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Washington’s Fears for America Fulfilled

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard Many Civil War historians will tell you that partisanship in America is more heated than it has been since 1860. We are regularly smacked in the face by evidence that both major political parties put their [...]

Turkey and The Little Coup That Couldn’t

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most pressing national security issues for the US and NATO is the recent coup disaster in Turkey. Along with the people of Turkey, Syria, and Iraq, NATO state citizens, Americans, and the Putin gang [...]

The People’s Republic of China — Pirate of the South China Sea

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On July 12, 2016, a landmark event occurred for the South China Sea — the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against the People’s Republic of China in a case filed by the Philippines under the United [...]

Clinton’s Intent — What Difference Does It Make?

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard FBI Director James Comey basically said today that Clinton was negligent with top secret, classified, and confidential information, but she did not “intend” to commit any crimes, so they recommend [...]

India–The Wild Card in the South China Sea Poker Game

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes One of the most important US-Asia relationships is that of the US and India. Like the US, India has no territorial claim in the South China Sea. However, because of its size and its location on oil trading routes, [...]

US-Vietnam Relations — War Wounds and the Healing Power of Cash

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Due to Communist China’s aggression in the South China Sea, or as the Vietnamese call it, the Eastern Sea, the US has become interested in building a closer relationship with Vietnam. Despite strong emotions [...]

Some Thoughts About the Nature of “Consent”

by Jenny Hansen Stanford University: Site of former student, Brock Allen Turner’s, sexual assault of an unconcious woman. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock, because I just heard about the whole Stanford sexual assault trial this [...]

US-Australia Alliance — Solid Present, Rocky Past

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes An important part of the current US Pacific strategy is the US-Australian alliance. Since World War II, both nations have remained allies. On the surface, that alliance appears to be straightforward and reliable [...]

Decision Time for Indonesia

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes As part of overall US strategy in the Pacific region, the US is attempting to forge a closer economic and military relationship with Indonesia. The Obama administration made improving ties with Indonesia a major [...]

US-Malaysia Alliance — Stronger Than It Appears

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes A key part of the evolving US strategic response to communist China’s nouveau-imperialist agenda in the Pacific is to strengthen its alliance with democratic Malaysia.     At first glance, the [...]