likely will field in 2020 a ground-based laser weapon that can counter low-orbit space-based sensors. By the mid-to-late 2020s it may field higher power systems that could damage…

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Ukraine’s Policy on Minorities Still in the Making

Ukraine is a post-Soviet society in search of a strong national identity. Therefore, its national minorities policy is a project in the making. While avowedly upholding in theory the equality of all citizens before law, Kyiv tends to differentiate between various minorities. It approaches them in congruence with its perceived interests and the needs of…

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