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The United States Weakest Link

Jun 12, 2010 at 12:33 | Charles Hugh Smith

Any system, organization or device is only as strong as its weakest component. What are the weakest links in the U.S. culture and economy? The reason why most of the…

America’s Military Tug of War

Jun 03, 2010 at 17:04 | Shaun Waterman

Obama’s national security strategy lays out a vision of US global power based on a strong, modern economy at home and multilateralism abroad. But other forces in the US body…

America and the Jungle of Serpants

Jun 02, 2010 at 07:20 | ISN Security Watch

An official directive that grants the US army expanded counterinsurgency powers reveals Washington’s imprisonment in an exhausted vision of security. An early decision of Bill Clinton after he became president…

Regulation Era – The ‘60s Return

May 28, 2010 at 12:42 | Llewellyn King

The decade of the 1960s stood orthodoxy on its head. It was a time when alternative everything got a hearing. Expertise came into doubt; the phrase “some decisions are too…

A New Look at National Security: Oil, Fertilizer and Energy Demand

May 11, 2010 at 11:07 | Shaun Waterman

The BP oil spill has released more than four million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico to date, threatening the southern US coast. As congressional hearings begin, the…

Gulf Oil Spill Highlights Flaws in Obama’s Government

May 05, 2010 at 13:55 | David Caploe PhD

Ever since he became President, Barack Obama has displayed a disturbingly consistent pattern of behavior: Ignoring the desires of the base that elected him in favor of consistently failed attempts…

Obama's Energy Policy: A Labyrinth of Contradictions

Apr 13, 2010 at 19:00 | Llewellyn King

When it comes to energy, there is an incoherence to President Barack Obama’s policies. This incoherence is embedded in his administration in the person of Carol Browner. She is largely…

America: Export Nation?

Jan 20, 2010 at 16:09 | Dave Forest

There’s some interesting data emerging on the world trade situation. One of the surprising things is the U.S. export market is actually fairing reasonably well. People often pan America for…

The US Finds its Superpower Structure and Capital are Insufficient to Cope with a Transformed World

Jan 11, 2010 at 20:56 | Gregory R. Copley

The United States of America, in global strategic terms, is tumbling down a series of misadventures, declining in a “step of sighs” through frustrating economic and military endeavours as it…

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