Friday, February 26, 2021

Khashoggi, Navalny

Don't misread the Khashoggi report. U.S. strategic interests should not be sacrificed at the altar of the dissident's tombstone.

How the west can deter the Russians from killing Alexei Navalny. As he begins his penal colony prison term, Navalny's vulnerability to a deniable actor attack grows.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Russia threatens aggressive retaliation over EU sanctions. Moscow clearly believes it can deter the Europeans into weak action.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Five Eyes

 China decides four of the Five Eyes are Nazis. Beijing's latest rant is more absurd than most.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Lloyd Austin, China

Lloyd Austin says the right things at NATO summit, now Biden must kill off Nord Stream II. The Russian energy pipeline is absolutely incompatible with NATO security.

China emulates Monty Python with evil Uighur propaganda briefing. This is ridiculous stuff.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Biden administration fails Iran's attack test. The lethal strike in Erbil is an IRGC strike. To say otherwise is to invite further such attacks.

Friday, February 12, 2021


Biden's hestiation on Navalny fuels Putin in Ukraine. The Russians are escalating their attacks on Ukrainian government positions.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Tucker Carlson, China BBC, UAE Pakistan, Terrorist finances

The illogical purge-Tucker Carlson movement. It doesn't have much of an argument.

U.S. and its allies should retaliate over China's BBC ban. Beijing shouldn't get to have its propaganda cake and eat facts.

Endorsing China's Uighur genocide, the UAE and Pakistan betray Islamic values.

Why Pakistan must remain on the FATF grey list. Its failure to deal with terrorist financing is undeniable.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Biden-Quad, Rejecting Iran, Hong Kong nobel

Biden rightly doubles down on the Quad. The US-Australia-India-Japan partnership will be crucial to constraining Chinese aggression.

In Super Bowl interview, Biden rightly rejects Iran's sanctions gambit. The Iranians have no grounds to expect unilateral U.S. sanctions relief.

Hongkongers deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. Their action, pursuant to law, rights, and the cause of a beneficial peace, is pitch perfect Nobel material.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Josep Borrell

Josep Borrell beclowns the EU in Moscow. In a truly stunning display of appeasement, the EU foreign policy chief made himself a rather useful idiot for Sergey Lavrov.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

China Olympics, Yang Jiechi, Navalny action

The Senate is right to demand relocation of 2022 China Olympics. Beijing's human rights record demands that it be rejected by global civil society.

Addressing America, Yang Jiechi offers more lies. The Chinese foreign policy chief is full of it.

Biden must choose between rhetoric and reality when it comes to Navalny. Whether the president responds will be a major mark as to his foreign policy intentions.