The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Subscribe to the Institute View Us on YouTube Follow Us On Twitter Join Us on Facebook Join Us at Google Plus

Search Results

for:

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill - Another Deep State Victory

With the new Russia sanctions bill passed and signed into law, President Trump's room to improve relations with Russia is nearly non-existent. He will not be able to remove the sanctions without permission from Congress, and that is unlikely to come. This is exactly what the deep state desires. Official enemies, to keep the money flowing to the military-industrial complex, which is their lifeblood. Of course they suck all of our blood and they spill blood across the globe...
read on...

Trump's US National Security Strategy - New Wine In Old Bottles?

In a recent interview, Sebastian Gorka, an aide to President Trump, denounced "stale thinking" on national security policy over the past 30 years. He said that the White House was working on a new National Security Strategy for the United States that would reject the old "extremes" of neoconservative interventionism on one hand and libertarian "isolationism" on the other. It is quite interesting that he chose to single out non-interventionism (which is not "isolationism") for criticism as if it had been attempted and failed over the past three decades. Why the strawman? Because this "new" strategy is being drawn up by neocons who dominate Trump's foreign policy and national security staff. They know their brand is damaged so they are trying to pretend that they are coming out with a whole new batch of wine. But check the bottles...
read on...

New Russia Sanctions Come as Hacking Narrative Falls Apart

Why more sanctions on Russia now over the 2014 Ukraine coup and aftermath? Why new sanctions now as the claims that Russia "hacked" the US election seem to be based on ever more flimsy assumptions? Because sanctions are falsely seen as a harmless way for Washington to compel other countries to comply with its foreign policy goals. In fact sanctions often lead to war. RPI's Daniel McAdams is interviewed on the new sanctions and also on a peculiar section of the sanctions legislation that might be interpreted as the first move against Russian government-funded media like RT and Sputnik
read on...

Real Bipartisanship: Republicans And Democrats Unite For New Cold War

Donald Trump claimed that he wanted a different foreign policy, but then he went and hired neocons for the State Department, Pentagon, White House, and so on. In the meantime, both Republicans and Democrats have found something to agree on: a new Cold War with Russia. Is it just impossible to change our foreign policy? More in today's Liberty Report...
read on...

Andrew Napolitano on Natural Law and Positivism

Speaking last week at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s annual Mises University, Andrew Napolitano presented a captivating speech regarding legal issues, including an examination of natural law and positivism.

In the speech, Napolitano, who is the senior judicial analyst at Fox News and a former New Jersey judge, points to the importance of a central concept in natural law that “our rights come from our humanity.” “Now this is not just an academic argument,” Napolitano emphasizes, “because if our rights come from our humanity then they didn’t come from the government and the government can’t take them away.”
read on...

A Nonintervention Lesson from Ron Paul

Sometimes, nonintervention advocate and former United States presidential candidate Ron Paul is given an opportunity in an interview to address in detail his view on US foreign policy and interventions abroad, from the Korean and Vietnam Wars decades back to the ongoing US intervention in Syria and the potential US military attack on North Korea. Such is the case in a new 28-minute interview with radio host Lars Larson on the Lars Larson Show.
read on...

Libya Report: New Wrinkle in US Plan For Gaddafi-Free Libya

Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, head of the Libyan National Army, has stated that former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif Islam, "is free and in a safe place." Haftar further said he welcomed the idea of the younger Gaddafi playing some sort of political role in Libya's future. 

In an interview (Arabic) with Al-Hayat newspaper, Haftar also stressed that he had no problems with moderate Muslim Brotherhood members but could never deal with the extremist elements. 

The recent talks in Paris between Haftar and UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj were little more than a "show," an attempt to stage manage an impression of a Libyan unity government. It failed!
read on...

Killing and Dying for Minerals

Americans might soon have a new reason to thank the troops for their service, at least in Afghanistan, where the troops have been killing and dying for almost 16 years. According to an article in yesterday’s New York Times, “President Trump, searching for a reason to keep the United States in Afghanistan after 16 years of war, has latched on to a prospect that tantalized previous administrations: Afghanistan’s vast mineral wealth, which his advisers and Afghan officials have told him could be profitably extracted by Western countries.”
read on...


Authors