The Russian-China Polar Silk Road Emerges

Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a question often posed throughout the past 150 years. As early as 1875, a vision for Eurasian-American cooperation was becoming realized as leading Americans and Russians alike foresaw the construction of telegraph and even rail lines across the 100 km Bering Strait…

US-China Collaboration Summit Offers Hope in Resolving Tension

A beacon of sanity shown through the darkness this week as 400 U.S. state leaders, business people, non-profits and Chinese delegates representing four provinces, converged on Lexington, Kentucky from May 22-24 for the 5th Annual US-China Governors Collaboration Summit. The summit was a breath of fresh air in a sea of increasing turmoil and hostility between…

The Principle of National Sovereignty in an Era of ‘Regime Change’

by Patrick Ruckert Venezuela today brings to the forefront of discussion and debate the fundamental principle of national sovereignty.  That the neo-cons infesting the Trump administration have been allowed to threaten the sovereignty of the Venezuela nation-state, under a President, himself under the threat of a coup, must not only raise a protest, but must…