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Recurring terrorist nightmares

Recurring terrorist nightmares

The nation should not panic even under terrorist attack. A repeat of the Palmer Raids would do far more damage to the nation than any terrorist attacks.
Harlan Ullman
POTUS' uncertain trumpet

POTUS' uncertain trumpet

Airpower alone against asymmetric warfare simply forces the enemy to change strategy and tactics. IS has done so and is now ten miles from Baghdad.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Google's row with France: Corporate and personal income taxes are obsolete

Google's row with France: Corporate and personal income taxes are obsolete

Google is in a row with France about how much corporate taxes it pays. The dispute demonstrates corporate taxes, along with personal income taxes, are obsolete.
Peter Morici
Three big bets to defeat IS

Three big bets to defeat IS

To defeat the Islamic State, three big bets must pay-off. First, President Barack Obama must have grown in office. Second is that Secretary of State John Kerry will be given the authority to execute the strategy. And third is that Iraq understands that it is in a fight to the death with IS.
Harlan Ullman
Jobs and Obama's political woes

Jobs and Obama's political woes

Despite another seemingly good jobs report, President Obama's approval rating is lower than ever, and Republicans could retake the Senate in November.
Peter Morici

Five reasons Americans can't find jobs

The Labor Department reported the economy added 244,000 jobs in September, well below the 400,000 needed to bring unemployment down to pre-crisis levels.
Peter Morici

Korean NGOs call for social consensus on unification issue

Civil society groups and a recent book look to make unification a popular issue among South Koreans through an appeal to history and greater public engagement.
Michael Marshall
A defining moment in history

A defining moment in history

Make no mistake: in taking the fight to the Islamic State President Barack Obama is at a defining moment for his presidency and probably the future.
Harlan Ullman
Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS

Pakistani leader intimately connected to IS

With world attention riveted on U.S. and friendly Arab air strikes against Islamic State bases in Syria, Pakistan, one of the world's eight nuclear powers, was yet again a bubbling geopolitical cauldron.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Moccasins instead of boots?

Moccasins instead of boots?

President Obama appears determined to avoid sending U.S. boots back to Iraq. But there is no alternative short of disengagement -- and turning the mission over.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Why America can't win its wars: Key answers to defeat IS

Why America can't win its wars: Key answers to defeat IS

In winning World War II and the Cold War, we were able to think strategically and innovatively. Those examples will determine the outcome in the battle with IS.
Harlan Ullman
Expert cacophony

Expert cacophony

Is AQAM or ISIS the main terrorist threat facing the U.S.? A key branch of Israeli intelligence says it's still al-Qaida and that ISIS is a long term menace.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Scots should vote no on independence

Scots should vote no on independence

Without oil and its big financial sector employers, Scottish taxes would become too burdensome for highly paid industries, and those would ultimately leave too.
Peter Morici
Obama desperately needs a sense of history and a strategy

Obama desperately needs a sense of history and a strategy

History can help detect strategic flaws. But does this White House have any sense of history -- or of strategy?
Harlan Ullman
Geopolitical fumbles

Geopolitical fumbles

Gen. John R. Allen, Ret.: "It is about the region and potentially the world as we know it." U.S. bombing alone is a recipe for failure.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
IS inspires Southeast Asian terrorists - implications for the region and the US

IS inspires Southeast Asian terrorists - implications for the region and the US

IS isn't just targeting the Middle East and the US. It's aiming at Southeast Asia, too. Malaysian authorities recently stopped a major IS-influenced attack, and Indonesian and Philippine officials are scrambling to prevent their own growing flocks of IS-inspired terrorists from going on the rampage. IS is a global threat.
Jeff Moore
Obama's fatal strategic flaw?

Obama's fatal strategic flaw?

IS is not Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union. It is a clear and present danger. And the absence of a comprehensive strategy will only make that danger worse.
Harlan Ullman
Trivial pursuit

Trivial pursuit

Virtual reality displaces reality as a nation of doers morphs into one of watchers.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Can America be a serious country?

Can America be a serious country?

Ullman: Three tests of America's seriousness: the Ferguson, Missouri shooting; the legal predicaments of Texas Governor Rick Perry; and the Islamic State (IS).
Harlan Ullman
Islam redux

Islam redux

Pressures for U.S. re-involvement with ground troops in Iraq are offset by almost 90 percent of Americans who are opposed to another round of fighting in Iraq.
Arnaud de Borchgrave, UPI Editor at Large
Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Where to invest with stocks nearing record highs

Peter Morici: My basic advice remains simple. Don't try to outsmart the market -- gradually buy in and diversify.
Peter Morici
Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Opinion: Do not defer action against IS

Harlan Ullman: International action against IS can work. But will Mr. Obama realize that? The world wonders.
Harlan Ullman
Who is the new Iraqi prime minister?

Who is the new Iraqi prime minister?

Haider Al-Abadi, simply put, he's the man who's going to save Iraq from an orgy of violence. Or at least he's going to try.
Claude Salhani
World Bank forums see youth as global changemakers

World Bank forums see youth as global changemakers

An international group showcased the role of youth in global development through forums at the World Bank forums on youth service and entrepreneurship.
Michael Marshall
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