Category Archives: International

With Friends Like These

It seems to me…. “Middle East history is replete with examples of missed and lost chances to make peace.” ~ Richard N. Haass[1]. The Middle East has been a major conundrum for the U.S. since approval of the Balfour Agreement … Continue reading

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The U.S. Approach To Foreign Policy

It seems to me…. “Adroit geo-strategists take new realities into account as they try to imagine how global politics will unfold. In the foreign policy business, however, inertia is a powerful force and ‘adroit’ a little-known concept.” ~ Stephen Kinzer[1]. … Continue reading

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Economic Growth

It seems to me… “What we collectively decide about how to bail out our economy, how to pull our economy out of a ditch and what rules we put in place to make sure this problem does not happen again, … Continue reading

Posted in China, Congressional Research Service, Conservatives, Debt, Deficit, Economic, Economy, Education, Employment, Europe, Funding, GDP, Germany, Greece, Growth, Growth, Growth, Healthcare, Immigration, Infrastructure, International, Jobs, National, Recovery, Recovery, Stability, STEM | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The U.S. Role In A Changing World

It seems to me… “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.”  ~ Bill Vaughan, journalist … Continue reading

Posted in Bangladesh, China, Conservatives, Democracy, Economy, GDP, Global, Governance, Growth, Human, India, Interaction, Japan, Modernization, Renminbi, Rights, South Korea, Stability, Vietnam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Unemployment Reduction

This has been a busy summer for Red Cross volunteers.  After a month in Florida following flooding from tropical storm Debbie, the western U.S. has experienced a large number of fires.  I apologize to subscribers for my erratic postings but … Continue reading

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