Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden's smile.

WPRI’s headline writer should do some reading on Pravda.

By Justin Katz | June 18, 2021 |

This NewsNation Now article by Leland Vittert, running on WPRI’s website wouldn’t ordinarily have merited comment, but the headline is enough to make you involuntarily spit out your coffee:  “Putin praised Biden, experts say that could mean he’s rattled.”  The article reinforces the propagandistic character of the headline: “He is focused,” Putin said. “He understands…

The China Virus

Raimondo didn’t register for the Chinese Communists as they assessed American politics.

By Justin Katz | June 7, 2021 |

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian’s Axios article on the efforts of a Chinese think tank connected with the Communist Party to analyze United States government at a more-fine level of detail than usual is more than a year old, but I hadn’t seen it: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned one of the reports in a Feb. 8 speech…

St. Basil Cathedral on Red Square

It’s strange how our national attitude toward other nations depends on the affections of our chief executive.

By Justin Katz | June 4, 2021 |

In precise Instapundit fashion, Ed Driscoll sums up a recent development in the United States’ foreign affairs posture with the subject, “And Just Like That, Russians Aren’t the Bad Guys Anymore“: … Ted Cruz notes, “[B]asically what Joe Biden has decided is pipelines in America, bad. Jobs in America, bad. Pipelines in Russia, good. Jobs in…

Man holds shoe at Uyghur protest

How long until we start hearing the protest chant that “Green Is Slavery”?

By Justin Katz | May 23, 2021 |

What makes this moment in history strange (well, one thing, anyway) is that at the same time we’re hearing of the need to purge and punish every American brand or institution that was at all associated with slavery — like the state name Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which had nothing to do with Southern…

Syria, France and the US: the More Apt Reference, Senator, Is Vietnam

By Monique Chartier | January 27, 2013 |

Senator Whitehouse has just returned from a trip to the Middle East with a pronouncement: the United States should help Syrian rebels just as France helped the American Revolutionaries in the 1700’s. Actually, the French reference to the situation in Syria that can far more easily be envisioned is nearly two hundred years later and…

Things We Read Today (23), Wednesday

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2012 |

Controlling prices across a continent; a look back at erroneous polls; Matthews in the echo chamber; excuse #2 for Benghazi. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Mid-East Foreign Policy

By Marc Comtois | September 14, 2012 |

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis: CNN is tracking events throughout the Middle East. More disturbing pictures (and story) from the Benghazi Consulate in Libya are here.

Things We Read Today (10), Thursday

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2012 |

Madness overseas and at home, lunacy in the Fed, the disconcerting growth of government, and the performance art of public-sector negotiations.

Things We Read Today, 9

By Justin Katz | September 12, 2012 |

No deep theme, today, but bad British commentary, union priorities, stimulus as wishlist, the fame of Dinesh, and a response to Dan Yorke’s Congressional District 1 analysis.

Why Did Hillary Deny Our Involvement In the Latest Nuke Scientist Assassination?

By Monique Chartier | January 12, 2012 |

Yesterday, the fifth Iranian nuclear scientist in two years was assassinated. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasted no time hustling to a microphone. “I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran,” Clinton said at a Wednesday news conference. Former US Ambassador to the UN John…

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