Foreign Affairs

A water drop and ripples

Tucker puts the Milley scandal bluntly: treason.

By Justin Katz | September 15, 2021 |

This is surreal and shocking: Watch the latest video at Add it to the sense that public health experts, right down to people’s doctors (anecdotally) seem to be following political winds in their advice related to COVID-19, and it sure feels like our society is drifting in a stormy sea.  The people in roles…

A military explosion

The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Carafano Talks Afghanistan

By John Loughlin | August 28, 2021 |

Jim Carafano calls in to the John Loughlin Show on WPRO.

A water drop and ripples

There needs to be a movie about the “Pineapple Express”

By Marc Comtois | August 27, 2021 |

No, not a sequel, but a movie about the inspiring story coming out of Afghanistan about “an all-volunteer group of American veterans of the Afghan war launched a final daring mission on Wednesday night dubbed the “Pineapple Express” to shepherd hundreds of at-risk Afghan elite forces and their families to safety…”  Hollywood used to be able…

A water drop and ripples

Why is the State Department turning away military interpreters from rescue?

By Justin Katz | August 25, 2021 |

With the caveate that chaos makes it hard to know what’s going on and easy to get a partial story, this seems like a travesty. The original story comes from the New York Times, but reading some of the implicitly pro-Biden replies to the linked tweet trying to cast doubt on it raises an important point: …

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…

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