Category Foreign Policy

The Lincoln Project: The GOP’s Mother Russia

Significant for Florida because, I assume Florida’s Rick Wilson is behind this very slick and smart ad.

CPAC 22: Uniting the pro-Putin right with the pro-Putin left

CPAC 2022 returns to Orlando for a second successive year, as Governor Ron DeSantis along with his media allies have made Florida the epicenter of American “conservatism” which is in reality a rejection of traditional conservatism. The conference will kick off Thursday and in addition to Governor DeSantis, one of the featured speakers will be […]

Red Storm Receding – The limits of Putin’s ambitions

While most of the world focuses on Russia and Ukraine a consequential situation is evolving in resource rich Central Asia.  In January 2022, Vladimir Putin’s troops helped crush protestors in Kazakhstan.  His efforts to rebuild the former Soviet Empire may appear unstoppable.  But profound changes in the region mean time and tide are moving against […]

TFS + – Dave Trotter on Russia and Ukraine

Dave Trotter, who lived in Russia for several months in 2019 joins Kartik Krishnaiyer to give his view on the current crisis. Listen at TFS+

Terrorism, Inc. – Should Afghanistan be on the US “State Sponsors of Terrorism” List?

The US classifies countries that actively support terrorism as “State Sponsors of Terrorism.”  Should Afghanistan, or at least the Taliban, now be included on the list?  Alternatively, should the U.S. join the international community in supplying humanitarian relief for the Taliban government in charge of Afghanistan? The Taliban government recently named Sirajuddin Haqqani as Afghanistan’s […]

Lefty Lounge with Brook Hines – Premier episode Kartik Krishnaiyer on Afghanistan and Ron DeSantis

Kartik Krishnaiyer joins Brook Hines to discuss the media’s war fever in the wake of President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal. Also discussed is Kartik’s view as to why Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 handling and creeping authoritarianism makes him most dangerous elected official of his lifetime.

Royal scandal and Cancelling Churchill – why now are Americans “discovering” the uncomfortable truth about Monarchy?

This is a deeply personal post and one that might offend some folks. Please understand it is all in the spirit of our society moving forward with bias or baggage. — I must admit I have long found the fascination so many Americans have with the British Monarchy beyond bizarre. Our nation was founded by […]

Trump’s consistent softness on China has left the United States weak and vulnerable

President Trump, last Tuesday held a Rose Garden press conference ostensibly about China and Hong Kong. But instead it descended into a first-rate farce, as he attacked Joe Biden for everything imaginable and talked little about China and even less about a pandemic that is raging currently having claimed over 140,000 American lives. Trump has […]

Trump’s #Ladakh lie and China coddling crystallizes what is at stake in November

Earlier this week President Trump waded into a decades old border dispute between two of the world’s most populated and powerful countries – China and India. Both are nuclear power and among the five largest economies in the world. These Sino-Indo disputes are historically ones which India has never wanted mediated by a western nation […]

” #Obamagate ” explained in the shortest possible fashion

Having written an extensively long and half-week consuming piece the other day on “#Obamagate,” I realize a more direct explanation can be given for this “scandal”. Here goes in some short bite-sized bits. 1- Michael Flynn was a foreign agent. And worse yet, he was an agent who had collected six figure fees from foreign […]