President Trump Is Right About Syria… Even if He’s Wrong

By |2018-12-31T01:13:46-05:00December 30th, 2018|

President Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria, if it holds, is one of the few genuinely courageous acts of his presidency… My first thought when I heard that President Trump was finally taking our troops out of the quagmire called Syria was that he was not really serious. Given how frequently and [...]

Syria: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

By |2018-09-18T11:01:13-05:00September 18th, 2018|

Like his predecessors, President Trump is now convinced that staying the course militarily throughout the Middle East is our only choice, worrying that a “hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists would instantly fill." If that is the standard, we will stay forever... Despite this President’s sometimes confused perspective on international relations, his world [...]

Seeking No Monsters: Redefining American Exceptionalism

By |2018-09-21T12:13:13-05:00September 16th, 2018|

A foreign policy firmly based on consistency, restraint, and adherence to our founding principles would ultimately achieve what most of us mistakenly believe we already possess: an American Exceptionalism admired and envied by the world... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Joseph Mussomeli as he invites us [...]

War, Power, & Supremacy: A Conservative Interpretation

By |2019-03-05T14:31:53-05:00July 31st, 2018|Tags: |

At the zenith of our commitments, we were at the nadir of our precautions. —Walter Lippmann, U.S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic (1943) In his wartime study of American foreign policy, Walter Lippmann remarked on the propensity of the United States government for entering into commitments that lie outside the scope of existing [...]

Russia: Is it Time to Give Peace a Chance?

By |2018-07-20T13:36:42-05:00July 22nd, 2018|

Russia is resurrected from the dead, rising from the tomb in which communism had placed it. It is emerging as a Christian country at a time when other erstwhile Christian countries seem intent on abandoning their faith in order to embrace the suicidal culture of death... Patrick Buchanan’s succinct and penetrating essay on President Trump’s [...]

Did President Trump Commit Treason With Vladimir Putin?

By |2018-07-17T10:47:34-05:00July 17th, 2018|

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump has signaled a historic shift [...]

It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now

By |2018-07-07T10:12:41-05:00July 6th, 2018|

The elites who were in charge when the fire broke out, and who failed to respond and refused even to recognize it, and who now denounce Donald Trump for how he is coping with it, are unlikely to be called upon again to lead this republic… With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and [...]

Should President Trump Trust Kim Jong Un?

By |2018-06-15T23:04:39-05:00June 15th, 2018|

If the Trump-Kim camaraderie goes south and the crisis of 2017, when war seemed possible, returns, President Trump, as he concedes, will be charged with naivety for having placed his trust in such a tyrant... President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy. The British prime [...]

President Trump and the American Piggy Bank

By |2018-06-13T12:37:11-05:00June 13th, 2018|

At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as “the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.” After he left Quebec, his director of Trade and Industrial Policy, Peter Navarro, added a few parting words for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages [...]

Viktor Orbán, George Soros, & the Battle for Hungary

By |2018-06-13T00:07:00-05:00June 12th, 2018|

Many Hungarians clearly perceive their way of life and their country as under threat and sense that influential individuals like George Soros would like them fundamentally transformed. This is a fight between nationalists and anti-nationalists… The victory of Viktor Orbán and his party Fidesz in the Hungarian elections last month elicited the predictable flurry [...]

Christianity: The Last Hope for Europe

By |2019-02-28T12:10:48-05:00February 23rd, 2018|

If everything continues in this way, then the cities of Europe will clearly have majority Muslim populations, our identity and our nations as we know them will cease to exist, our worst nightmares will have become reality. The West will fall Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Prime Minister Orbán's State of the [...]

What U.S. Foreign Service Officers Should Know

By |2018-10-08T13:12:01-05:00February 14th, 2018|

The Foreign Service Officer should be ever aware that the identity of the persons to whom he is representing America depends on their culture, and on the features of that culture to which the regime that reigns over these persons gives priority… Foreign service officers represent the United States of America. The substance of what [...]