Foreign Affairs II (from 6-24-22)

Opinion Headlines

  1. Foreign Policy.  “The Ascent to Hyperpower.”  (Bookshelf by Tunku Varadarajan.)  “The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy.”  By Michael Mandelbaum. [For some time, there was a Jeffersonian aversion to projecting power beyond America’s borders.  It was emphatically overcome.]   6-29-22
  2. Foreign Affairs.  “The G-7’s Economic Fantasy Summit.” by Joseph c. Sternberg.  [Western leaders showed new military resolve but the same illusions on inflation and energy.]   7-1-22
  3. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina Heads for Another Crackup.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [As it fails to honor its reform commitments, inflation is soaring.  Sound familiar?]  7-11-22
  4. Foreign Affairs.  Canada.  “The National Apology Advisory Committee.”  By Michael Taube.  [Sorry doesn’t seem to be the hardest word for Justin Trudeau.]   7-13-22
  5. Foreign Affairs.  “No more ‘Pay to Slay.’”  by Sander Berber and Michael Koplow.  [Biden should condition reopening of the PLO’s Washington office on ending cash for terrorists.]  7-13-22
  6. Foreign Affairs.  “Iran and a Suspicious Flight to Argentina.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [A good topic to explore at Joe Biden’s July meeting with President Fernandez.]   7-18-22
  7. Foreign Affairs.  “A Feckless Foreign Policy’s Legacy.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [U.S. post-Cold War complacency made today’s menacing world possible.]   7-19-22
  8. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s Abortion Politics Will Hurt America’s World Standing.”  By Jakub Grygiel and Rebeccah Heinrichs.  [US. foreign policy suffers without unity, and most countries are closer to Dobbs than to Roe.]   7-23-22
  9. Foreign Affairs.  “Is Panama Next for a Hard Left Turn?”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [While Caracas hosts Russian war games, a U.S. Latin ally faces political unrest.]   7-25-22
  10. Foreign Affairs.  “America Held Hostage:  Day 15,606.”  By Jared Genser and Skylar Gleason.  [Brittney Griner’s captivity continues a trend Iran started when it seized the U.S. Embassy in 1979.]   7-26-22
  11. Foreign Affairs.  “Can the ’Rimland’ Contain China and Russia?  By Michel Gurfinkiel.  [The West is restoring the global strategic vision in the world wars and the Cold War.]  7-30-22
  12. Foreign Affairs.  “From Pandemic to Pandemonium.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Amid the latest crises, governments pursue national interests above global values.]   8-2-22
  13. Foreign Affairs.  “This Is No Time to Go Wobbly on Nicolas Maduro.”  By Elliott Abrams.  [U.S. officials push talks, but Venezuela’s democrats know they’ll never produce a serious agreement.]   8-5-22
  14. Foreign Affairs.  “A Biden Ally Goes to Work for Petro.” By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Ivan Velasuez, a guerrilla sympathizer, is Colombia’s new minister of defense.]   8-8-22
  15. Foreign Affairs.  “China, Russia and the West’s Crisis of Disbelief.”  By Andrew A. Michta.  [Globalist dogma has weakened America’s ability to acknowledge and confront adversity.]   8-8-22
  16. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina’s Long Road to Ruin.”  By Dave Seminara.  “A century’s worth of corruption and leftist politics devastated this once-rich nation.]   8-22-22
  17. Foreign Affairs.  “A Homeric Age of Statesmanship.”  By Robert D. Kalan.  [Secretaries of State Kisinger, Shultz and Baker had geopolitical finesse and deep insight.]   8-27-22
  18. Foreign Affairs.  “Chile’s Do-or-die-Referendum.”  By May Anastasia O’Grady. Imported voices on the right and the left oppose the proposed new constitution.]   8-29-22
  19. Foreign Affairs.  “Chilean Socialists Still Seek National Suicide.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Voters repudiated a new constitution, but the political class won’t accept ‘no.’]  9-12-22
  20. Foreign Affairs.  “The Clumsy Push to Disrupt the World Order.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Russia, China and Iran seek a new global system but propose no positive agenda.]   9-20-22
  21. Foreign Affairs.  Latin America.  “China and Biden Oust a Reformer.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Treasury joins in toppling a regional bank had who stood up to Beijing.]  9-26-22
