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Daniel Williams
Getting the straight skivvy on the world of conflict.
Created 19 Jan 2021
  • Putin Moves to Smash Heroic Human Rights Organization
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Vladimir Putin’s inclination to crush any perceived opposition has taken aim at one of Russia’s most courageous and effective human rights organizations. The state’s Prosecutor General’s office says t...
  • Biden's Helter-Skelter Security Policy a Mess
    15 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    United States politicians and military leaders, along with a parade of scholars and pundits, are engaged in a frenzied effort to figure out what to do about China’s growing military strength and power...
  • Now Refugees Are Hybrid Warfare Cannon Fodder
    10 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Along the border between Poland and Belarus a low-intensity battle between the two countries is underway. Desperate migrants from the Middle East are caught in the crossfire. Belarusian dictator Alexa...
  • Biden Flop at Home Undercuts His Foreign Policy
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    No American ally has, so far, felt a need to react to the election debacles President Joe Biden suffered this week, notably in the state of Virginia, which his party controlled but then lost, and also...
  • The Sad Climax to Arab Spring. Anyone Care?
    02 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The last remnants of the Arab Spring era, which in 2011 began with the toppling of three long-time dictators in the Middle East, are disappearing with a whimper in Tunisia and with deadly bangs in Sud...
  • Biden Limping into Rome
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    In post-World War II American political tradition, foreign trips have become ways for a president to burnish his image and shore up authority at home. In the 1950s, then-Vice President Richard Nixon t...
  • Europe Rejecting Migrants with Force, Fences
    21 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    From the Turkish border to Spain, from the Baltic Sea to Italy and the Balkans, European Union countries are building barriers to keep migrants out of the continent. European Union solidarity with dow...
  • A True Probe of Lebanon Port Blast Would Undercut Hezbollah
    15 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    It was déjà vu for a few hours Thursday in Beirut as memories of Lebanon’s vicious 1975-1990 civil war came alive in streets of the capital. Snipers fired on a mob, riflemen shot back from below, some...
  • In Iraq, Bullets Keep Voters Away from Ballots
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Last weekend, in the sixth parliamentary election since US forces overthrew Saddam Hussein in 2003, fewer Iraqis than ever voted. The low level of enthusiasm was attributed to a lack of trust in the s...
  • Will US Get Real on Defense of Taiwan?
    08 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    The specter of China going to war to force Taiwan to unite with the mainland has compelled the United States, Taiwan’s chief diplomatic and military supporter, to get real. Taiwanese helicopter fleet ...
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