Category Archives: Terrorism

Dec. 2 Kyiv Ukraine: Keynote at Tiger Conference

The work toward rebuilding Ukraine and forging a fair and decent social contract continues given the country’s systemic problems such as corruption and lack of human rights or economic freedoms. The Kyiv Post every year hosts a conference that features high profile Ukrainian and global experts to discuss the country’s challenges and provide solutions. For… Read More

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Brexit Paradox: US and Canada should merge economically and militarily

The Three Amigos met this week in Ottawa with an exceedingly messy Brexit and rising U.S. protectionism as worrisome backdrops. The meeting was more about optics than substance, but there was one clear and expensive request buried President Barack Obama’s speech: “NATO needs more Canada.” Whoops. The media has not picked up on this because… Read More

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Trump Presidency Would be Deja Bush

WASHINGTON, D.C. – No visit to the capitol is complete without rubbing elbows with the great and grateful. This week, I found myself at a swanky law firm gathering where I met and chatted with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. He was a nominee briefly but dropped out. And in January, he described the choice between… Read More

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Apple: Big Tech and Big Brother

It seems Americans trust their tech companies — led by Apple Inc. — to protect their privacy. They shouldn’t. This trust factor showed up in a recent poll taken following the highly publicized legal battle between Apple and the U.S. Justice Department began. Justice officials asked Apple to de-encrypt an iPhone used by a terrorist…. Read More

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Ukraine’s Energy War with Russia, Canadian Gas Magazine

INTERNATIONAL The Demand for Energy Security in Ukraine – Interview with Andriy Kobolev, Chairman and CEO of Naftogaz by Diane Francis Issue 4, 2015 Diane Francis visited Ukraine in June as a journalist, the latest of her many visits there dating back to 1992. She wrote this about the country’s natural gas monopoly Naftogaz, Ukraine’s… Read More

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Exclusive: General Wesley Clark on Putin’s Game Plan

Retired US Army General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, has campaigned since 2014 to convince Western governments to provide lethal aid to Ukraine to fend off Russia’s occupation of 9 percent of its territory. In a wide-ranging interview, he talked about why this hasn’t happened and about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war… Read More

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New Movie Reveals Russia’s Attempts to Destroy Ukraine

Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by invaders and predators for centuries. Ukraine’s principle oppressor has been, and remains, Russia where leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin propagate the fiction that Ukraine is “little Russia.” But the two are distinctive and the Ukrainian language is as different from Russian as is… Read More

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