Politics & Policy

No Secrets

When Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlined, on January 12, 1950, what he termed America’s “defensive perimeter” in Asia, his failure to include South Korea went largely unnoticed in the ...
Politics & Policy

Arming the Panda

There is no perfect translation of the word chutzpah into Chinese, but Beijing does provide the perfect example: They have duped the West into giving them billions in development aid, ...
Politics & Policy

Armitage Kim

Forget condemnations and Security Council talks. It’s “Richard Armitage time” for North Korea and Iran. Kim Jong Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad need a phone call from the White House warning ...
Politics & Policy

The Trout Surfaces

“As Thoreau observed, circumstantial evidence, like finding a trout in the milk, can be very persuasive. No trout has surfaced yet to support Italy’s charge that Bulgarian officials had a ...
Politics & Policy

Not Worth It

Freedom across the world suffered a major blow recently, and no one even knew to pause and mourn for it. The Libyan tyrant, Moammar Gadhafi, told a conference in Africa ...
Politics & Policy

Move On

That action is moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem–as required by the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act. Passed by the Senate 93 to 5, and the House 347 ...
Politics & Policy

Making Crime Pay

While the relatives of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks may be upset that al Qaeda’s Zacarias Moussaoui will serve life in prison rather than face the death ...
Politics & Policy

Voting as Victory

What critics of the Bush Doctrine fail to realize is that whatever happens in the Middle East–whether Islamists or secular democrats win in free elections–the policy of democratizing the Middle ...