John R. Thomson

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Politics & Policy

Sainted or Stockholmed?

Since July 2, when Colombia’s armed forces so spectacularly freed Ingrid Betancourt and 14 male hostages from their oppressive jungle imprisonment, a frenzy of adoration for the one-time leftist Colombian ...
Politics & Policy

El Fin del Fin

The past few months have been a heady time in Colombia. It all started in February when an estimated 10 million citizens throughout the country demonstrated against the ongoing murderous ...
Politics & Policy

What Iranian Threat?

Why would a professed theocracy consistently act in a revolutionary way? Just what is behind that country’s consistently anti-freedom, anti-American acts in the Middle East, in East Asia, and even ...
Politics & Policy


Senator Joseph Biden and Leslie Gelb recently published an article in the New York Times titled “Unity Through Autonomy in Iraq.” It’s a good idea, and one that we have ...