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Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes A key part of the evolving US strategic response to communist China’s nouveau-imperialist agenda in the Pacific is to strengthen its alliance with democratic Malaysia.     At first glance, the relationship between the … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Chinese aggression in the South China Sea is causing Japan to strengthen its alliance with the US and build new and unlikely partnerships with some traditional enemies.     Building a stronger defensive alliance … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In response to the People’s Republic of China’s recent sovereignty claims over the entire South China Sea/West Philippines Sea and China’s escalated aggression in those international waters, US President Obama and his administration have … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On November 23, 2013, the People’s Republic of China declared its East China Sea Air Defense and Identification Zone, which asserted expanded territorial boundaries. The new zone includes international waters as well as areas … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Since Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Āl Sa’ūd ascended to the throne of Saudi Arabia in 1982, relations between the West and Saudi Arabia have been fairly stable, if somewhat complicated.     The Saudi … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes When the crucible of reality proves political ideals to be harmful to the people, political leaders have two choices: they can own up to the issues, or they can suppress evidence … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On January 16, 2016, Taiwan held national elections. The results were clear. Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, the Democratic Progressive Party (“DPP”) chairperson and presidential candidate, won a landslide victory with 56.1% of the votes. Eric … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Opera is best enjoyed in an opera hall. Sadly, a majority of the world’s population has only experienced “opera” in the form of national and local governments. The performances are always expensive, the performers … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, two Turkish Airforce F-16s shot down a Russian SU-24. How will that incident impact Russia-Turkey relations, Russia-West relations, NATO response, and the fight against ISIS?     Not surprisingly, … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On the night of November 13, 2015, cowardly criminals from the ISIS gang carried out coordinated attacks against innocent people in Paris, France. So far, 136 people are confirmed dead, and many more remain … Read the rest

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