21-27 October 2018
1. Will Americans Vote for Congressional Gridlock or US National Security?
Dr. Peter Pry, a member of the Pax Americana Institute Board of Directors, writes about the possible dangers of a predominantly left-wing congress after the upcoming elections. Dr. Pry notes the national security and international legitimacy of the United States could be placed on the back burner for nonemergent, mostly domestic, issues. Conservatives in the Midwest, as well as across the entire United States, should heed these warnings and use their right to vote. America cannot afford to come in second to oppressive nations like Russia and China.
2. Pronouncing the Death of the Pax Americana
Dr. Lamont Colucci writes for the Daily Caller about the recent statements by Russian president Vladimir Putin on how the American dominance over the world is coming to an end. Dr. Colucci analyzed the panel discussions held by the Russian think tank Valdai Discussion Club in which Putin talked extensively about Russian missile tech, international relations, and foreign policy moves. Nations like Russia continue to pose a significant risk, a risk which the United States cannot allow to be unattended. Conservative followers of PAI know that like Dr. Colucci says “disparity needs to be maintained.” Allowing the globe to be influenced by Russian ideology is not only damaging to the United States, but to the future of a free world as a whole.
3. Our Saudi Problem Didn’t Begin with Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder
Jonah Goldberg of The National Review touches on the tragic case surrounding the death of Jamal Khashoggi. The issues of Saudi Arabia did not begin purely because the crown prince ordered the assassination of the journalist, but far earlier in time when they were allowed to support terrorist organizations and hamper democratic organization both inside and outside of Saudi borders. The United States has turned a blind eye to the reprehensible actions and ideology of Saudi Arabia, something that cannot continue.
4. Putin says Russia will target any nations hosting US intermediate-range missiles in Europe
Daily Mail contributor Charlie Moore reports on Putin’s belligerent intent to target European nations that intend to host United States missile systems. The Russian president is now using the United States’ withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty as a justification for these statements. This situation shows the classic Russian thought process in which their own hostility, and known breaking of the INF Treaty, has come with repercussions that they attempt to play the victim. Classical conservatives in the Midwest fully understand the threat of Russian ideology and the political games they attempt to use to justify their actions.