Center for Strategic Communication

Binocular vision on the Trump phenom

[ by Charles Cameron — why the support, why the avoidance ] . I thought it would be interesting to juxtapose these two quotes about Donald Trump. One comes from my friend Timothy Burke of Swarthmore and the Easily Distracted blog (upper panel, below) — Tim describes...

The Military Is Only Part of the Story

By Patricia Lee Sharpe For the most part, the Republicans (including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan) listened to the President’s State of the Union speech with stony faces. Many frowned throughout. During his quite eloquent remarks there were a number of points at...

Two-sided nuke-rattling against the ISIS third?

[ by Charles Cameron — trying to catch up with posts here when working on book proposals ] . Consider these two statements made in recent days: How does a war game — or game theory, for that matter — deal with the differenes, similarities, or continuum between threats...

Reminders, and other signs

[ by Charles Cameron — the camps, theirs and ours, and nuking Mecca, with a pinch of Lynch ] . Here are the reminders.. ** These DoubleQuotes arose in the context of comments by Georgetown Syria specialist Marc Lynch, better known on the web as the blogger Abu...

Elite Failure and Populist Trump It

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] GOP Front Runner, Donald J. Trump A friend sent an essay by the prolific IR scholar, Professor Angelo Codevilla that had been posted at Powerline Blog.  It was good. For the unfamiliar, Codevilla often writes on national security and...