Robert Charles

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Robert  Charles
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Three Diplomatic Lessons – Rooted in History
By Robert Charles
American – and unified Western – diplomacy matters.   It matters especially now.  It is not child’s play, insignificant, academic ...
March 22, 2021
Elections, Communism, and the Venona Project
By Robert Charles
Sometimes history replays itself – in strange and eerie ways. Our job is to remember, prepare for what may come, ...
November 14, 2020
Thanking America’s Veterans
By Robert Charles
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November 11, 2020
Election – Not Over Yet
By Robert Charles
The nation is wrestling with profound political confusion. The 2020 election results are controversial, allegations of election fraud unresolved, and ...
November 10, 2020
Congressional Democrats Playing with Fire – Imperiling America’s Small Businesses
By Robert Charles
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “lost time is never found again.”  Congressional Democrats should harken to Ben Franklin, if only for ...
April 14, 2020
Faith During Crisis – An American Strength
By Robert Charles
Something odd is happening – or perhaps not so odd.  The coronavirus is causing more Americans to seek out, rely ...
April 07, 2020
Four History Lessons – To Pull Us Together, Not Apart
By Robert Charles
Four history lessons should help to guide current crisis thinking.    First, crises unite or divide.  How society responds is ...
April 02, 2020
Four History Lessons – To Pull Us Together, Not Apart
By Robert Charles
First, crises unite or divide. How society responds is as much about society as leadership. Historian Wayne Cole described emotions running ...
April 02, 2020
Trump’s Crisis Management – Textbook
By Robert Charles
Trump’s mastery of crisis management is textbook.  People may object to his optimism, generalities, or editorializing on medical data, but ...
March 31, 2020
Stop Giving Russia Undeserved Credit – And Start Governing
By Robert Charles
Pause and wonder with me. Just a thought – about Russia, America and recent news. Is it not time to ...
February 16, 2017
Flynn’s Resignation - A Haig Moment
By Robert Charles
The sudden departure of General Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor, after less than a month in the job, is ...
February 14, 2017
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