Why Do Your Parents Support Donald Trump?

This is a topic that has been on my mind recently. In the course of casual conversation with close friends and family, it occurred to me that a significant amount of our parents are not only Trump supporters, but are also serial Fox News watchers (the two seem to go hand-in-hand). I should state that…

Thucydides Trap: US & China Relations

Warning, the following post briefly discusses ancient history, so if you haven’t had your coffee yet, you may want to click the “back” button and avoid this post at all costs!!! Thucydides, an Athenian (ancient Greek) historian, is considered to be a father figure of international relations theory. This is thanks to his seminal work…

Russian Rapprochement: Getting them out of the Asian Markets and back into Europe

President-elect Trump’s campaign rhetoric regarding a reset in US-Russia relations is taking form in his pick of Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ExxonMobil. Mr. Tillerson is an appointment that aligns with the President-elect’s geopolitical beliefs and tendencies. Mr. Trump has spoken of an “America First” foreign policy, but that…

President-elect Donald J. Trump

Well, Unfortunately, real life has gotten in the way of me writing this fall, but that’s about to change! If you have read the first several blogs on this site, then you already know my feelings of a Donald Trump presidency as it pertains to US foreign policy and influence in the world. Judging by…

“What a Beautiful World This Will be, What a Glorious Time to be Free”

One of my all-time favorite musicians and songwriters is Donald Fagen, once an English literature major made famous for his founding of and contribution to the band, Steely Dan. He was able to fuse his obscure lyrics with advanced vocal melodies, jazz harmonies, and catchy guitar/horn riffs. In this week’s blog post, I thought it…

Putin’s View of the 2016 US Presidential Election

A recent development in the 2016 US presidential election was the recent Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee email servers. The timing of the hacking and release by WikiLeaks is not a coincidence and is a Russian attempt at influencing the American electoral process. If you asked Donald Trump about any financial or political ties he or his campaign staff have with…

Donald Trump vs. GOP Foreign Policy Establishment (Part Two)

Alliances In continuing the blog series on Donald Trump’s foreign policy and its danger to the United States at home and abroad, this article discusses his position on long time US alliances and his plans to overhaul these relationships for the worse. Let’s discuss! East Asian Alliances The US alliance with Japan begun during the post-World War…

Donald Trump vs. GOP Foreign Policy Establishment (Part One)

On March 2nd, 2016, 121 Republican national security experts penned an open letter opposing the GOP nomination of Donald Trump. The letter is short and concise but truly captures the emotions of many foreign policy practitioners, writers, and connoisseurs. Some of their objections included the following: “…His advocacy for aggressively waging trade wars is a recipe for…

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Welcome to my blog page! Here, you will be able to access biweekly blogs on many subtopics of international affairs with a touch of US domestic politics. I may also sneak in some blogs on music! I look forward to reading your comments and insights into my writing and opinions. Please feel free to contact…