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Daniel Williams
Getting the straight skivvy on the world of conflict.
Created 19 Jan 2021
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  • 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 ...
  • Tainted Vote Victory in Hand, Putin Won't Ease Up
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    On the final day of the three-day Russian legislative elections on September 19, companies linked to a crony of President Vladimir Putin bussed and flew thousands of employees to Moscow. Their bosses ...
  • Say Goodbye to Angela Merkel, Europe's Fence-Sitter in Chief
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Now that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leaving power, is it okay to suggest her time in office wasn’t one of bold leadership? Media acclaim, much from outside of Germany, has been heaped on her 1...
  • Wanted: An Alternative to US Leadership
    25 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    US President Joe Biden’s downgrading of NATO’s strategic importance, as evidenced by his casual diplomatic disregard of Europe in making foreign policy decisions related to it, has left some in the al...
  • Unrepentant Taliban: They've Come for Women First
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    It’s official: Afghanistan is no country for women. Over the weekend, Taliban militiamen took down a sign on a Kabul building that had housed the Ministry for Women’s Affairs and replaced it with a sc...
  • New Quasi-Alliance Confronts China
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The United States, by elbowing France aside in a deal with Australia over military submarine purchases, has once again raised doubts about Washington’s commitment to the NATO alliance. Washington has ...
  • Ne Quasi-Alliance Confronts China
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The United States, by elbowing France aside in a deal with Australia over military submarine purchases, has once again raised doubts about Washington’s commitment to the NATO alliance. Washington has ...
  • Wrong Way Joe Ignores Terror Threat in Afghanistan
    15 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    President Joe Biden has dismissed the possibility of significant global terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan. It’s not in the interest of Taliban movement that now runs the country to let terr...
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