  22. Foreign Affairs.  “The U.S.-British Trade Fail.”  [A bilateral deal looks dead as both sides miss a growth opportunity.]   9-26-22
  23. Foreign Affairs.  “The Italian Right’s Moment of Truth.”  [Voters finally get the conservative government they wanted in 2018.]   9-26-22
  24. Foreign Affairs.  “Liz Truss’s Bog Gamble on the U.K. Economy.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Johnson got Brexit done.  She faces the much harder task of making it work.]   9-27-22
  25. Foreign Affairs.  “Giorgia Meloni Is No Fascist, but Can She Revive Italy’s Economy?”  by Alberto Mingardi and Nicola Rossi.  [Coping with the energy crisis, national debt and the pandemic’s aftermath, Rome needs major reform.]   9-27-22
  26. Foreign Affairs.  “Bostic Belly Flops on Britain.”  9-28-22
  27. Foreign Affairs.  “South Korea Can Play a Vital Role in the Indo-Pacific.”  By John Bolton.   [With China eyeing Taiwan and North Korea testing nuclear weapons, it’s time the Quad became a Quint.]   9-29-22
  28. Foreign Affairs.  “Populism Will Win Brazil’s Election.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady. [The only question:  Will it be Lula’s lefty variety or Bolsonaro’s cultural conservatism?]   10-3-22
  29. Foreign Affairs.  “The Missiles of North Korea.”  [Another launch over Japan shows the need to reinforce deterrence.]   10-5-22
  30. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden Flirts With Tropical Tyrants.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Doing business with dictators in Cuba and Venezuela is foreign-policy malpractice.]   10-10-22
  31. Foreign Affairs.  “Brazil’s Left Tries to Gag Political Speech.: by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  The Lula campaign moves to shut down public discussion of his conviction.]   10-24-22
  32. Foreign Affairs.  “How Do Drag Shows Advance U.S. National Security.”  By John Ratcliffe and Cliff Sims.  [The Biden administration pushes woke ideology on the world at the expense of American values.]   10-28-22
  33. Foreign Affairs.  “Who’s Driving Chaos at the Border?”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [A letter from Sens. Hagerty and Cardin says one culprit is the Honduran government.]   10-31-22
  34. Foreign Affairs.  “A Supply-Side Defense Against Putin.”  By Thomas J. Duesterberg and David Asher.  [The most urgent policy shift is to promote energy production domestically and by reliable partners.]   11-7-22
  35. Foreign Affairs.  “Venezuela Joins the Great Climate Con.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Maduro want s rich-world reparations for the environmental damage he caused.]   11-14-22
  36. Foreign Affairs. “Rebel With a Righteous Cause.”  (Bookshelf by Geoffrey Cain.)  “The Rebel and the Kingdom.”  By Bradley Hope.  [How to make a difference in the struggle io bring human rights to North Korea?  One frustrated activist took a radical path.]   11-16-22
  37. Foreign Affairs.  “Russia’s Near NATO Miss in Poland.”  [Poland has a right to invoke Article 4 of the North Atlantic treaty.]   11-17-22
  38. Foreign Affairs. “Orban and the Collapse of the Trump Intellectuals.”  By Joseph C. Sternberg.  [The Hungarian leader is giving in to the European Union and disappointing his American acolytes.]   11-18-22
  39. Foreign Affairs.  “The West Made the World Prosperous, and Now We Must Pay.” By Gerard Baker.  [Maybe industry makes weather disasters likelier.  It certainly enables us to make them less hazardous.]   11-22-22
  40. Foreign Affairs.  “Keep Foreign Cash Out of U.S. Courts.”  By Donald J. Kochan.  [Countries should lose sovereign immunity if they fund suits here.]   11-25-22
  41. Foreign Affairs.  “North Korea’s U.N. Protectors.”  ‘China and Russia are enabling Kim Jong Un’s nuclear provocations.]   11-26-22
  42. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s Man in Venezuela.”  [The U.S. eases sanctions on Maduro in return for political promises.]  11-29-22
  43. Foreign Affairs.  “While Nicaragua Burns, Rome Fiddles.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Pope Francis stands back while dictator Daniel Ortega persecutes the faith.]   12-5-22
  44. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden Starts a climate Trade War.”  [The Inflation Reduction Act’s subsidies are angering U.S. allies.]   12-6-22
