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BREXIT and the DOMINO Theory

*** COMMENTARY *** By: Wolf von Baumgart Many who grew up the the 1950s, '60s and '70s still remember the quasi-ubiquitous conventional Cold War Domino Theory that if one country fell to Communism, all the rest would successively fall like a stack of dominoes. That mindset was a major factor in US involvement in the Korean War and Vietnam Conflict and its aftermath until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. The globalist paradigm of trans-national organization, centralization, cultural homogenization and “open borders” emerged in late 1945 at the dawn of the post-WW2 era out of the ashes of excessive nationalism. The political ideologies of imperialism, Bolshevism / Communism, Fascism, National Socialism, terrorism, etc., coupled with abuse of state power on a massive scale, killed over 200 million people in the last Century and gave greater rise to a corporate/bureaucratic Read more

Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement

REPRINT Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement "Europe Rethinks the Schengen Agreement is republished with permission of Stratfor." Analysis September 2, 2015 | 09:16 GMT Migrants board a train to Munich at Vienna's Westbahnhof railway station in the early hours of Sept. 1. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast • Rising immigration and fragile economic recovery in Europe will reduce political support for the Schengen Agreement, which eliminates border controls among member states. • The Schengen Agreement will likely be reformed to make room for countries to tighten their border controls more frequently. • Friction between Schengen members and other countries will remain, as will tension within the bloc itself. Analysis When France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg signed the Schengen Agreement in 1985, they envisioned a system Read more