Where Does NATO Enlargement End?

Where Does NATO Enlargement End?

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It is easy to understand why these nations would want the U.S. obligated to fight on their behalf. What is not understandable is why the U.S. would issue such war guarantees. Why would we commit to risk war with a nuclear-armed Russia on behalf of nations no one has ever …

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Putin to Biden: Finlandize Ukraine, or We Will

Putin to Biden: Finlandize Ukraine, or We Will

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Neocons and Republican hawks such as the late John McCain sought to bring Ukraine and two other ex-Soviet republics, Georgia and Moldova, into NATO. Putin, who served in the KGB in the late Soviet era and calls the breakup of the USSR the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe” of the 20th century, …

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Cacophony and Confusion in Foreign Policy

Cacophony and Confusion in Foreign Policy

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All these stories, photos and videos are indelibly fixed in America’s mind and inextricably linked to Joe Biden. They will forever define his legacy. And they have created a coalition of opponents and critics that may be sufficient to block or impede any bold foreign policy decision Biden chooses to …

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Bad Moon Rising for Biden -- and Us

Bad Moon Rising for Biden — and Us

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So it was that, in the first August of the Biden presidency, the U.S. suffered defeat in its longest war, underwent a humiliating evacuation under the guns of its enemies, continued to endure the worst plague in 100 years, and saw an invasion of its southern border by illegal migrants …

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Aftermath of an Afghanistan Debacle

Aftermath of an Afghanistan Debacle

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Yet, given the character of the Taliban, as revealed in its previous tenure, and the desire for revenge against those who have been killing Taliban comrades, the future looks grim for those left behind. In Afghanistan, the mission failure appears complete. The trillion-dollar project to plant Western democracy in a …

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US Embraces a Diversity China Fears

US Embraces a Diversity China Fears

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“Our diversity is our strength.” But is that cliché true? Where is the scientific, historical or empirical evidence for the proposition that the greater the religious, racial, tribal and ethnic diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?    To put it mildly, this is not a universally held belief. …

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JFK -- Accept Our Diverse World as It Is

JFK — Accept Our Diverse World as It Is

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Kennedy was asking us to recognize that the world consists not only of democrats but also of autocrats, dictatorships, military regimes, monarchs and politburos, and the goal of U.S. foreign policy was not to convert them into political replicas of the USA.    Kennedy was willing to put our political model …

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Joe Manchin: Racist or Profile in Courage

Joe Manchin: Racist or Profile in Courage

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What has given this moderate Democrat from West Virginia such an opportunity to write himself into the history books? It is the unique political circumstances of 2021. In 1859, Abraham Lincoln related the tale of an Eastern monarch who charged his wise men with discovering words that would everywhere and …

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