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Section: National Review (USA)

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy
    May10

    Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy

    For the first two months of her job, Nikki Haley was blazing her own trail as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Sounding more like Trump’s defeated GOP primary opponents than Trump himself, she announced that sanctions against Russia would not end until Crimea was returned to an independent Ukraine. She was asked if she was on the...

    Stubborn (and Astounding)
    Apr12

    Stubborn (and Astounding)

    Today on the homepage, I conclude my series on Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Russian democracy leader who has been poisoned twice — and twice escaped death. He is only in his mid-thirties, but he has already experienced a lot (obviously). And he has a great deal to say. He says some of it in this series of ours. In today’s installment, he...

    Krauthammer’s Take: Not Listening to America ‘Has Worked Out Rather Well for the Russians’
    Apr12

    Krauthammer’s Take: Not Listening to America ‘Has Worked Out Rather Well for the Russians’

    Charles Krauthammer pointed out the problem with American officials thinking that they know more about Russia’s interests than the Russians do, and he also said that such thinking has had negative consequences in the Middle East: I am always a little bit wary about American secretaries of state or defense trying to instruct the Russians on...

    Krauthammer’s Take on Putin-Linked Death: ‘Installing Hot Tubs Is Not a Known Cause of Defenestration’
    Mar28

    Krauthammer’s Take on Putin-Linked Death: ‘Installing Hot Tubs Is Not a Known Cause of Defenestration’

    Charles Krauthammer pointed out recent crimes likely committed by the Putin’s regime in Russia, and he argued that the trend of mildness toward Putin in the West harms our values and our interests:This is a malign regime. And the statement by the White house was a fairly mild one. But think about what just happened in the last couple of...

    History: “Said To” Have Happened
    Feb25

    History: “Said To” Have Happened

    I haven’t seen Bitter Harvest, the new film made about the Holodomor, the man-made famine that transformed Ukraine from bread basket to mass grave, so I have absolutely no view on its artistic merit. It may be terrible (the reviews I have read have not been kind)andnbsp;but this from Michael O’Sullivan’s review in the Washington...

    Bitter Harvest and the Bitter Present in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Bitter Harvest and the Bitter Present in Ukraine

    The Ukrainian term “Holodomor” has yet to enter the world’s genocide vocabulary, as “Shoah” and “Cambodia” and “Rwanda” have done. But we should hope that the world soon becomes as familiar with “the Holodomor” as it has with “the Holocaust”: not for the sake of a comparative wickedness contest and still less to deny the singular character...

    Europe: A Warning from a Friend
    Feb18

    Europe: A Warning from a Friend

    Toward the end of my latest Q&A, I make an observation about Jean-François Revel: One of the reasons he wrote his books was to wake people up — to warn them, before it was too late. I believe there is something of that about James Kirchick’s new book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.Kirchick is my...

    Trump — and Putin’s Art of the Ukrainian Deal
    Feb02

    Trump — and Putin’s Art of the Ukrainian Deal

    In the past few days, renewed fighting has broken out in southeastern Ukraine. It’s Donald Trump’s second major foreign-policy test as president. (The first was last weekend’s U.S. Special Operations raid against al-Qaeda.)This escalation is not surprising. For weeks, Ukrainian forces have been strengthening their positions...

    Russia, Putin, and Trump — Untangling the Conspiracy Theories
    Jan28

    Russia, Putin, and Trump — Untangling the Conspiracy Theories

    Today there occurs the first telephone call between President Trump and Russian President Putin. It will be a significant moment because both men have suggested that they want a better Russo–American relationship to be a main element in their foreign policies. That’s bound to be controversial when Russia is engaged in an ongoing war in...

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy
    Jan08

    Obama’s Unforced Errors on Foreign Policy

    When Barack Obama moves two miles from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to 2446 Belmont Road in Washington’s Kalorama neighborhood, he will live half a mile from 2340 S Street, where Woodrow Wilson spent his three post-presidential years. Wilson’s embittering foreign policy failure was the Senate’s rejection of the U.S. participation in...

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