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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Encountering Dehumanization Among Israelis and Palestinians

The lengths to which far too many people on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict go to minimize or deny…

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Russia Reaping What It Sows in Syria: Putin Puts Russia on Path to Peril & Destabilizing Middle East; Downing of Russian Plane by Turkey Latest Result

In the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet that violated its airspace and Russia’s resulting casualties, tensions…

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What the Paris Attacks Taught Me About Israel

When Paris was hit by terrorism and French civilians were killed, the world stood up for the French.  When Israel is…

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Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

As this historic terrorist attack unfolds, France, Europe, the West, and the Middle East need to really think about what…

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U.S. Deployment of Special Operations Forces to Syria: Another Low-Risk, High-reward Move by Team Obama

Author’s note: as Trump pulls U.S. troops out of Syria, it’s worth noting what I pointed out here in late…

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Syria, ISIS, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, & Tolkien: 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…

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Putin’s Reckless Syria Escalation Makes Russia, Russians, Target of Global Jihad (Again)

By intervening squarely on the side of Shiite Bashar al-Assad against his own mainly Sunni people and the entire Sunni…

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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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Black & White II: The REAL Confederate Cause & Its Southern Opposition

The rebel “Confederate” flag is much less of a problem than the values and system it represents. The romanticization of…

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Out of Jenin’s Rubble, Well-placed Hope

Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse May 11, 2015  By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981) May 11th 2015 Photo by author EILAT…

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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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Why Isn’t Anyone Giving Obama Credit for Ousting Maliki?

How the Obama Administration Removed Iraq’s Largest Political Obstacle  Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse November 2, 2014   By Brian E. Frydenborg- LinkedIn,Facebook,…

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The Israel-Hamas Gaza High-Stakes Poker Game of Death

Analyzing the Israel-Hamas High-Stakes Poker Game, Where the Chips are Human Lives and Nobody Wins Both sides deserve a lot…

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The Impeachment of Donald Trump: Russia’s Victory

Whether Trump is impeached or remains in office, Putin has already won Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse December 29, 2017 By Brian E.…

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