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Affluent Christian Investor | September 22, 2017

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William Holland

William Holland

William Holland a geopolitical analyst & North American recruiter for Wikistrat, specializing in monitoring the nuclear posture of the Indian-Pakistani rivalry.

Posts By William Holland

November 2, 2016 |

The Pivot to Asia Failed

The pivot to Asia failed. Underwriting it were two distinct features, alliance maintenance and TPP (trans pacific partnership). Both failed. Diplomatically, team Obama’s posture throughout the Pacific resembles Syria in that diplomacy fails when it isn’t backed up by … Read More

October 27, 2016 |

Modi Finds His Footing in Kashmir

The British can safely be blamed for the partitioning of Ireland and India, if not to mention  Israel; but only with New hi did the calculus have overt geo-strategic calculation.  It fell to England’s nemesis Maulana Azad to extrapolate Mountbatten’s … Read More

October 26, 2016 |

Why Aleppo Is Russian Revenge

The west seems hopelessly lost in how our political leadership views expressions of power; in a word realpolitik.  Aleppo is an example of how myopic western strategic vision remains.  This town in Syria is being ruthlessly bombed by Russia.  Why? … Read More

October 25, 2016 |

Churchill & The Irish

My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Ireland. It is typical of smaller nation states that its citizenry have unqualified grasp of their own history. I’ve noticed it in the Balkans, and throughout eastern Europe. The Irish, perhaps better … Read More

October 24, 2016 |

Time for a Supply Side Revolution

Forget covered interest parity, the real debate consuming economics and its role in policy craft is how weak central bank policy instruments remain.  The biggest debate in a generation isn’t over interest rate policy, for monetarists never thought interest rates … Read More

October 18, 2016 |

The Asian Scramble for Africa

My mother attended St. John’s College, Oxford. She had an aunt who joined a Catholic religious order called the Passionists who specialized in education. Her order built St. Joseph’s College in Kgali Botswana. I attended her funeral during the Soweto UprisingRead More

October 13, 2016 |

What the Russian Revolution Teaches About Conflict Between Competing Civilizations

Next year will be the centenary anniversary of the Russian Revolution.  The absolute best study was done by Tibor Szamuely, although one can also place the work of Solzhenitsyn, Robert Conquest and Dominic Lieven as representing the finest scholarly … Read More

October 12, 2016 |

What Iraq Taught The U.S. Military

There are legions of think tanks and armed disciplines like the Marine Corps that possess a fine grasp of the deep abiding cultural, institutional challenges The Long War asks of the American regime.  We haven’t answered THIS challenge.  If we’re going to win, … Read More

October 7, 2016 |

India’s Reagan

India’s ninth prime minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao inherited a nation in total collapse. Little did anyone notice, but India’s embrace of a capitalist ethos would only come after she openly failed at socialism. Identical to Mao’s reversal under Deng, Reagan’s reversal … Read More

September 30, 2016 |

The Real Hunger Games

The U.S. electorate is facing a paradox, its main political parties have outsourced to television networks a political capacity reserved to election commissions, namely the ability to choose candidates for high office.  This is occurring in an age of disruption … Read More

September 26, 2016 |

Spies in the Congo: America’s Atomic Mission in WWII

When Truman unleashed Fat Man & Little Boy over Japan in the hope of compelling capitulation, he knew American strength had reached heights of military might unrivaled in history.  What most American’s don’t know is the history of how those … Read More

September 22, 2016 |

India’s Public Intellectual Central Banker Leaves Parting Warning

Now that they’ve gotten rid of Rajan, India’s former central banker has some parting advice for his fellow economists: be wary of low interest rates and exhausted, depleted institutional capital in an age as threatening as ours.

Modi’s recovery in replacing … Read More

September 19, 2016 |

Egypt: Linchpin for U.S. Foreign Policy in Middle East

It should never have been a question to support Mubarak, instead the Obama administration took the easy way out and backed the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Morsi, enraging regional allies that continued to support both U.S. regional war aims and Israeli … Read More

September 15, 2016 |

Personhood: Moral Axis of Symmetry Between the Collective & Capitalism

My first mentor, the late great Dr. Luke William McCann told me how his tenure at Columbia Universities comparative literature department was riven to engage Russian literature, especially Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. It seems the theological, moral unpinning of Russian … Read More

September 14, 2016 |

The Return of the King: David Ben-Gurion Periphery Doctrine Replaces Corrupt Peace Process

Thomas Carlyle’s overly weaned motif that history is boiled down to great men is in need of revision; for how does one make sense of Israel?

When Irving Kristol arrived in Jerusalem to deliver a lecture titled ‘On the political … Read More

September 12, 2016 |

The Obamacare Coalition is Fractured

When pundits across the nation begin eulogizing Obama’s tenure, we need to remind ourselves how we got here, for 2016 needs to be a year … Read More

August 31, 2016 |

The Winner of the US/Iraq War is… Iran!

The end of Ramadan saw Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei blame the U.S. for Islamic terror. In their eyes, it is the west and its alliance regime responsible for the rise of terror attacks throughout Iraq, Istanbul, Bangladesh, Yemen, and … Read More

August 30, 2016 |

The Han Masters Strike at Bretton Woods, Monetary Velocity, & Survival

As the American regime moves to strengthen an alliance regime known as Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the hope of building up both the industrial base of nation states nominally aligned to the west while pushing back on Beijing’s strategic naval ambitions … Read More

August 22, 2016 |

China’s Mao Type Purges

Study China long enough and everything looks like farce. That’s because the old dictum of history repeating itself becomes nauseating when filtered through the opaque maze of the Middle Kingdom. What’s playing out now before the world is a work … Read More

August 18, 2016 |

The Choice Facing Chinese Leadership

When Barack Obama took the helm at the nadir of the U.S. financial crisis in 2008, no one was quite sure the policies he would seek to redress the re-capitalization of U.S. banks. Shortly before her death at the age … Read More

August 17, 2016 |

The Most Heavily Nuclearized Place On The Planet

I’ve spent a lifetime in pursuit of understanding the intricate geopolitical wiles of the Subcontinent, especially Pakistan. In short, its not a democracy and it … Read More

August 16, 2016 |

Our Political Problems Are Moral

When Lev Davidovich Bronshtein (pen name Leon Trotsky) wrote about homo Soveiticus, the new breed of man born under the pall of terror; a subject of tyrannical social engineering by the State, he was referencing a utopian conviction that contemporary capitalist states now … Read More

August 10, 2016 |

Lawyers Supporting ‘Honor’ Killings

I initially saw the murder of Qandeel Baloch (real name Rauzia Azeem) as just that: sanctioned murder. But this case cannot be viewed in isolation. … Read More

August 9, 2016 |

Europe Needs England More Than England Needs Europe

Its isn’t hard to see that the Continent needs a vibrant U.K. more than London needs Berlin. Although this isn’t easy to see now, any quick glance of the emerging domestic, geopolitical challenges reveals that the entire continent is managing … Read More

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