Category Archives: International

Surfing Sandy in Aruba

Here is some great video of a group of maniacs surfing the hurricane tide in Aruba. Don’t try this at home. The Vimeo page of Oli Berlic is here.

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Michael Collins, the Father of Ireland

A “reprint” of my piece from last year on Michael Collins, which was published in the Tribune. Happy St Patrick’s Day. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day it seems fitting to remember and honor the man that Irish historian Tim … Continue reading

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More Spending, But Who Pays?

Mitt Romney gave a foreign policy speech at The Citadel last week, advocating for a much more activist foreign policy. Aside from the buzzwords the Romney speech was woefully short of details. But maybe foreign policy can be discussed in … Continue reading

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The European Conundrum

The Europeans continue to struggle to contain the burgeoning Greek debt crisis, hoping to contain it but struggling to keep the ship afloat while fixing a Greek debt problem that may be too large to fix without default. The subject … Continue reading

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The European Contagion

While the United States continues its domestic quarrel over how to resolve a sputtering economy and deal with large deficits the European Union is showing that division, stupidity and reckless behavior is not limited to American policy makers. With Greece … Continue reading

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Our Man in Baghdad

Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki, seeking to lend a hand to beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has come out with strong words of support for the Syrian dictator, saying that the Syrian street protesters are affiliated with al-Queda, and that they … Continue reading

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Pawlenty Channels His Inner Jimmy Carter

Tim Pawlenty gave a major foreign policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations today, talking in the broadest terms about support for democracy in the Middle East, criticizing the Obama Administration for not doing more to support the Arab … Continue reading

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