Author Archives: Harper

HARPER: A BOLD PROPOSAL FOR DURABLE PEACE

My historian friend Steve Douglas has written the following account of General Douglas MacArthur’s transformation from brilliant military commander to advocate for an end to warfare as a means of resolving conflicts among nations. It has important lessons for today’s … Continue reading

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HARPER: MOVE OVER MR. TRUMP

Colonel Lang has eloquently stated the dilemma facing the Republican Party. As Senator Lindsey Graham admitted following the events of January 6, the Republican Party cannot live without Donald Trump, but at the same time, the Party must look to … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE LESSONS OF STALINGRAD BY STEVE DOUGLAS

After hearing a lecture by my friend Steve Douglas on the lessons of the battle of Stalingrad, I urged him to write this essay on the topic.  Given the current toxic relationship between the United States and Russia–the two predominant … Continue reading

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HARPER: DID MAXIMUM PRESSURE BOOST IRGC JUNTA?

Since the Trump decision in May 2018 to withdraw the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and launch the "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran, internal developments in the Islamic Republic have benefitted one group in particular:  The … Continue reading

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HARPER: SAUDIS SHAKEN BY 911 COURT RULING

It is altogether fitting that on the 19th anniversary of September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon a Federal Magistrate has ordered the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to produce 24 current and former officials for … Continue reading

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HARPER: UAE-ISRAEL DEAL LESS THAN MEETS THE EYE

On initial observation, the deal struck between Abu Dabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Zayed, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Jared Kushner is very much less than meets the eye.  Some usually thoughtful Middle East analysts like Robin Wright have proclaimed this a "game-changer" … Continue reading

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HARPER: JUDGE CLEARS PATH FOR BOLTON INDICTMENT

Federal District Court Judge Royce Lamberth has cleared the way for John Bolton to be criminally prosecuted for violating his non-disclosure agreement and revealing classified material without authorization.  In a 10-page ruling issued June 20, the former presiding judge of … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE REAL TERROR THREAT THAT TOO FEW UNDERSTAND

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr have been pilloried for making frequent reference to "Antifa" as a terrorist threat that was involved in much of the violence that accompanied the protests over the killing of George Floyd.  The … Continue reading

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HARPER: SAUDI ‘THIRD MAN’ REVEALED

I have never been one to believe in "mistakes" or "accidents" when it comes to dramatic revelations, and so I don't believe the official explanation offered this week that a top FBI official made a blunder in releasing the name … Continue reading

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HARPER: MORE ON FUSION ENERGY SOURCE OF THE FUTURE

As I wrote last week about prospects for a commercial fusion power source of unlimited energy within the next decade, I continue this thread with the next article in the Asia Times series on the subject.  The article includes links … Continue reading

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