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Dennis Santiago, Global Risk and Financial Analyst

Dennis Santiago is an author and commentator on national policy and global stability issues. His subject matter expertise was developed during the Cold War as strategic warfare systems analyst, missile defense architect and arms control analyst. He is the author of the US Imperfect Defense Theory of Strategic Missile Defense. Dennis has worked on conventional warfare, nuclear warfare, and asymmetric warfare. His areas of expertise include combat aircraft, ordnance, electronic warfare, command and control, campaign design and game theory.

Trump’s Aggressive Shuttle Diplomacy; In Search of the Eurasian Border

President Donald Trump continues to prove himself to be a diplomat who thinks out-of-the-box. The NATO summit in Brussels, despite all it’s testiness and...

Childish Border Wars; Wrong Border?

US immigration policy has had a rough time of it lately. On January 30, 2018, President Donald Trump asked Congress to pass comprehensive reforms...

Double Standards, Leadership Hubris, Softened Professional Walls Bring Out Human Frailty at the FBI

The Inspector General’s Report finally arrived. The long-awaited proof of the powerful conspiracy to whitewash the “gross negligence” of Hillary Clinton. On first pass,...

Does Political Correctness Cause School Shootings? An Inconvenient Question for the Federal Commission on School Safety

In March 2018, following a shooting incident in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump formed the cabinet level Federal Commission on School Safety charged with...

Playing Hardball to Create Peace in the Middle East

On the same day the United States opens its new embassy in Jerusalem, Hamas sends dozens to die in suicidal waves on the Israeli...

Cold Partnerships: The Complexity of Syria

On Friday April 13, 2018, US President Donald J. Trump appeared on television announcing the commencement of punitive airstrikes on chemical weapons research and...

Paul Ryan and the Changing of the Establishment

At 48 years old, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has found himself a dinosaur. He is an example of the evolutionary adaptation of...

Those Meddlesome Russians

Russian relations with the Western nations of planet earth are in a tailspin. Scandal erupts over the use of a nerve agent to poison...

All About Vlad; What I’d Like to Ask Vladimir Putin If I Could Interview Him

We recently passed the equinox of the Cold War. The Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it was ever up. And the...

“Getting to Yes”; Getting a Little Closer

Global stability is a titanic art. Planet earth is witnessing an earthquake on the 38th parallel. A man made one orchestrated by U.S. president...

Good Bot, Bad Bot: Countering America’s Addiction to Belittling Unwanted Men

An Internet Full of Bad Robots We already live in an age of robots. In the aftermath of a shooting on February 14, 2018 in...

Systemic Failure; America’s Continuing Inability to Deal with Unwanted Young Men

Systemic failure is defined as a deeply fatal flaw in a social or mechanical system that ensures catastrophic collapse as a consistent outcome. It was...

Dangerous Skies

Syria is at a critical crossroad. As the black-flagged nemesis of the Islamic State (ISIS) fades from the scene, the fragile alliance among enemies...

Saving Congress from the Establishment

I continue to reel from the vision of this year’s State of the Union address. What lingers in my mind is how sorry I...

State of the Union; Larger than a Tweet

U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech on January 30, 2018. Speaking to a joint session of Congress, Trump enumerated a list of...

“Getting to Yes”; Can Donald Trump Manage the Ultimate “Art of the Deal” and bring Korea to Camp David?

What does it mean for the United States to have a provocateur President? What can a Nation accomplish when it looks at old problems...