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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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America’s Current Extraconstitutional Republic

How Trump’s presidency has taken the presidency out of the bound of the Constitution and puts America into dangerous, uncharted…

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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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In Praise of Analysis: What the News Media Can Learn From the CIA and Why Those Lessons Are Essential for Protecting Our Democracy

In order for the public to be informed and able to resist the efforts of both Russian and homegrown mis/disinformation…

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I (Still) Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria Before & He Should Do It Again

Trump is still a danger to America and the world. But if he exercises American power in a way that will…

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Trump & GOP Destroying the Pillars of Democracy

Author’s note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted…

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North Korea’s Nightmare Past Key to Understanding Its Nightmare Present & Nightmare Future

North Korea’s brutal, tragic history is the key to understanding why options for dealing with Kim Jong-un and his troublesome…

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Everybody, Calm Down About Comey Hearing

Today’s hearing was historic, but not nearly as big a deal as it was hyped up to be, at least…

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