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 …

Lawsuit: BNP Paribas Used ‘Nazi’ Imagery in Training Video

Ever had a nagging noise coming from your car? You know the one. You know you should take the car to the mechanic, but you keep telling yourself, “it will go away on its own,” or, “I’ll get to it later.” Time passes, you get used to what now has become a rattle that you …

Morning Musings

The State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting Russia Television is concerned that the NSA may be monitoring electronic communications during airplane flights. I usually never read Russian news sources, however, have done so the past few weeks. I’m starting to see a pattern in a lot of the cyber security, privacy (something one has in abundance in …

Guest Dispatch: Mark Gage on the Situation in the Ukraine, NATO Needs to Step Up

The following Guest Dispatch is from Mark Gage, a friend of ours, as well as a professional colleague with an impressive career in public service. Among his many other accomplishments, Mark worked as Senior Professional Staff Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and, prior to that, as Senior Advisor at the Department of State on …