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John Ford has 6 articles published.

Image The Trouble With Turkey’s Economy [Lima Charlie News]

The Trouble With Turkey’s Economy

How did Turkey go from rapid growth to economic crisis so quickly? The Turkish economy has become a truly perplexing case. Investing in emerging markets is always a risky game to play. Trying to sift through volumes of information and then place it in the… Keep Reading

Image What’s ailing South Korea? [Lima Charlie News]

What’s ailing South Korea?

Investors may look at the prevalence of South Korean brands, and the success of South Korean companies, and see an appealing investment destination. They should be wary. It is true that South Korea is an economic miracle, exhibiting stupendous growth over the last few decades.… Keep Reading

Image The Right Response to the Death of Jamal Khashoggi [Lima Charlie News]

The Right Response to the Death of Jamal Khashoggi

Opinion | Jamal Khashoggi’s murder is not an isolated incident but part of a pattern of reckless and destructive behavior by the Saudi Kingdom that includes ongoing support for extremist groups, the war in Yemen, and activities directly at odds with the West. The grisly… Keep Reading

Image Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]

Opinion | America’s Upside Down Foreign Policy

The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy called for the US to focus on countering China and Russia on the world stage. Yet, while past presidents have deviated from or even ignored the NDS, President Trump appears to be going in the exact opposite strategic direction. In… Keep Reading

Image Kim Jong-Un isn’t as crazy as you think [Lima Charlie News][Image: Reuters]

Kim Jong-Un isn’t as crazy as you think

It is widely believed that North Korea and its leaders are crazy or irrational. Incoming National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has said that Kim Jong-Un is irrational and cannot be deterred. His predecessor, HR McMaster, said much the same thing. These views are entirely wrong.… Keep Reading

Mosul: The Longest, Hardest Slog

The fight for Mosul did not have to be this difficult. In the film Gettysburg, there is a scene where Confederate Maj. Gen. Isaac Trimble insists to Robert E. Lee that the rebels had made a terrible error in failing to take Culp’s Hill early… Keep Reading

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