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Iran, America, Poor Leadership, and the Thucydides Trap

Rather than fear, terrible decisions made in arrogance and without reflection may have made war inevitable By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) January 5, 2020 Here is the unedited version of an article published today by Al Bawaba ...
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Biden Ukraine

The Untold Story of the Bidens and Burisma

The scale has been upended with the repeated transmissions of Trump’s lies about Biden. The real story is quite different and has yet to be properly framed by the media. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) December 18, ...
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Time to Play Hardball with Russia

After President Donald Trump’s and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s embarrassing meetings today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, now is the perfect time to acknowledge the Kremlin acts with hostility towards the U.S.; it’s high time America responded in ...
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A Song of Gas and Politics: How Ukraine Is at the Center of Trump-Russia, or, Ukrainegate: A “New” Phase in the Trump-Russia Saga Made from Recycled Materials (eBook preview/excerpt)

A preview of an Epic Saga with companion sections in fifteen parts By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) November 24, 2019 (Update: December 7, 2019: we now know Giuliani has been meeting in Ukraine with Andrii Artemenko and is ...
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Ukrainegate Proves the Media Has Learned Almost Nothing from 2016

The dangerous myopia of the media must be corrected or opponents of Trump—including the free press—have little chance to topple him in 2020 By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter@bfry1981) November 19, 2019; see Brian's related brand-new e-Book, from which ...
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On Bourdain Day, His Life a Reminder to All that Anyone Can Speak Up for the Marginalized, Bring People Together

On his birthday, let's remember what why we all loved Anthony Bourdain: because he showed us how to love each other no matter who we are, a lesson of the highest importance in these increasingly uncivil times By Brian E ...
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Barr Summary and Mueller Report Do Not Mean Trump Russia Is a Hoax. Far From It.

From what we know so far, the report is far from a worst-case scenario for Trump, a scenario that was never likely to begin with, but it is also far from the best and lays the groundwork for more trouble ...
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Much Ado About Omar: What Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s Fiercest Critics and Most Ardent Defenders Miss & How to Overcome the Toxic Discourse Surrounding Her

After the freshman representative’s controversial remarks and the ensuing firestorm over Israel, anti-Semitism, and other forms of bigotry, there is room for improvement all-around By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), March 7, 2019 (sad update March 8, see end of ...
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How Cohen’s and Manafort’s Ukraine Ties Tell the Deeper Story of Trump-Russia and the Mueller Probe

Both Cohen and Manafort have close ties to people close to Putin’s Russian mafia henchmen and who are central to Trump-Russia. Their work is closer than most previous analysis has indicated, and to understand the overlap to understand the Trump-Russia ...
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Cohen’s Shady Family Business Dealings’ Unexplored Links to Key Trump-Russia Figures Demand Scrutiny

Trump’s Former Fixer’s Three Congressional Hearings Beginning Today Are a Great Opportunity to Demand Answers to Key Unsolved Mysteries that Show the Larger Trump-Russia Picture By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), February 26, 2019 CNN/Lawrence Crook Also see ...
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Trump’s State of the Union: State of Meaninglessness

Words carry power, but in Trump’s Pelosi-delayed State of the Union “speech,” the character of the man uttering them destroys their meaning and renders them both pointless and useless. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981), February 6, 2019 ...
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Crime Too Narrow As Main Lens to View Putin’s Masterpiece of Collusion

Why the intricacies and expanse of Putin’s plot—and Team Trump’s role in it—need a far different, deeper approach in public discussion Author’s note: I sat on this piece for over five months, pitching to many outlets, hoping each new revelation ...
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