Negotiations + Friday Reads

In the business world, there are BATNAs, best alternative to a negotiated agreement. These exist in the political world. These are always in the calculus for peace agreements, ending wars, starting guerrilla campaigns, etc. The machine believes it can keep this system going. A dramatic change reduces the economically preeminent, so of course, they will…

Afghanistan + Five Friday Reads 12/13/19

The Washington Post published what is being described as the Pentagon Papers for the Afghanistan War.The Trump Admin did not fight its release, and I hope this is because they see the boon to having these released. Nixon did not see the advantage releasing the Pentagon Papers would give him since the details damned the…

Syria Withdrawal + Five Friday Reads 10/18/19

Just stop reading American media as news. Put on some DPRK uniforms and realize it is all never-ending propaganda for what our owners want. The Syrian withdrawal is causing a meltdown from the finest of specimens in the American system. We should all applaud removing US soldiers from war zones that have zero benefit to…