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From Globalization to Populism – Part III

From Globalization to Populism – Part III Ambassador Curtis A Ward The terrorism phenomenon and the rise of populism (21 October 2020) — The globalization agenda was jolted into a new reality in 2001. The most heinous of terrorist attacks in modern history against the United States on September 11, 2001 (9/11) sparked an unprecedented security threat on a global scale posed by international terrorism. The international terrorism threat caused significant adjustments to the...

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How do we change the World?

How do we change the World? Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (11 July 2020) — In this Commentary I ask “How do we change the World?”  But, I didn’t leave the question hanging.  In this video Commentary, I offered some of my own perspectives on what we need to do to change the world. The full text of my Commentary is below, but take a few minutes and watch the Video. How do we change the World? Today, I wish to pick up on a theme about which I have been writing in The Ward...

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Life in the Times of Coronavirus

Message to CaribNation and The Ward Post friends and supporters Ambassador Curtis Ward  “It is our imperative to do the right thing – each of us for each other; each of us for our families’ safety and well-being; each of us for our communities; and each of us for our countries.” Please watch my Commentary on “Life in the Times of Coronavirus.” © 2020 Curtis A. Ward/The Ward Post Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter

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The Art of Betrayal, a Warning to Caribbean Leaders

The Art of Betrayal, a Warning to Caribbean Leaders Ambassador Curtis A. Ward  (04 November 2019) — History is replete with the phenomenon of human betrayal. But, unlike any other time in geopolitical history, trust in America’s global leadership has never hit such a dangerously low point. Trust and reliance on Washington, in a downward spiral since January 2017, has now reached its nadir with nowhere lower to go. An act of betrayal in any context is flagitious. Thus, only a naively...

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War drums in Washington, echoes of the past

War drums in Washington, echoes of the past Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (27 June 2019) — The louder the war drums in Washington the more I think of what has been and what could be. The grainy video presented to prove Iran’s culpability in the attack on the oil tankers in the Gulf of Hormuz purportedly shows the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) removing unexploded mines from the hull of one of the tankers. The video alone is not conclusive evidence to support the claim of Iran’s...

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U.S. Military Deployment in Middle East Creates Targets for Terrorist Attacks

U.S. Military Deployment in Middle East Creates Targets for Terrorist Attacks Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (26 May 2019) — By increasing its military presence in the Middle East the United States represents a tempting target for terrorists constantly looking for opportunities to attack American citizens and assets around the world. The terrorists’ dream is to do harm to U.S. citizens and especially to U.S. military personnel and assets. Terrorist groups are particularly adverse to...

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Crashing JCPOA Trump threatens Iran with military force

Crashing JCPOA Trump threatens Iran with military force Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (08 May 2019) –– With key provisions critical to the Iran Nuclear Deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – JCPOA) now under threat following Iran’s response to increased U.S. sanctions and other pressures imposed by the Trump Administration on the Iranian government and entities, the U.S. and Iran edged closer to military confrontation. With the recent decision by President Trump to deploy a...

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Trump Needs a Geopolitical Victory

Trump Needs a Geopolitical Victory Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (02 Feb. 2019) — United States President Donald Trump is desperate for a win on the global stage. So far, by all measures, he is a big loser. His chaotic foreign policy, his administration’s lack of any semblance of a geopolitical strategy, has so far been anything but coherent. If we can be so generous as to ascribe a foreign policy framework or an executable strategy to his administration’s conduct of foreign affairs then...

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What’s next for Venezuela – Trump v. Putin in the Americas

What’s next for Venezuela – Trump v. Putin in the Americas Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (27 Dec. 2018) — The Trump administration’s relentless economic and political pressure on Venezuela government over the past two years is rattling Nicolás Maduro’s regime. Despite his braggadocio – putting on a brave face – Maduro is feeling the pressure. He is extremely worried that Trump will take or engineer some form of military action to remove him from power. Trump’s bellicose...

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Not so fast Designating Venezuela a Sponsor of Terrorism, Mr. Trump!

Not so fast Designating Venezuela a Sponsor of Terrorism, Mr. Trump! Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (20 Nov. 2018) — While acting contrary to U.S. laws is nothing new for the Trump Administration, the latest report of President Trump’s intent to designate Venezuela ‘a State Sponsor of Terrorism’ is yet another example of irrational foreign policy action by this administration. It has drawn a strong rebuke from Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs...