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Section: National Review (USA)

    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...

    Obama’s Last-Minute Legacy-Padding on Foreign Policy
    Jan04

    Obama’s Last-Minute Legacy-Padding on Foreign Policy

    Of all Barack Obama’s costumes, the most ill-fitting is that of the hawk. The guise doesn’t work for all sorts of ideological and historical reasons. Plus there’s the fact that he’s rushing to put on the outfit as he’s heading out the door.The new sanctions against Russia are fine with me on the merits, even if they...

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .
    Dec29

    A Ukrainian Christmas . . .

    Whether it’s celebrated according to the Gregorian or the Julian calendar, Christmastide in Ukraine this season might seem to be one in which the bad news is all the news there is. Russian aggression, low-key but lethal, continues in the eastern regions of the country, as do cyber-warfare and other forms of Russian agitprop throughout the...

    Of Course Russia Meddles in Our Elections — But the ‘Hacking’ Claim Is a Farce
    Dec14

    Of Course Russia Meddles in Our Elections — But the ‘Hacking’ Claim Is a Farce

    The hypocrisy oozing from the peddling of this week’s narrative about Russian “meddling” in the U.S. presidential election is thick even by the sorry standards of modern American politics.I feel entitled to be amused, having maintained, through a decade of bipartisan idiocy, that Putin’s thug-ocracy is an enemy of the United States:...

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