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Published Articles:(many, many newer articles from 2016 on here: feel free to contact Brian if you would like to feature any of his work)
A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations: Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either - February 26th, 2014, RIAC's "Post of the Month" for Feb/March and republished by LinkedIn Pulse
The Israel-Hamas Gaza High-Stakes Poker Game of Death
- republished January 9th, 2015: Part I ; Part II; Part III; originally published as a single article on July 28th, 2014 and available in eBook form
Top Five Political Lessons from "House of Cards" (WARNING: Brutal)
- February 26th, 2015
Counterinsurgency (COIN) & Civilians: Israeli vs. American Approaches
- February 18th, 2015, republished by Ammon News
The Ferguson Intifada, or Why African-Americans are America’s Palestinians
- January 7th, 2015, republished by Ammon News
In Time, Expect Big Changes in America's Middle East Relationships
- January 5th, 2015, republished by Ammon News
The Unreal Judge: How Chief Justice Roberts’ Mind Transcends Reality
- November 12th, 2014, originally published by Stupid Party Math v. Myth
Why Isn’t Anyone Giving Obama Credit for Ousting Maliki?
- November 2nd, 2014, republished by The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and RIAC's "Post of the Month" for Jan/Feb, also republished by Ammon News and Stupid Party Math v. Myth
Terrorism, Already a Horror, Is Poisoned Further by Religion - October 21st, 2014
Ted Cruz vs. Middle Eastern Christians - October 13th, 2014, originally published by Stupid Party Math v. Myth
The Politics of The Dark Knight Rises and ISIS- October 7th, 2014
The Meaning of 9/11? It’s All About 9/12 - September 12th, 2014
On Development I: Relationships and the Long View Keys to Success - July 7th, 2014
- June 27th, 2014, republished by Ammon News
Note: I often differed with editors/staff on what I thought the titles of my articles should be. Where I thought a title should have been different, I indicate that here and provide what my intended title was. Also, for some reason, editors insisted on capitalizing the "al" in "al-[something Arabic]," which is not what I have generally observed to be common practice. Also, many of the images originally included in the articles when they were published are no longer up on the PolicyMic (now just Mic) website, but you can see all the original content by downloading/opening the PDF versions at the end of each article description, though neither the comment section nor embedded videos are in the PDF versions. The links in the article titles will take you to the online versions, with comments and videos.
These Maps Debunk Everything the NRA Has Told Us About Guns - Nov 19th, 2013
intended title: These Maps and Studies Show How Gun Laws Save Lives PDF
If the Tea Party and Democrats Don't Learn From History, We'll Fall Like Ancient Rome
- Oct 22nd, 2013 intended title: Obama Cruz Showdown's Got Nothin' on Caesar and Cato PDF
What Caused the 2013 Government Shutdown? Redistricting - Oct 17th, 2013
intended title: Why is the House of Representatives so Dysfunctional?
Blame the South and Redistricting PDF
We Lost 10 Years to the "War on Terror," It's Time We Admit It - Oct 11th, 2013
intended title: It's Time We Admit the Ugly Truth: We Lost a Decade to the Failed "War on Terror" PDF
Do You Live in a Failing Nation? Check This Brilliant Map - Oct 10th, 2013
intended title: This One Interactive Map Shows You the Overall State of the World and Every Country in It PDF
The NSA Does Not Care About Your Personal Life. Sorry. - Oct 5th, 2013 PDF
In Government Shutdown, Ted Cruz and Tea Party Are Lucky We're Not Living in Ancient Rome - Oct 3rd, 2013 intended title: Ted Cruz and The Tea Party Are Lucky American Soldiers Don't Act Like Roman Legionaries When It Comes to Obstructionists PDF
- Sep 30th, 2013 intended title: Syria Chemical Weapons Deal Might Be Great, But Won't Stop the War and Helps Assad and Russia PDF
The Historical Odyssey of Somalia’s Al-Shabab Terrorists - Sep 27th, 2013
intended title had spelling Al-Shabaab PDF
- Sep 24th, 2013 intended title: Syria Options V: Why A No-Fly Zone and Close Air Support in Syria Saves More Lives, Ends the War Faster, and Puts the Moderates on Top PDF
'Dexter' Series Finale: A Heartrendingly Real Goodbye - Sep 23rd, 2013
intended title: Dexter's Finale: Heart-Wrenchingly Real, and One of the Best Finales EVER PDF
Will the U.S. Attack Syria? It Could Save More Lives Than You Think - Sep 23rd, 2013
intended title: Syria Options IV: People Who Think U.S. Intervention In Syria Will Likely Make Things Worse Don't Know What They Are Talking About PDF
Dexter Finale: What Showtime’s Dexter Morgan Means to Me - Sep 21st, 2013 PDF
Syria War News: Inside the Vortex Of Death That Swallows All - Sep 20th, 2013
intended title: Syria Options III: The Consequences of U.S. Inaction: Syrian Vortex of Death Sucks In All Around It PDF
Breaking News Syria: Why Jordan, Israel, and Turkey Want the U.S. All In - Sep 19th, 2013 intended title: Syria Options II: The Consequences of U.S. Inaction: Trouble in the Neighborhood Part II PDF
Are We Getting Involved in Syria? Here's What to Expect If We Don't - Sep 18th, 2013
intended title: Syria Options I: The Consequences of U.S. Inaction: Trouble in the
Neighborhood Part I PDF
For Most Americans, 9/11 Was a Spectacle. For Me, It Was Personal. - Sep 11th, 2013
intended title: Reflections on 9/11: Personal, National, and Global PDF
Obama Syria Plan: Did He Just Get the Russians On Board? - Sep 10th, 2013
intended title: Did Obama’s Strike Threats Push Putin to Be… Constructive?! PDF
intended title: Don't Forget About The Syrian People PDF
Why Russia is the Tea Party Of International Politics - Sep 3rd, 2013
intended title: Russia, Smussia: Putin and the Limits of “Nyet," or Why Russia Is the Tea Party of International Politics PDF
4 Simple Reasons It is Extremely Unlikely Syrian Rebels Carried Out the Chemical Weapons Attacks - Sep 2nd, 2013 intended title starts with "Four" instead of "4" PDF
intended title: Obama’s Rose Garden Speech Is One Of the Best Speeches of His Presidency (But Not Just for the Reasons You Think) PDF
IRS Gay Marriage Decision Makes Economic Sense, Too - Aug 30th, 2013 PDF
Spice Magazine Online
“The Friend of Our Enemy is Our Friend?” - June 1st, 2008 PDF
“Pakistan’s Frightening Crystal Ball: Part II" - Feb 10th, 2008 PDF
“Pakistan’s Frightening Crystal Ball: Part I" - Dec 11th, 2007 PDF
The Washington and Lee Political Review
“Rome and the Barbarians, America and the Terrorists” Washington and Lee Political Review – Spring 2007 (edited since publication) PDF
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