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Saudi Arabia Gets Its First Real Government

by Daniel P. Goldman November 11, 2017 A couple of years ago I attended seminars with Chinese and Israeli counterterrorism experts in Beijing, in my capacity as a board member of a foundation that promotes Sino-Israel relations. A senior Chinese official complained...

Trump Is Quietly Deregulating Everything

by Brittany Hunter November 10, 2017 Most people alive in America today have probably never had the experience of sending a telegram. There are a host of reasons for this, the main one being that the telegram stopped being fashionable decades ago as burgeoning...

China Faces Its Minsky Moment

by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard November 8, 2017 China’s central bank has warned in the clearest language to date that extreme credit creation and trouble in the shadow banking system could lead to a full-blown financial crisis. Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People’s...

Saudi Arabia, at War With Itself

by Kamran Bokhari November 8, 2017 Forget Yemen, Syria and Lebanon, just a few of the countries in which Saudi Arabia is fighting a proxy war with Iran, its long-time enemy. The Saudi royal family now appears to be at war with itself. Regardless of who wins, the...

Intellectuals and Thugs: The Russian Revolution

by George Friedman November 7, 2017 Today is the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. It was a revolution based not merely on hope but on the certainty that the human condition could be filled with equality, plenty and freedom. It created a regime that was...

A Revolution to Always Remember but Never Celebrate

by  Lawrence W. Reed November 7, 2017 The propaganda of the old Soviet Union referred to it for decades as the “Great October Socialist Revolution,” the momentous event that brought Vladimir Lenin to power and gave birth to seventy-four years of Communist Party rule....

5 Things Marx Wanted to Abolish (Besides Private Property)

We all know Marx wanted to get rid of private property, but he was remarkably frank about wanting to abolish these things, too.   by Jon Miltimore One of the remarkable things about The Communist Manifesto is its honesty. Karl Marx might not have been a very good...

Investigating the Investigators

by Victor Davis Hanson October 28, 2017 Despite having both an expansive budget and a large legal team, Special Investigator Robert Mueller likely will not find President Trump culpable for any Russian collusion—or at least no court or congressional vote would, even...

The Syrian Civil War Is Decided

by Charles Glass October 26, 2017 Syrian President Bashar al Assad must have taken a lesson or two from the master American politician, late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. When Chicago police beat and abused young anti-war demonstrators during the Democratic National...

A New Era in China

October 26, 2017 The curtain has fallen on the Chinese Communist Party's 19th National Congress, but the era of President Xi Jinping is only just beginning. Having been in power for five years already, Xi is embarking on his next half-decade term, and the events of...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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