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The U.S. Should Weaponize Europe’s Oil and Natural Gas Markets in an Economic Offensive Against Russia

When it comes to the West’s problems with Russia, there is a unique opportunity for the U.S. to fuse economics and geopolitics in partnership with Europe to significantly tip some current balances in the West’s collective favor By Brian E ...
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Already in a Cyberwar with Russia, NATO Must Expand Article 5 to Include Cyberwarfare

The nature of warfare is changing and cyberwarfare is increasingly the battlefield in which our battles against our enemies are and will be fought, as Russia’s recent unprecedented SolarWinds hacking operation and other recent attacks make even clearer.  Russia is ...
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Wading into Israel and Palestine Quicksand, Biden Offers a Diplomacy 101 Class for All

Biden pretty much nailed it with his efforts to achieve a cease-fire, but his critics miss the big picture and do not understand how diplomacy works By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May 27, 2021; also published May 31, 2021, on The Times of ...
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Death, Stupidity; Rinse, Repeat: What Is New, What Is Old in Latest Israeli-Palestinian Tragedy

A sick twist in the current cycle of violence stems from the natural outcomes of the repeated past cycles of fighting and perpetuation of the extremist behavior and policies causing them By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May ...
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The Iran Natanz Attack Sorta Happened in Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and in a way instructive for us all!)

Two Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes with surprising resonance for the Middle East and the conflict involving Iran, Israel, and America provide solid lessons on conflict and diplomacy By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) April 15, 2021; ...
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Trump Impeachment Trial Shockingly Makes Shocking Insurrection Dramatically More Shocking

It was quite obvious that Trump was grossly guilty of incitement of violent insurrection before this Senate trial, but the Democrats’ impeachment managers have done an amazing job of showing how Trump’s culpability, responsibility, and level of involvement in what ...
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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Exceedingly Simple: No Excuse Not to Convict

An open-and-shut case in which Senate Republicans are as much on trial as Trump By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube, Facebook) February 9, 2021 FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in front of the U.S ...
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The Real Context News Podcast #6: Georgia’s Secretary of State Raffensperger & Deputies Sterling, Fuchs on Election Integrity & Georgia Elections

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube) January 3, 2021 (recorded December 31, 2020) SPECIAL Sixth Episode on Georgia Senate and Presidential Elections: Election Integrity, the Rule of Law, Partisanship, & Georgia’s Elections with Georgia's Top Election Officials: ...
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The History of Russia’s Cyberwarfare Against NATO Shows It Is Time to Add to NATO’s Article 5

Since cyberwarfare has become a thing, Russia has been the only serious perpetrator of cyberwarfare against members of the NATO military alliance, with its just-discovered massive SolarWinds cyberwarfare operation only the latest in a string of impunities. It is long ...
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The Real Context News Podcast #5: To Save the Republic, Trump MUST Be Defeated

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube) November 6, 2020 SPECIAL Fifth Mini-Episode PLEASE subscribe at YouTube and share and like the video! Notes: In this special, brief fifth episode, I do a dramatic reading of my recent ...
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To Save the Republic, Trump and Trumpism MUST Be Defeated Now and Biden Must Take Office in January

This is one of the most clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-vs.-evil moments in recent American history By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube, Facebook)  November 4, 2020 (audio version of this article and podcast discussion here) dpa/Jussi Nukari SILVER SPRING—Decency. Truth. Democracy. They are not ...
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The Real Context News Podcast #4: American Polling and Politics with Dr. Mark Rush

By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981, YouTube) November 3, 2020 Fourth Episode: Election Day Edition PLEASE subscribe at YouTube and share and like the video! Notes: In an Election Day-episode, my old professor, Dr. Mark Rush, the Director ...
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