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  February 28, 2015       The wildly exaggerated threat of so-called Islamic terrorism is being shamelessly used by some western governments to boost their flagging fortunes at a time of economic malaise.   Marketing fear is a sure-fire political ploy, as the Bush administration showed.  But if you [...]

21 February 2015 WASHINGTON DC – The hostess of our elegant Georgetown dinner party was breathing fire. We had been waiting for over an hour for the guest of honor, renowned journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave. Suddenly, the door burst open and a modestly sized man with a deep tan bowed [...]

15 February 2015 Has Russia’s Vladimir Putin pulled Barack Obama’s chestnuts out of the fire for a second time? Will the shaky cease-fire in Ukraine that began this weekend hold up and end a conflict that was threatening a nuclear war between the United States and Russia? The answer to [...]