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Vietghanistan – Below the Surface of Analogy

In today’s 140-character smartphone society, oversimplifying U.S. involvement in Afghanistan with the tired “new Vietnam” trope, satisfies people with a catchphrase that doesn’t require much additional thought. On the surface, both were counterinsurgency commitments that went on forever without decisive…

The Rule of Gold

China, the world’s largest oil importer, is embarking on an ambitious plan to reshape the global economy and decimate the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. In 2015, Bloomberg Intelligence estimated that The People’s Bank of China tripled its…