How America Lost Its Anti-Imperial Foreign Policy Tradition, and How It Can be Recovered

How America Lost Its Anti-Imperial Foreign Policy Tradition, and How It Can be Recovered

Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti-colonialism throughout the past 250 years, today’s USA appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. Such is the image projected by Mark Milley’s ranting anti-China attacks or the…

Biden Foreign Policy has Alienated Africa: Russia-Africa Summit to Reconvene in Ethiopia

Biden Foreign Policy has Alienated Africa: Russia-Africa Summit to Reconvene in Ethiopia

After a visit to Russia by the two leading officials of the African Union (AU), an announcement has been made that President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold another gathering to work towards key issues facing both geopolitical regions. The last Africa-Russia Summit was held in Sochi during 2019 prior to the advent of the…

Washington’s Clueless Ambassadors: Damaging American Interests Is Their Legacy

Washington’s Clueless Ambassadors: Damaging American Interests Is Their Legacy

Part of the problem is that many U.S. ambassadors do not know what their job consists of, Phil Giraldi writes. Whenever one gets into discussions about the decline of America’s ability to positively influence developments around the world a number of issues tend to surface. First is the hubristic claim by successive presidents that the…

US Foreign Policy Adrift: Why Washington is No Longer Calling the Shots

US Foreign Policy Adrift: Why Washington is No Longer Calling the Shots

Jonah Goldberg and Michael Ledeen have much in common. They are both writers and also cheerleaders for military interventions and, often, for frivolous wars. Writing in the conservative rag, The National Review, months before the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Goldberg paraphrased a statement which he attributed to Ledeen with reference to the interventionist…

Two Types of Foreign Policy

Two Types of Foreign Policy

Each century of international relations is marked by the initiatives of a few exceptional men. Their approach to their countries’ foreign relations is based on common principles. Let us take as recent examples the cases of the Indian Jawaharlal Nehru, the Egyptian Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Indonesian Soekarno, the Chinese Zhou Enlai, the French Charles…

The Israeli Farce

The Israeli Farce

The recently inaugurated Israeli government, the Coalition-for-Change, the wet dream of Israeli and American liberals, Biden-approved-and-blessed after fifteen years of Bibi Netanyahu’s tyranny and four rounds of elections in the last two years – barely surviving a vote of confidence in cliffhanger-fashion – 59:59. It came to power on a slim ‘majority’ of 59.5:60.5 in…