9/11 and Global Tribalism

As the 90s closed out, humanity was coming together. Now it’s tearing itself apart. Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse September 22, 2018…

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What We Can Expect from Trump & My Message to Iranians on Trump: Prove Him Wrong by Fighting for Peace & Human Rights

The Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) conducted another interview with me (see previous one here) a few weeks ago about…

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Even Without Trump, American Politics Is Pathetic, & VP Debate Is Proof

Anyone looking for reassurance from that vice-presidential debate, especially after seeing Trump in two debates, would still have seen one…

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9/11 Marked Continuation, Not Beginning, of Politicization of Foreign Policy & National Security

Rather than signify any beginning of weaponizing foreign policy and national security in politics, the 9/11 attacks simply marked the…

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How Would Trump Run U.S.? RNC Convention Disaster Is Preview

Author’s note: I noted during the 2016 RNC in the below article that the dysfunctional and incoherent disaster of a…

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The Word Terrorism & Its Diminishing Returns: Towards a Rational, Useful Definition & Application

For the crime of terrorism to have weight, we must move globally towards a more specific definition that goes beyond…

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After Brussels Attacks, Americans Must Realize They Don’t Have Same Muslim, Immigration Problems As Europe, Avoid EU Mistakes

America Doesn’t Have Same Muslim, Immigration Problems As Europe, and Must Avoid EU Mistakes As Americans view today’s ISIS terrorist…

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Obama’s Final State of the Union & His Legacy: What I Will (and Won’t) Miss About Him

Obama’s final State of the Union speech exemplified him and his presidency, both strengths and weaknesses.  In the end, Obama’s…

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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…

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Claiming Obama’s Iraq Withdrawal Created ISIS Problem Is Absurd; Here Are the Top 5 Reasons Why

People claiming that the withdrawal from Iraq of U.S. forces carried out by the Obama Administration from 2010-2011 explains the…

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Republican Criticism of Obama’s Sound ISIS Strategy Myopic; GOP Ideas Help ISIS, Endanger Americans

GOP Ideas Help ISIS, Endanger Americans Just because Obama’s ISIS, counterterrorism, and Middle East strategy is complex and will not…

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Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy II: Syria’s Civil War

Grading Obama on what has—and has not—been done by his administration regarding the Syrian Civil War Originally published on LinkedIn…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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