  45. Foreign Affairs.  “Pursuit of Global Power Unites China’s Xi and Saudi Arabia’s MBS.”  By Karen Elliott House.  [Both men think American decline gives them the chance to play a leading role in world affairs.]  12-8-22
  46. Foreign Affairs.  “Brittany Griner Goes Free.”  [The WNBA star is released, but Pau Whelan is left behind.]  12-9-22
  47. Foreign Affairs.  “Can India Capitalize on China’s Manufacturing Woes?”  by Sadanand Dhume.  [Companies need new sites for factories, but they may be deterred by New Delhi’s red tape and tariffs.]   12-9-22
  48. Foreign Affairs.  “The Reason for Chile’s Downward Spiral.”  By John Masko.  [Leaders promised unrealistic living standards, and the people believed them.]   12-12-22
  49. Foreign Affairs.  “Kissinger Sees a Global Leadership Vacuum.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [A dearth of statesmen has left the world misruled by populists and technocrats.]   12-27-22
  50. Foreign Affairs.  “The Return of Lula and the Judicial Threat to Brazil’s Democracy.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The leftist ex-president takes office again Jan. 1 as the Supreme Court tries to limit Congress’s power.]   12-27-22
  51. Foreign Affairs.  “MAID in Canada.:  What’s Behind the Euthanasia Scandal?”  by Chris Selley.  [Advocates argue it would be discriminatory to deny assisted suicide to patients with mental illnesses.]   12-31-22
  52. Foreign Affairs.  “The West Needs America’s Leadership.”  By Jamie Dimon.  [How the U.S. can marshal its strengths – not only military but also moral, economic and diplomatic.]   1-4-23
  53. Foreign Affairs.  “Putin, Xi and One Dead Pope.”  By Daniel Henninger.  [Russia and China want to replace the West.  Benedict wanted to save it. ]   1-5-23
  54. Foreign Affairs.  “The West Can Stand Up for Democracy – and Save My Life.”  By Mikheil Saakashvilli. [Putin hasn’t forgotten how my fellow Georgians and I fought back against Russia’s invasion in 2008.]   1-9-23
  55. Foreign Affairs.  “The Peril of Ignoring the Middle East.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Without a strong Iran policy, U.S. influence will diminish, which endangers stability.]   1-10-23
  56. Foreign Affairs.  “Brazil Gets a Democracy Test.”  [Political leaders across the spectrum denounce riots in Brasilia.]   1-10-23
  57. Foreign Affairs.  “Ukraine, Japan and the Korean War’s 21st Century Parallel.”  By Vance Serchuk.  [As in 1950, destabilizing war is forcing the West to get serious about defense a continent away.]   1-13-23
  58. Foreign Affairs.  “Can India Emerge as a Rival to China?”  by Walter Russell Mead. [Manufacturing hasn’t been a strong suit, and technology alone won’t do the trick.]   1-17-23
  59. Foreign Affairs.  “Echoes of Vietnam, 50 Years Later.”  (The Weekend interview with Jim Webb by Barton Swaim.)  [From Saigon to Kabul:  The ambiguous legacy of commitment and then withdrawal lives on today in American view of war.]  1-21-23
  60. Foreign Affairs.  “Brazil’s Crackdown on Free Speech.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The Supreme Court is an even greater threat to democracy than the Jan. 8 riots were.]   1-23-23
  61. Foreign Affairs.  “The Davos Crowd Sees a New Dawn, but It May be a False One.”  By Gerard Baker.  [Populists have lost some elections, but free trade and the global order are still under attack all over.]   1-24-23
  62. Foreign Affairs.  “Cuba Takes Aim at Peru.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The goal is to replace democratic capitalism with authoritarian socialism.]   1-30-23
  63. Foreign Affairs.  “Trump’s Best Foreign Policy?  Not Starting Any Wars.”  By J.B. Vance.  [He has my support in 2024 because I know he won’t recklessly send Americans to fight overseas.]   2-1-23
  64. Foreign Affairs.  “Lula’s D.C. Visit Could Get Awkward.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [He’s a utopian socialist, not the democratic champion of Biden’s imagination.]  2-6-23
  65. Foreign Affairs.  “The Global Minimum Tax Crackup.”  By Tyler Goodspeed.  [The complex new rules are headed for a collision with U.S. tax treaties and low-tax nations.]  2-6-23
  66. Foreign Affairs.  “Down Under, Jitters About National Security.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Australians warily watch how the U.S. deals with China’s treatment of Taiwan.]   2-14-23
