Subscribe to Daniel McGroarty RSS Article Feed.
China Is Winning the Rare Earths Race
March 29, 2010
What do my laptop LCD, your cell phone screen and our fiber-optic Internet feeds - the common devices through which I write, RealClearWorld publishes and you read this...
Europe's New Flashpoint
February 25, 2010
The snap visit this week of veteran U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke to Georgia - ostensibly to discuss Georgian participation as a supply route to the Afghanistan...
When Bush Faced the New World Order
- NY Times -
January 31, 2010
As the candidate of hope and change, President Obama has doubtless spent some private time around his first anniversary in office wondering whether he shouldn’t have...
Who Wins Ukraine's Election? Russia, of Course
January 17, 2010
With none of the ballots counted and many millions remaining to be cast, we can confidently predict a winner in today's Ukrainian presidential election: Russia. To be...
China Goes for the Gold
December 31, 2009
Nearly lost in the news of would-be air terror, protests in Tehran and best-and-worst retrospectives for the fast-vanishing Double-Zero Decade was a story about a tiny...
The War for the Periodic Table
December 1, 2009
With all eyes focused on President Barack Obama's long-awaited Afghanistan speech and the ongoing conflict in Iraq, there would seem to be little bandwidth available for...
20 Years After the Fall
- Investors Business Daily -
November 8, 2009
Twenty years ago, late on a Thursday evening in Berlin, the cement and concertina-wire symbol of the Cold War was breached, inadvertently opened by a botched answer of a...
The Cleaner Goes to Europe
October 21, 2009
Vice President Joseph Biden departs today for Warsaw, Poland; the first stop in a series of meetings in Central and Eastern Europe. As part of his trip prep on the...
The Courting of Turkmenistan
September 25, 2009
News from the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session is dominated by sound bites from the green marble podium, bromides broken up only by the occasional tearing up of...
Hitting Russia's Refresh Button
August 13, 2009
During the height of the Cold War, current news on what mattered in Moscow was hard to come by. Sovietologists cranked out entire journal articles parsing grainy...
The NATO-ization of Finland?
July 21, 2009
Every historical era has its shorthands -- phrases that capture complex concepts, sometimes in a single word. One sign that an era has ended is the failure of friendly...
Greenland: The Next Energy Superpower?
June 22, 2009
In this summer of split-screen conflict, the world is focused on protests in Teheran and preparations for missile tests in Pyongyang - two reasons not to notice an event...
All Un-Quiet on the Eastern Front
May 6, 2009
In this springtime of summits, Europe is at it again. Today in Prague, representatives from the European Union’s 27 member-states meet with leaders of six former...
Twitterers of the World, Unite!
April 11, 2009
“What are you doing?” That now-familiar question to any 20-something Twitterer often elicits answers ranging from watching a sitcom to standing in a Starbucks queue....
Russia's Strategic Resource Grab
- Investor's Biz. Daily -
April 1, 2009
On Wednesday at a London hotel, President Obama meets his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev for a crucial "mini-summit" around the edges of the G-20 talks on righting...
'Buy American' Should Start with Minerals
March 11, 2009
Across six months and two presidential administrations, the beleaguered U.S. taxpayer has turned venture capitalist, acquiring major stakes in banks, brokerages,...
Europe's Audacity of Hope
February 11, 2009
The annual Wehrkunde Conference in Munich is now completed, and the trans-Atlantic national security apparatus is abuzz, parsing the keynote speech delivered by Vice...
Will Europe Go for the Nuclear Option?
January 7, 2009
Coming on the heels of an all-too-hot conflict in Georgia this past August, count it a blessing that Russia's New-Year "cold war" with Ukraine features thermostats...
Chaos as Political Strategy
November 28, 2008
Call it "chaos you can believe in."Al Qaeda, absent from the just-concluded American presidential campaign - remember the "October surprise" video some say cost John...
History Made, And in the Making
November 6, 2008
Election 2008 is over, with the results reverberating not just across the United States, but around the world.Moments after a run of West Coast victories transformed...
It's (Still) Foreign Policy, Stupid
- McClatchy -
September 25, 2008
A New Iron Curtain?
August 29, 2008
In a big night for speechmaking, it's possible that the most resonant sound-bite wasn't uttered from the papier mache Parthenon at Denver's Invesco Field, but 10 time...
© RealClearWorld 2010