istressed Indian farmers set to determine fate of Modi govt
When Narendra Modi led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide victory in the 2014 Indian general election, he promised to be all things to all voters, eloquently promising achhe din (good days) for India. One of his target audiences was farmers; the agriculture sector still accounts for 67% of employment, and he grandly promised farmers that his government would double their incomes by 2020. He swept their votes. Today, as Prime Minister...
Editorial of The New York Sun | January 7, 2019
The death of Moshe Arens, who slipped away in his sleep today at the age of 93, stills one of the clearest voices in Zionism. He famously played a role in launching the career of another Israeli who'd studied at MIT, Benjamin Netanyahu. A right-winger and three times defense minister of Israel, Arens nonetheless had an ability to embrace his ideological foes.Continue Reading
Dirty waters: Civilian-military relations are growing toxic
Giselle Donnelly | AEIdeas
President Trump's New Year's tweet attacking Gen. Stanley McChrystal is just the most recent in a long string of attacks on top military leaders, causing the waters of civil-military relations to become increasingly polluted and poisonous.
My Biggest Hits of 2018 - and Why
by Daniel Pipes
The Year Ahead In Defense: Predictions From Four Experts
By Jeremy Bogaisky, Forbes: “From tensions with Russia to what the darkening budget outlook means for weapons spending, here are the issues that Forbes defense contributors expect to shape the defense sector in 2019.”
EXAMPLE OF SUCCESS IN U.S. FOREIGN POLICY ACE VENTURA
PAUL RAHE: REALISM IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, SPARTA
CONSCIENCE & TEMPORAL AUTHORITY
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