General News & Analysis (Global/Non-Region-Specific)

Happy—Wait, No—Risky New Year 2016

Happy Risky New Year If people thought 2015 was bad, 2016 shows no sign of letting on up on risk. The Middle East, China, Europe, Central Africa, even the United States will all raise serious questions about risk in 2016 ...
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2015 Year in Risk Review: Risky Business

2015 was a tough year, but not altogether bad… Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse January 4, 2016 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) January 4th, 2016; alternate version published on Global Risk Insights AMMAN — The year 2015 ...
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What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Good and Evil in the Real World

Though Star Wars is make-believe, there is much it can teach about the real-world dynamics of good and evil and everything in between, whether about Nazis, ISIS, or politics. Below are the top five such lessons Lucas' six movies and ...
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This ONE Chart Breaks Down the Obama ISIS / Terrorism Strategy and Why Republican Ideas Will Make Things Far Worse

This is THE ONE chart / infographic you need to see that breaks down the broad components of Obama's very rational ISIS / counterterrorism / Middle East strategy. It makes clear that in every major area, Obama understand how to ...
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Syria, ISIS, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, & Tolkien: Musings on the Crumbling of Civilization & Morality

Musings on the Crumbling of Civilization & Morality How three TV shows illustrate critical dynamics of the Syrian Civil War and how two books show us why we need to care Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse October 12, 2015 By ...
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How Not to Stop Terrorism/Gun Violence: Lessons from Republicans

How the GOP's playbook for myopia, overreaction, and inaction empowers terrorism, violent criminals, and mass shooters Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 30, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981) June 30th, 2015 The Boston area on ...
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Development: The Fix for Terrorism & Violent Crime

In the wake of the Charleston shooting, why a holistic approach is what we need to tackle both violent crime and terrorism Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 19, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) June 19th, ...
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Top Political & Foreign Policy Lessons from Game of Thrones

Top ten political and foreign policy lessons from Game of Thrones, or, how Game of Thrones can rescue us from our childish delusions Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse June 16, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) June ...
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Top Five Political Lessons from “House of Cards” (WARNING: Brutal)

They ain't pretty, but these 5 lessons Netflix's House of Cards teaches would allow the American public to grow up and have a more productive and mature political atmosphere, if less idealistic. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse February 26, 2015 ...
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Counterinsurgency (COIN) & Civilians: Israeli vs. American Approaches

How the U.S. learned the hard way from Israel what not to do when it comes to counterinsurgency (COIN) and civilians, and the clear differences in results. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse February 18, 2015 By Brian E. Frydenborg, February ...
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Terrorism, Already a Horror, Is Poisoned Further by Religion

Published on LinkedIn Pulse October 21, 2014 By Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter(you can follow me there at @bfry1981) April 20, 2014 (published October 21) “Go, now, attack Amalek, and put under the ban everything he has. Do ...
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The Politics of the Dark Knight Rises and ISIS

The Politics of the Dark Knight Rises and ISIS Batman couldn't triumph without Gotham. We can't succeed without each other. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse October 7, 2014 by Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn,Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow me there ...
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