European ‘Refugee,’ Look East

Despite immense political pressure from globalist policy elites, mostly on the Left, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, seems committed to calling out his political foes who lurk in the shadows of the NGO world. Orbán has a point or two, and western leaders should pay close attention to what he and colleagues in other European nations …

Radical Islamic Terrorists Attack EU, Again

Well, they are at it again. Adherents of radical Islamic jihad have attached the town of Brussels in Belgium. NATO headquarters is located here, as is the European Parliament. A live Reddit thread, at least as of 5:00 am (EST), includes posts from people on the scene stating that the airport, near the American Airlines counter, as …

As Most of Europe Dawdled, Russia Advanced

It was the United States that helped re-build Europe after World War II. It was the United States that stood firm during the Cold War. Indeed, Americans have provided Europe a great deal of money and, more importantly, national treasure, in defense of freedom. So why is it that the U.S. taxpayer, for example, remains true …

Economic Sanctions Are Tools, Not Policies

One of the more curious aspects about political Washington, DC is its predictability. This is true for just about every capital city anywhere in the world. Take the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight #17. Since 2008, the Russian bear has tested the United States and Europe. When Russian tanks and soldiers marched into Georgia, the hues and …

Calling St. James, Al-Andalus Rising …

It’s been amusing to see the media, as well as expert reaction, to a map purportedly created and disseminated by the group formerly known as ISIL: ISIL ISIS Islamic State has Spain in its crosshairs. See Al-Andalus rising, again? This is not new or news.  If this propaganda stunt is in fact something put out by the …

Clients and the Bash America Defense

If you’re a lawyer, and even if you’re in some other profession, at some point or another in your career, clients will push back on what appear to be very sensible recommendations. Just this week a colleague called me to discuss such a scenario. It involved a young European company with a business development person …

BNP Paribas Needs New Leadership, Vision … and a Few ‘Boy Scouts’

Access to the U.S. financial system is a privilege, not a right. France’s BNP Paribas, as well as French government officials, are learning that obvious lesson the hard way. It will be a costly process. In fines alone, the European banking giant faces at least $8 billion or more in fines for helping countries such as …