Similarly, any attempt to stabilize Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and areas in Africa where extremist terror threats exist, such as Somalia, can be anchored through this corridor that stretches from Jerusalem to Abu Dhabi. The decision to push for normalization may not have been envisioned initially as a pathway to a new strategic framework in the region, but it is rapidly becoming one. The UAE’s ambassador to Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, has stressed the importance of this stability in the region as part of the peace deal with Israel and the UAE’s request for the F-35s. … [Read more...] about Israel’s new Gulf relations give Biden’s team a new Middle East hub
Ratcliffe argues the consequences of China's refusal to play by any rules even extends to U.S. families. It is estimated the damage from economic espionage and subterfuge is in the hundreds of billions of dollars annually, costing the average U.S. household $4,000 to $6,000 a year. … [Read more...] about Outgoing US Intel Chief Warns China Seeking Global Domination
First off, there’s Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, the now-deceased former dictator of Haiti who snagged a condo in New York City’s Trump Tower worth upward of $2.5 million. Duvalier was not a particularly nice person. For instance, he sold dead Haitians’ body parts to finance his fancy lifestyle (seriously!). Human Rights Watch’s dossier on Duvalier is as lengthy as it is gut-churning—incarceration of political foes in the horrific “Triangle of Death” prisons, lots of torture, and, naturally, disappearances and executions of dissenters. … [Read more...] about Trump Tower: Dictators’ Home Away From Home
PROGRAMMING ALERT: Watch Fox News Channel's one-hour special "Neil Gorsuch: Justice for the Republic" on Sunday, September 8 at 8 p.m. EDT hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor and chief legal correspondent Shannon Bream. An extended director’s cut version of the special containing additional footage will be available on FNC’s streaming service FOX Nation, beginning on Sunday, September 8th at 8:05 p.m. EDT. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch: ‘Escape from Lookout Ridge’ – How my nomination trip began
"But for totalitarian and authoritarian states, where a nation would be willing to sacrifice itself for an ideology, in the case of Iran or North Korea, the use of nuclear weapons is not unthinkable. In their open source military doctrine, they've written for years about being able to win a nuclear war,” Pry said. … [Read more...] about Is North Korea’s EMP threat real or ‘something out of a James Bond movie’?