Russia, China, & the U.S.: Three Actors, One in Search of a Role

By |2020-10-29T14:22:46-05:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Foreign Affairs, Modernity, Politics, Russia|

Even if we cannot fully grasp the shape of the near-future international order, either because it has yet to crystalize fully or because we lack the historical distance to see it clearly, we can know some things about it: While Russia and China have settled into their roles, the U.S. remains an actor in [...]

Is War With China Becoming Inevitable?

By |2020-10-13T12:30:03-05:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan, War|

Tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen. And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down. "The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border," Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday. [...]

Harry S. Truman and the Legacy of Thomas Jefferson

By |2020-08-03T15:33:10-05:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, Declaration of Independence, Foreign Affairs, History, Politics, Senior Contributors, Thomas Jefferson|

Harry S. Truman explicitly tried to tie Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence to the events and crusades of his own day. He saw the Declaration of Independence as an international document, belonging to all peoples yearning for freedom. When the first copy of the first volume of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, [...]

American Foreign Policy and the Failure of Reason

By |2020-05-27T01:47:41-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Democracy, Foreign Affairs, Government, Politics|

The recent failures of American foreign policy are not simply errors in prudential judgment. There is something deeper bubbling underneath American culture that led our elites to launch misguided military crusades to promote democracy in the Middle East and to engage in other imperial adventures. Writing recently in Spectator USA, the estimable Dan McCarthy [...]

Remembering in Gratitude Those Who Did Their Duty to the Republic

By |2020-05-25T19:22:03-05:00May 24th, 2020|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Memorial Day, Military, W. Winston Elliott III|

Today I honor the men and women of the United States military who have sacrificed their lives while doing their duty to the Republic. For them, and their families, I ask God to bless them and keep them. And for the fallen of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. [...]

The Monroe Doctrine

By |2020-05-18T15:15:33-05:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Bradley J. Birzer, Europe, Foreign Affairs, History, John Quincy Adams, Senior Contributors|

In his ideas regarding American foreign policy, James Monroe echoed both Washington and Jefferson, yet he had to worry about things neither of them did—in particular, European involvement in the affairs of the republics of the Western Hemisphere. His policy needed to follow the diplomatic thought of the previous administrations while also adapting to [...]

What Will Be the New American Cause?

By |2020-04-21T10:16:59-05:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

If Donald Trump wins the 2020 election, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded. The watchword will be what it has lately been: "America First." After the Great Pandemic has passed and we emerge from [...]

Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman?

By |2020-04-17T09:39:42-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

Will this pandemic prove the decisive factor in America's retreat from global hegemony? For declaring in March that the U.S. economy might be reopened by Easter, President Donald Trump was roundly mocked. Yet, it appears his political instincts were correct. He was more in tune with his country than were his critics. By early Easter [...]

Demonizing Russia: Fake News Goes Viral

By |2020-04-14T15:42:26-05:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Conservatism, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Government, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Russia, Senior Contributors|

A journal is claiming that the Russian government was using the Covid-19 outbreak to strengthen anti-EU feelings, make propaganda gains, and gather intelligence at the heart of NATO. Although this report has gained traction, what is this statement really saying and who is saying it? According to a recent news report, Russia is using [...]

In the Pandemic, It’s Every Nation for Itself

By |2020-03-17T06:51:13-05:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Government, Pat Buchanan|

Closing borders is a grievous offense against liberalism that is supposedly rooted in the sin of xenophobia. But what governments in Europe are saying by closing their borders, what Americans are saying by banning travel from Europe, is that while all men may be created equal, we will always put our own people first, ahead [...]

The Coronavirus, the New World Order, and America First

By |2020-03-15T13:49:38-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Death, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

It may one day be said that the coronavirus delivered the deathblow to the New World Order, to a half-century of globalization, and to the era of interdependence of the world’s great nations. Which rings truer today? We are all part of mankind, all citizens of the world. Or that it’s time to put America [...]

If Duterte Wants Us Out of the Philippines, Let’s Go

By |2020-02-17T23:41:51-06:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Pat Buchanan|

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs U.S. military personnel in the islands. His notification starts the clock running on a six-month deadline. If no new agreement is negotiated, the VFA is dissolved. What triggered the decision? Duterte was offended that one of [...]

I Believe in Christian Democracy

By |2020-02-14T16:07:31-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Foreign Affairs, Viktor Orbán|

If we would like to build up sovereign nation states we have to resist the attempts to build an empire. The reason why we think that Christian democracy is a good description for us is that the universal Catholic approach is the only one which appreciates and accepts national sovereignty. It is a global idea [...]

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