Oil in the Time of Corona

Yesterday, in the time it took me to discover that my local Target was completely out of hand sanitizer, the price of oil dropped by over 30%. For those playing the home game, that’s the…

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Brave Nuclear World

On Friday, the United States will complete its withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an agreement that had prohibited the United States and Russia from…

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Iraq 2.0?

Tensions are rising in the Middle East. The White House, citing poorly sourced intelligence, has increased the US force presence in the region, and ramped up sanctions aimed at preventing…

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Donald the Disruptor

In foreign policy – to borrow the terminology of Silicon Valley – Donald Trump is a disruptive innovator. Though his policies are often similar in broad strokes to prior presidents, his…

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