Tag Archives: Europe

To Nuke Or Not To Nuke?

To nuke or not to nuke; that may well be the question.  If you think I purloined that line from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth you are correct; however I am talking about a serious conversation coming out of the ongoing Paris … Continue reading

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Blind “Leadership”

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris are still dominating the international news and, barring a major development, I expect they will for at least the rest of the week.  I will grant everyone that they were a big deal; my problem … Continue reading

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Turkey Is Still The Key

For some time now I have said that the key to the Middle East is Turkey.  It has one of the region’s most powerful militaries.  While certainly a nation with a large Muslim population and culturally Muslim it is officially … Continue reading

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Progress?

This is the third Sunday in a row that my posting deals with the refugee crisis in Europe.  I guess that proves I’m taking it seriously.  During those three weeks the world has taken it more seriously.  The problem is … Continue reading

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Two Pending Items

Two pending issues were the biggest political stories last week.  One remains very much up in the air and the other became much clearer. 

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A Moral Challenge

Normally when I write an op-ed I get pretty specific; well as specific as you can in fewer than 1000 words.  Not only do I identify a problem I almost invariably put forward a solution or two.  Today I’m going … Continue reading

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The Sexy Euro

Yesterday the Greek banks reopened for the first time in three weeks, albeit with strict restrictions.  For those who have been willing to look beyond the surface, the wisdom of the Euro itself is one of the underlying arguments in … Continue reading

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A Bad Punt

I’m usually among the last to comment on an unfolding situation.  That is by design.  To me there is little sense in evaluating speculation.  While the “resolution” of the Greek financial crisis is still a work in progress enough is … Continue reading

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Greek Drama

Imagine you are faced with two choices.  One is certainly bad; the other entails the unknown but looks far from promising.  Which do you choose?  The Greeks will tell us which way they will go on July 5th. 

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Repeated Graditude

This article is almost completely “stolen” from the postings of June 6, 2011 and June 6, 2014.  I had to use quotation marks because I can’t think of a way it is physically possible to steal from myself.  Imperfect as … Continue reading

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