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The Nuclear Madman Scenario

Alan Zendell, March 1, 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was always going to be a risky proposition with the borders between Ukraine and four NATO countries within shelling and rocket range of the fighting. The risk seems greater now that … Continue reading

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Biden vs Putin

Alan Zendell, February 22, 2022 Remember the testimony during the Senate trial of Trump’s first impeachment? If you watched much of it, you were impressed with Fiona Hill, who served as Trump’s chief Russia expert, which is not to say … Continue reading

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A Deadly Game of Brinksmanship

Alan Zendell, June 4, 2021 Brinksmanship is like poker. You may be holding a winning hand. You may be bluffing. More than one player may believe he has a winning hand, and some players may behave irrationally. If that happens … Continue reading

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The High Stakes Gambler at the Helm

Alan Zendell, January 8, 2020 Donald Trump has described his negotiating style as gathering all the players in a room, tossing in a hand grenade, and then swooping in to close a deal before they know what hit them. That … Continue reading

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The Only One Who Matters

Alan Zendell, November 6, 2017 The United States State Department has more than 30,000 employees. Most of them are dedicated professionals with no political affiliation. Many have narrow specialties which they’ve been honing for twenty years or more. Many speak … Continue reading

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This Needs to End

Alan Zendell, August 14, 2017 John Oliver often begins his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, by saying, “President Donald Trump – three words that should never appear in the same sentence.” Back in March, that seemed over the top. Today … Continue reading

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