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How many people have an interest in the foreign policy of the United States?  I mean truly interested.

I am currently doing research (imitating academics on my own dime and time) on the development of US foreign policy, particularly long-term grand strategy, and have run into two gigantic snags.

1 - There is NO SECONDARY LITERATURE on the development of the US post war planning strategy.  This was put together from 1939-1945 by a joint Council on Foreign Relations/US State Department Study Group, colloquially known as the War and Peace Studies Project.  Look at how scant the wikipedia is for this major event in US history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_and_Peace_Studies - The book cited there is toxic in academia and is written from a Marxist perspective on 'capitalist elites'.  It is available online if anyone is interested (it has been only marginally useful for my purposes, however) and it is often referred to by the New Left (people like Chomsky).  This will require me to go to an academic library and pour over a dozen *boxes of official documents that have been, for some reason wink,wink overlooked for 70 years.* See: http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2015/05/sleeping-beauties.shtml

2 - There are a half dozen books regarding the 'Milner Group' that are simply not available to the public.  The significance of these books is the development and purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations itself.  Many know of Carrol Quigley's works 'Tragedy and Hope' and the 'Anglo-American Establishment', but few know that the Milner Group funds Rhodes Scholars who have produced scholarly work for the group that is purposely disguised from the public, even academia.  Quigley's works are also toxic in academia due to the conspiracy theorists who have latched onto them and inaccurately extrapolated their theories from his works.  The subject of these works is the 'think tank' the Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA) and the long term planning of the British Empire (which bleeds into the CFR in the early 20th century).  These books are quite expensive to buy from the publisher which I challenge anyone to find online (try it, if you cannot and are interested I'll provide a link).  Google has digitized them, but not made them available beyond the cover page on Google Books.  They are not even listed on amazon which lists books long out of print and not currently available.  These books are currently in print, but only for those in the know.  I have merely stumbled onto them in my own research.  See: http://www.moot.org.uk/index.asp and http://ora.ouls.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:ee7ebd01-f085-44e9-917b-98d21a0f4206  
I am a stone's throw from setting up a kickstarter, bitcoin donation wallet or something, but I have no idea if anyone other than myself is interested in the subject.  Personally, I think if most people were simply made aware of its existence they would be, but I cannot accurately speak for the interests of others.

I am going to work through this with or without the help of others.  Without the help of others it will take much longer.  I will be putting up reviews of the books I find, as I acquire them, on my academia.edu page.  I will link to it when I have them completed.  If you are interested in disintegrating the 'conspiracy' from this history and learning the actual, factual history of the development of classified as well as 'open secret' long term foreign policy and Western grand strategy, please let me know.  If you have questions or sources, please let me know.  If you read this, thank you.
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Because Iceland is THE ONLY country in the world to deal with the 2008 crisis properly.

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Iceland’s Supreme Court have sentenced four bank bosses from Kaupthing bank to serve jail time. In a refreshing move that other countries could make note of, the court ordered the bankers to serve between four and five and a half years in prison. Pictured above the bankers are; Sigurdur... #bankers
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Once you look at the effects of a policy that everyone describes as a "disaster" and "not what we wanted," you have to ask "are they telling the truth?  Could this be exactly what they desired?
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Prophesy for the US

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/702d7640-022c-11e5-92ce-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl

"Brazil’s economy is facing a hangover with the end of the commodities supercycle and government efforts to prolong a consumption and credit-led boom."

http://www.janes.com/article/51692/brazil-s-2015-defence-procurement-budget-cut-by-25

"Brazil's 2015 defence procurement budget will be reduced from a previously approved BRL22.6 billion (USD7.3 billion) to BRL17 billion, potentially leading to some programme delays or indefinite suspensions.

The 25% reduction is due to the country's current fiscal difficulties and is meant to contribute to economic stability, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 22 May. Overall federal government spending is to be cut by BRL69.9 billion."

The US credit led boom will eventually end.  Brazil was forced to cut defense spending by 25%.  Something similar will have to happen in the US.
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"So, in Iraq as well as Syria, contradictions in American policy abound. Islamic State poses a serious threat to the Iraqi government which Washington does not want to collapse. In Syria, on the other end, the American agenda is the exact opposite – to engineer the end of the Assad regime. Just as the United States helped raise a Sunni tribal militia called “Sons of Iraq” to counter the threat of al-Qaida some years ago, opportunism now requires Washington to sustain a Shia regime in Baghdad. To protect that regime, the US is now supporting a predominantly Shia militia, described as the “Popular Mobilisation Units”. In Iraq, America and Iran are in tacit alliance with each other. In Syria they support opposite sides.

With such contradictory motives in Iraq and Syria, America’s strategy against Islamic State cannot succeed."
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The US is impervious to making good decisions in the middle east.
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Elizabeth Olsen obviously isn't from Eastern Europe or Russia or w/e.
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