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L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood

L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd is a contributor to Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, Zero Hedge and others. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.

Articles by L. Todd Wood

President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci/File)

Ukraine's Oleksandr Onyshchenko seeks presidency

As the Ukrainian presidential election approaches, we are continuing to discuss the participants. What follows is a recent follow-on interview with presidential candidate Oleksandr Onyshchenko. Published September 3, 2018

Financier George Soros is out of step with what a clear majority of what Hungarians want, says Peter Szijjarto, Hungary's minister of foreign affairs and trade. (Associated Press)

Ignoring the Balkans -- and the Soros agenda -- at our peril

A recent tour of the Balkans proved a potent reminder once again of the importance of this region to U.S. and Western policymakers. The Balkans are steeped in history and very much in the middle of today's geopolitical great game. We ignore the area at our peril. Published August 30, 2018

Supporters of opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian dance in Republic Square in Yerevan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Pashinyan has urged his supporters to block roads, railway stations and airports on Wednesday after the governing Republican Party voted against his election as prime minister. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Vendettas In Armenia

As the ancient Confucius saying goes, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Nikol Pashinyan and his zealous prosecutors should remember this truism. Published August 27, 2018

FILE- In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, the head of the Ruling Social Democratic Party, Liviu Dragnea wipes his eyes at the Romanian parliament in Bucharest, Romania. Claims by the leader of Romania's ruling party that he was the target of a failed assassination attempt have sparked wide debate in the country after Liviu Dragnea told a television station late Tuesday, Aug. 21, that 4 foreigners had come to Bucharest for the April 2017 assignment, but had been thwarted.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Romania's dance with corruption continues

The fight against corruption in Romania is nowhere near being finished, which highlights the role of the anti-corruption agency, the DNA, and its rock star leader Laura Kovesi. Published August 25, 2018

An American flag is seen through rain drops on a window as rain falls in Baltimore, Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

How to destroy a society

If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: Published August 19, 2018

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as he shakes hands with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani prior to their talks at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on some U.S. products like cars, alcohol, and coal _ a move that is unlikely to have much economic impact but highlights the deteriorating relations with the U.S. in a feud that has already helped trigger a currency crisis. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Turkey hasn't been a U.S. ally for some time

Turkey is not an ally. Turkey has not been an ally of the West for a long time. Turkey is a corrupt, Islamist regime that cannot be trusted to defend the alliance, at least not until there is a leadership and political change in-country. Published August 16, 2018

In this April 19, 2017, photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Alex Jones is right: China is the threat, and it may be too late

With the recent news about the monopoly of hi-tech companies in the United States de-platforming Alex Jones from their systems -- in effect, attempting to limit the audience that see his material -- it would be wise for Americans to look deeper at the agenda behind this move. Published August 13, 2018

Botswana

As China corrupts Africa, African leaders follow suit

The West, especially the United States, has long attempted to infuse the African continent with the rule-of-law concept and practice. This is not only the business of investment protection and property rights, but also geopolitics, as the competition with China is heating up. Published August 10, 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's signatures is seen on new dollar bills, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. The new Mnuchin-Carranza notes, which are a new series of 2017, 50-subject $1 notes, will be sent to the Federal Reserve to issue into circulation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

No longer mighty -- dollar's days as top dog are numbered

As Congress and the Trump administration announce sanctions and tariffs on just about every country in the world, it should be noted that this will be the last time the U.S. can use its hegemony over global financial markets to achieve foreign policy goals. Published August 9, 2018

Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (AP photo/Yehuda Peretz)

Rockets fly again in Sderot

Channeling their inner Hitler, who loved to fire unguided V-2 rockets at London, causing panic and fear, and the deaths of thousands, the "peaceful" Palestinians are at it again, firing Katusha rockets into southern Israel at border towns along the Gaza Strip. Published August 8, 2018

This combination of two pictures shows U.S. President Donald Trump, left, on July 22, 2018, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo) ** FILE **

On Iran, Trump must be strong where Obama was weak

The Western media have made a big deal about the threat from Vladimir Putin's Russia. But as I've written before, even though it could, it's not Moscow that is threatening to destroy the United States and Israel. It's Iran. Published July 26, 2018