Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

On June 27, 2014, Posted by , In Brian Preece,Europe, By ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Putin’s Intentions in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow simply will not tolerate a Ukrainian government that is not at least somewhat malleable to Russia’s interests. If Ukraine cooperates with Russia, it is certain that the eastern revolts will fade with time. If Ukraine spites its larger neighbor, the chaos will continue. By feeding the unrest, Moscow manages to keep a hook in Kiev’s mouth, allowing it to pull their victim in whatsoever direction it so chooses.

Winning Hearts and Minds…and (hopefully) the whole war too.

On February 13, 2012, Posted by , In Asia,North America, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Winning Hearts and Minds…and (hopefully) the whole war too.

The future of the War in Afghanistan became more complex on 1 February when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the U.S. would end its combat role early by summer 2013. This significant development means that the counter-insurgency campaign that NATO is fighting will rely heavily on Afghan National Forces…