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5 Jun 2015

Expanding Putin’s Black List

Brussels is outraged that the Kremlin has banned EU officials from entering Russia, but those individuals should be proud to be identified as enemies of Vladimir Putin’s criminal regime.
27 Jan 2016

China-Iran Upgrade Their 'Comprehensive Strategic Relationship’

In the wake of sanctions relief, Iran is upgrading relations with China. That can't be good for the free world, and it might also not be the economic windfall Iran anticipates.
27 Sep 2010

Israel Back In From the Cold

being. Originally posted at PJ Media . North America Middle East Israel US Palestine Barack Obama Peace ...

30 Dec 2015

Japan, South Korea Reach Historic Agreement on ‘Comfort Women’

In a landmark deal, Japan has promised 1 billion yen to South Korea’s surviving “comfort women” of World War II. Now the two countries should move past this historic grievance and focus on present dangers.
19 Sep 2010

Reality Begins to Sink In

Media . North America Middle East Israel US Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Diplomacy ...

18 Jan 2016

Iran’s Hostage Victory

in America where he was born. Iran committed three criminal acts against American citizens and paid no price. ...

14 Aug 2010

Some Things to Tide You Over

a copy. Originally posted at PJ Media . North America Middle East Israel Saudi Arabia US Politics War ...

10 Aug 2010

Did the Middle East Just Dodge a War?

as they are—to sit up and take notice. Originally posted at PJ Media . North America Middle East Europe ...

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

Middle East and Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present . He knows ...

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.
15 Jan 2016

The Negativists are Wrong on Ukraine

Despite the hyperventilating proclamations to the contrary, Ukraine is not on the brink of collapse. In fact, it has changed enormously in the last two years, and is headed toward success.
17 Feb 2010

An Attack on Israel is an Attack on Canada?

sure like to know what Barack Obama thought when he heard it. North America Middle East Canada Israel ...

24 May 2011

China Changes Its North Korea Policy ... Maybe

did China just execute a startling change in its North Korea policy? That’s not entirely clear, ...

1 Jun 2015

Cuba Outside the Tourist Bubble

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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.
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.
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.
2 Dec 2009

Obama's Afghanistan Speech

in Commentary”:http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/jpodhoretz/185022: Whatever the flaws in the speech itself North America South Asia Afghanistan US Barack Obama ...

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.
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.

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.
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.
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?
3 Apr 2013

The World's Most Dangerous Places

warnings of some kind and those without. With the exception of North Korea, every single country tagged ...

14 Nov 2012


whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.” North America ...

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.
11 Nov 2012

The Petraeus Affair

no idea what it is. North America US David Petraeus CIA Elections Corruption ...

29 Jul 2009

Slow Writing This Week

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

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.
23 Jun 2009

Targeting a journalist

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

22 Jun 2009

Who is helping the bad guys?

between the dollars of a democracy and the blood money of a dictatorship? North America Middle East Europe ...

Confused in Tehran

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

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.
27 Oct 2016

America After the Election

German Council on Foreign Relations. 03:24 PM EDT
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.
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 Sep 2012

Was the Benghazi Attack Launched by a Former Gitmo Detainee?

it clearly was. I don’t know. North America Middle East Libya Cuba US Barack Obama Intelligence Violence ...

16 Sep 2012

Why We Need the First Amendment, Part II

about the incident which you can find here . North America US Barack Obama Religion ...

10 Apr 2009

American Humor

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

22 Jul 2014

The Second Cold War?

American policymakers need to acknowledge that Russia and China are not partners of the US but in fact adversaries on the other side of a growing international divide.
14 Sep 2012

Why We Need the First Amendment

a YouTube spokesperson said the video “is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube.” North America US National Security Activism Violence Journalism Religion UN Speech Technology ...

Violent Rioting Spreads

was beefed up and relocated. It’s damn near impossible to hit that one. Africa North America Middle East ...

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

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.
29 May 2009

Kim Jong Il, the Second?

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 ...

24 Jan 2009

Back from Israel

everything I’ve learned, I can start writing again. Stay tuned. And thanks for your patience. North America ...

21 Dec 2012

South Korea's President-Elect Park Geun-hye, and the North

South Koreans elected Park Guen-hye as their next president this week—a reassuring sign that Seoul will continue to take a hard line against the North and remain friendly with Washington.
17 Dec 2008

Russia to Provide Lebanon with 10 MIG-29s

this acquisition, but the most significant implications are likely domestic. North America Middle East Europe ...