Michael Li

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‘Modernization’ is Media Code for Military Build-Up

Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0One of the most effective rhetorical tools in normalizing massive military budgets is to treat spending billions — and …

How Post-Modern Progressives Are Trying to Rewrite History

'Unlike today, these reformers did not share a communal creed, political leaning, or a string of common moral values.'

Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack

On Sunday, President Trump announced his intention to make those responsible for an alleged chemical weapons attack on Douma, including the Syrian …

We Need To Get Real About Syria

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 12, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Let there be no …

Bombing Syria would be a grave mistake

‘The whole of the Balkans,’ Otto von Bismarck said, ‘is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier.’ He was right, until he was wrong. Times changed, and so did the map. In 1914, with Bismarck gone and no one to restrain the Kaiser, terrorism in the Balkans sparked a world war.<p>How much of …

How to Take Stock Photos That Sell

I’ve been making money from stock photography for about 10 years now. I very rarely set up a shoot, or go on a trip thinking “I can’t wait to take …

How to Use Automatic Exposure Bracketing

Have you ever struggled to achieve an accurate composition because the subject you were photographing was under tricky natural lighting that you …

America's Tomahawk Missile Attack on Syria's Shayrat Air Base Was a Sham

America's interests in the region are much worse off the morning after 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles did little harm to an air base in Syria.<p>Mikhail …

There is more than one truth to tell in the heartbreaking story of Aleppo

Western politicians, “experts” and journalists are going to have to reboot their stories over the next few days now that Bashar al-Assad’s army has …

Middle East

The way forward for the west? Help China and wave the rulebook at Russia

Russia and China are often bracketed together as the west’s most important adversaries. They have grown closer since Russia’s relations with the west soured after the annexation of Crimea. But it would be an error for the western democracies to pursue policies that force the two together …

Geopolitics

Defense ministry says Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Aleppo daily 'unlike UK'

MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. The Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria delivers humanitarian aid to residents of eastern …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their …

This is why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong

The Iraqi army, backed by US-led airstrikes, is trying to capture east Mosul at the same time as the Syrian army and its Shia paramilitary allies are …

Middle East