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Arthur I. Cyr

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Recent articles by Arthur:

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: Queen Elizabeth's life is part of a larger story

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: The death of Queen Elizabeth II, preceded by husband Prince Philip last year, is generating worldwide condolences. → Read More

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: Finland and Sweden further strengthen NATO

On Aug. 3, the United States Senate overwhelmingly approved Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The vote was 95 to 1, far more than the two-thirds required for approval. This supports expansion in the strategically vital Arctic, which will significantly extend Russia’s borders with NATO members. → Read More

Column: Hong Kong illustrates the terrible truth about Communist China

On July 1, China President Xi Jinping briefly visited Hong Kong, praising the agreement on “one country, two systems” by which Britain ceded control. Actually, China has been ruthless in obliterating political freedom. → Read More

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: Discipline, maturity can help build on democratic successes in Asia

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: President Joe Biden's May trip to Northeast Asia rightly received extensive media coverage. By contrast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's June journey to Southeast Asia has received much less. → Read More

The G7 – An antidote to war

By Arthur I. Cyr Special to the Herald Democrat Government leaders of the influential Group of 7 (G7) gathered June 26 to 28. They have met, talked and worked on policies at the elegant Schloss Elmau, in picturesque Bavaria Germany. Naturally, taxpayers of the nations involved foot the sizable bills for these big shots. Is this an outrage? Not at all, because these meetings are important to… → Read More

Column: In dealing with North Korea, unpredictability is the norm

In moving forward, U.S. government officials should keep in mind basic realities about dealing with North Korea. → Read More

Space Exploration Involves Business and Government – and Courage

By Arthur I. Cyr Special to the Herald Democrat “The Eagle has landed.” Astronaut Neil Armstrong transmitted that striking statement back to Earth on July 20, 1969 from the surface of the Moon. President John F. Kennedy made the dramatic pledge in 1961 to land a man on the Moon before the end of that decade – and return him safely to earth, the president always carefully added. Armstrong and… → Read More

Asia Importance Underscored by Biden Trip

By Arthur I Cyr Special to the Herald Democrat President Joe Biden’s May visit to Asia has been timely especially in the wider context of international developments, in Europe, the Americas and elsewhere. China’s sustained military buildup requires a diplomatic and strategic response, and clearly, this is a principal – though not the only – incentive for the trip. The journey included Japan and… → Read More

Column: Biden visit underscores Asia’s importance

China’s sustained military buildup requires a diplomatic and strategic response, and clearly this was a primary — though not the only — incentive for the trip. → Read More

Our military is a vital engine for society

Memorial Day provides the opportunity to recognize the military’s emphasis on merit and commitment to fairness. We need the sort of sensible realism that women and men who served bring to policy. → Read More

Column: Memorial Day presents an opportunity to reflect on the vital role of our military

The military remains a vital engine for equality and opportunity. → Read More

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: NATO expansion and the Russian threat

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: "What about the rest of the North?" asked McGeorge Bundy, President of the Ford Foundation, back in the 1970s. → Read More

Column: Nuclear weapons remain a terrifying possibility in Ukraine war

Her startling statement has ambiguity, but implies that the United States would launch nuclear weapons only to the extent that Russia did so. That alone is a terrifying prospect, but one which must be considered given alarming public statements by President Vladimir Putin. → Read More

Cyr column: France election reassuring in a troubled time

The views and opinions expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Herald Democrat. → Read More

Cyr column: Elon Musk advocates freedom – and he’s right

Arthur I. Cyr is author of “After the Cold War.” Contact acyr@carthage.edu → Read More

Column: Elon Musk advocates freedom, and he’s right

Technologies today provide unprecedented opportunities to gather personal information about, while curtailing freedom of, individuals. → Read More

Cyr Column: America and Britain play cold-war games with Russia in the Arctic

Arthur I. Cyr is author of “After the Cold War” (NYU Press and Palgrave/Macmillan). Contact acyr@carthage.edu. → Read More

Cyr column: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy highlights Australia’s importance

Arthur I. Cyr is the author of “After the Cold War” (NYU Press and Palgrave/Macmillan). Contact acyr@carthage.edu. → Read More

Cyr column: The Russia-Ukraine war in context

“We must formulate and put forward for other nations a much more positive and constructive picture … than we have put forward in the past.” This is from the famous “Long Telegram” sent from Moscow to Washington by diplomat George F. Kennan in early 1946. This brutal invasion of western Ukraine by Russia provides undeniable reminder that the world is difficult and dangerous, including… → Read More

Guest columnist Arthur I. Cyr: Public policy, public health and money

Guest Columnist Arthur I. Cyr: The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has finally raised interest rates. → Read More