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17 Feb 2010

An Attack on Israel is an Attack on Canada?

Obama Violence Hamas Military North America Middle East ...

12 May 2015

Former CIA Officer Sentenced for Leaks to Press

Al Jazeera America. 10:03 AM EDT
17 Nov 2010

Michael Oren on Settlements and Jerusalem

of “settlement” construction in Jerusalem. Originally posted at PJ Media . Israel Lebanon US War North America ... Middle East and Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present . He knows ...

15 Jan 2016

The 2016 Santa-Putin Letters

In an exchange of letters recently discovered, Santa Claus doesn’t hold back in telling Vladimir Putin why he was on the naughty list—again.
6 Jan 2015

Obama’s Cuba Policy Lifts Dictatorship, Not Citizens

If President Obama truly wished to inspire political reform in Cuba, he would have considered the lessons of China and Burma. Instead he threw a lifeline to the aging Castro dictatorship.
2 Dec 2009

Obama's Afghanistan Speech

Military North America South Asia ...

24 Dec 2015

Putin ‘Outlaws’ European Justice in Russia

Vladimir Putin has signed a law that effectively banishes international legal norms from Russian territory and denies Russian citizens access to European justice.
29 Jul 2009

Slow Writing This Week

slowly becomes a bit more civilized. Iraq US North America Middle East ...

23 Jun 2009

Targeting a journalist

totalitarian. Iran US UK Intelligence Journalism North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia ...

22 Jun 2009

Who is helping the bad guys?

Intelligence Aid Economy North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia ...

Confused in Tehran

as ‘patently false and absurd’. So which is it? Iran US Barack Obama Activism North America Middle East ...

17 Apr 2013

How to Talk to North Korea

Is it “appropriate” to engage in dialogue with the war-mongering Kim regime? Yes, but not in the way Secretary of State Kerry proposed this week.
10 Apr 2009

American Humor

-Park-creators-given-signed-photo-of-Saddam-Hussein.html. That, I presume, he did voluntarily. US Judicial / Criminal North America ...

24 Dec 2015

China Threatens to Shoot Down Australian Planes

If Australia and its allies hope to keep the peace, they must make it clear to Beijing that they will do whatever it takes to protect freedom of navigation in the face of Chinese aggression.
24 Jan 2009

Back from Israel

Journalism Military North America Middle East ...

30 Nov 2015

Time to Retaliate Against China’s Cyber Espionage

Ongoing Chinese cyber attacks mean the US is “footing the bill for the research and development of our enemies to acquire tools to be used against us.” It’s time to raise China’s costs.
17 Dec 2008

Russia to Provide Lebanon with 10 MIG-29s

Hezbollah Violence Military North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia ...

12 Oct 2008

Coming Soon

The next dispatch is just about ready. Georgia Kosovo US Albania Military North America Europe and Central ...

1 Jun 2015

Cuba Outside the Tourist Bubble

North America South America ...

4 Jan 2016

The Saudi-Iranian Eruption

Similar to the US allying with the Soviet Union against the Nazis, the American government will support Saudi Arabia despite the appalling behavior that has provoked the latest row with Iran.
23 Jul 2015

The President’s Preferred Bad Deal

The Obama administration once seemed to understand why a bad deal would not only fail to meet US goals but exacerbate the Iranian nuclear threat. Not so anymore.
29 May 2009

Kim Jong Il, the Second?

Intelligence Politics North America Asia Pacific ... Michael J. Totten's blog North Korea has been a minor obsession of mine for some time, ... McCreary”:http://www.afcea.org/mission/intel/NightWatchMcCreary.asp on his Foreign Policy blog: “During the past 40 years North Korean leaders have been blustery ...

1 Feb 2008

I Can’t Resist Asking…

Elections North America ...

13 Nov 2015

South Korea's Dual Agendas Undermine Allies' Unity

Recent remarks from South Korea's defense minister show that Seoul is willing to side with the US and its allies against Chinese territorial aggression—but only after much arm-twisting.
26 Aug 2007

The Accidental War Correspondent

should give him a prize. Lebanon US Iraq Journalism War North America Middle East ...

28 Mar 2014

UN General Assembly Stigmatizes Putin's Russia

Vladimir Putin claims to have restored Russia's prestige abroad. In fact the country has become a pariah state where only the world's top thugs side with it at the UN.
21 Jan 2015

Is Obama Serious About Fighting ISIS?

In his State of the Union address, President Obama missed an opportunity to tell the world he’s serious in fighting ISIS by failing to state a concrete plan to address this issue.
5 May 2007

Welcome Noah Pollak

in December. Please give him a warm welcome and encourage him to post often. Israel Lebanon US North America ...

14 Jan 2015

China Pledges $35 Billion to Latin America

Beijing has pledged $35 billion to Latin America as part of an ambitious effort—on the scale of the Marshall Plan—that gives China a major role in Latin America’s regional development.
16 Sep 2014

American Conservatives Find Common Cause with Israel

American conservatives are more pro-Israel than ever, but not for religious reasons: They see Western civilization under assault from radical Islam, just as they once saw it threatened by Communism.
21 Jan 2015

Obama Speech Affirms His Weakness on Iran

President Obama continues to shy away from available tools to gain leverage on Iran, yet his administration has so far failed to achieve a nuclear agreement or a stable and secure Middle East.
9 Dec 2015

Opposition Triumphs in Venezuela, But Hold the Champagne

The opposition has won big against Venezuela's corrupt Maduro regime that is intent on thwarting the voice of the people. The US must resist a premature impulse to reward Maduro.
24 May 2011

China Changes Its North Korea Policy ... Maybe

Korea China Japan South Korea Russia Diplomacy Politics WMD North America Europe and Central Asia Asia ... with the United States, Russia, and North Korea. The last full session of the Beijing-sponsored negotiations, ... did China just execute a startling change in its North Korea policy? That’s not entirely clear, ...

25 Jan 2006

Fisking Flint Leverett

but some people manage to find a way. Iran US Violence WMD North America Middle East ...

23 Jul 2015

North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

Kim Jong Un can issue orders about what people may buy or sell, but North Koreans, driven by the desire to better their lot, will eventually ignore his demands.
16 Jan 2006

Iran is Now Open

that supposedly belongs to the “American Empire.” Iran US Iraq North America Middle East Europe and Central Asia ...

21 Oct 2015

The UK's Misplaced China Policy

The UK may aspire to become China's "best partner in the West", but Britain should note the failures and hazards of "engagement" and take care to coordinate its China policy with its allies in the West.
23 Oct 2005

It’s Not All About the U.S.

also Tony Badran at Across the Bay for more on the same problem . Lebanon US Syria Politics North America Middle East ...

7 May 2015

Blasphemy and Double Standards

Where were the sensitive writers protesting PEN's celebration of Charlie Hebdo when the Broadway blockbuster The Book of Mormon mocked and ridiculed Mormonism?
20 Jun 2005

Totally Unscientific Polls

Bush Free polls from Pollhost.com US Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Elections North America ...

8 Feb 2005

The Post He Never Wanted to Write

but this is important. US Iraq Torture Insurgency Violence War North America Middle East ...

30 Dec 2014

US Investigation Topples Kremlin Propaganda Chief

When they stay true to their principles, Western democracies can be very effective in curtailing the activities of Kremlin operatives as the case of Gazprom Media’s former chairman, Mikhail Lesin, has proven.
23 Nov 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

at Michael Totten’s . US North America ...

3 Nov 2004

The Liberal Case for Bush, Again

Simon .) Iran US Elections Religion North America Middle East ...

18 Oct 2004

For and Against Bush

Kerry-supporters think as he does. US UK John Kerry North America Europe and Central Asia ...

26 Sep 2004

Saudis: Eradicate Us!

North America Middle East ...

3 Apr 2013

The World's Most Dangerous Places

but it somehow feels natural that this is so. Canada South Korea North America Asia Pacific Africa ... warnings of some kind and those without. With the exception of North Korea, every single country tagged ...

11 Apr 2013

What if North Korea is Serious?

Kim Jong Un's war-mongering theatrics are likely designed to extort aid from the West, as his father did before him. But what if this dictator really does go off the deep end?
2 Jun 2004
21 May 2004

A Very Bad Day?

is a systemic one. US Iraq Insurgency Violence Judicial / Criminal Military North America Middle East ...