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Will Cuba Become “Little Iran”? Watch the Cuba-Iran Alliance
Will Cuba Become “Little Iran”? Watch the Cuba-Iran Alliance

In the same way the Soviet Union used Cuba, Iran may be turning the island into a “Little Iran.”

The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela
The Donald and El Papa Must Save Venezuela

Christians and all people of goodwill the world over should pray and hope that in the half hour they met with one another, President Trump and Pope Francis discussed how to go about saving Venezuela from its continued descent into desperation and lawlessness.

Understanding the War of 1812 Book Review
Understanding the War of 1812

As public attention shifts to the anniversaries of the two World Wars, the War of 1812 is becoming forgotten again, and now seems an ideal time to survey the landscape of new books written in the (roughly) decade surrounding its sesquicentennial.

Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population
Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population

For big industries and environmental NGOs, purchasing UN-sanctioned carbon credits in indigenous reservations seemed to be a good idea. However, the morality of the whole thing is gray.

Goodbye NAFTA? Canada Donald Trump Justin Trudeau Free Trade
Goodbye NAFTA?

Given that America is (by far) Canada’s top trading partner, the prospective renegotiation of NAFTA is now by necessity Canada’s top foreign affairs priority.

History will not Absolve Fidel Castro
History will not Absolve Fidel Castro

Had Castro been executed while in prison, history may indeed have absolved him for his role in attempting to overthrow the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Instead, Castro would live to become an even more brutal and ruthless despot than the one he replaced.

On Thanksgiving, American Power, & Neighbor Love

American strength, martial and moral, helps secure those essential goods for which we are grateful

Exalting the Humble and Meek: Book Review of Janet Polasky Revolutions without Borders
Exalting the Humble and Meek

Janet Polasky’s Revolutions without Borders seeks to once more recapture the cosmopolitan, borderless, and dynamic character of revolutionary politics.

How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy
How Ideology-Ridden Politics Transformed Brazil into a Bribe-ocracy

“Bribe-ocracy” is the new term that had to be created exclusively for the scandal that the Brazilian justice system has been uncovering.

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