  67. Foreign Affairs.  India.  “Modi Looks Likely to Weather an Indian Business Scandal.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [His star rose in tandem with that of Gautam Adani, but their fortunes appear to be diverging.]   2-17-23
  68. Foreign Affairs.  [Notable and Quotable: Mitch McConnell on Europe and Ukraine.]  2-18-23
  69. Foreign Affairs.  “Seeing the U.S. Through Emirate Eyes.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [The U.A.E. supports a Pax Americana and capitalism but fears a major Mideast crisis.]  2-21-23
  70. Foreign Affairs.  “Brazil Welcomes Iranian Warships.”  [The White House keeps the visit quiet around Lula’s visit to see Biden.]   3-1-23
  71. Foreign Affairs.  “Persian Jews Celebrate Purim in America.”  By David Wolpoe.  [They pray for God’s protection – and for our nation, and it promise, to endure.]   3-3-23
  72. Foreign Affairs.  “To Disarm North Korea, Focus on Human Rights.”  By Melanie Kirkpatrick.  [After 30 years of failure, it’s time to try Reagan’s approach and side with the people against the regime.]   3-6-23
  73. Foreign Affairs. “The Missing U.S. Subs for Australia.”  [The defense deal is great, but the boats won’t arrive for years.]  3-15-23
  74. Foreign Affairs.  “Apostasy in Germany’s Catholic Church.”  By George Weigel.  [The Synodal Way’s sexual revolution is a break with he faith, not only with Rome.]   3-17-23
  75. Foreign Affairs.  “How America an Win the Information War.”  By Joe Lieberman and Gordon Humphrey.  [“…Defeating propaganda with truthful advocacy is more difficult than in USIA’s heyday…”]  3-18-23
  76. Foreign Affairs.  India.  “The World’s Most Important Party.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Inia’s BJP combines market economics, traditionalist values and populist rhetoric.]   3-21-23
  77. Foreign Affairs.  “Lukashenko, Belarus’s Dictator, Is a Junior-Varsity Putin.”  By Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.  [He stole an election, helps Russia against Ukraine, and is making common cause with Iran and China.]   3-22-23
  78. Foreign Affairs.  “What’s John Kerry Doing in Mexico?”   by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [He certainly hasn’t been representing the interest of green energy investors.]   3-27-23
  79. Foreign Affairs.  “America Shrugs, and the World Makes Plans.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Allies step up, but a too-aloof U.S. could lead them into the arms of enemies.]   3-28-23
  80. Foreign Affairs.  “The Cost of Biden’s ‘Democracy’ Fixation.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [It alienates allies his foreign policy needs both domestically and around the world.]   4-4-23
  81. Foreign Affairs.  “Macron Blunders on Taiwan—and Ukraine.”  He weakens deterrence and undermines U.S. support for Europe.]   4-10-23
  82. Foreign Affairs.  “A Fight for Control of Nuclear-Armed Pakistan”  by Sadanand Dhume.  [The popular former Prime Minister Imram Khan goes head to head with the powerful army chief.]   4-14-23
  83. Foreign Affairs.  “Lula Cozies Up to America’s Enemies.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Biden’s presidential pal in Brazil moves closer to a global cast of dictators.]   4-17-23
  84. Foreign Affairs.  “Scolding Isn’t a Foreign Policy.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [America needs friends, and it isn’t going to win them by delivering lectures.]   4-18-23
  85. Foreign Affairs.  “A Columbian Marxist’s charm Offensive.”  By May Anastasia O’Grady.  [Gustavo Petro’s anticapitalist message is welcome tin the Biden White House.]   4-24-23
  86. Foreign Affairs.  “In Sudan, Another ‘Democracy’ Push Fails.”  By Walter Russell Mead.”  [The U.S. tried to impose a ‘transition.’  The local players were a lot more practical.]  4-25-23
  87. Foreign Affairs.  “Will India’s Growing Population Bring an Economic Boom?}  by Sadanand Dhume.  [China is much richer but faces dire demographics.  Yet the subcontinent’s success isn’t a sure thing.]  4-28-23
  88. Foreign Affairs.  Chile.  “The Oldest Mistake in Economics.:  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Chile nationalizes its lithium reserves, in another sign of Latin America’s left turn.]   5-1-23
  89. Foreign Affairs.  “Poland Is the Indispensable NATO Ally.”  [Warsaw is doing more than others in Europe to defend itself.]  5-4-23
  90. Foreign Affairs.  “A Colombian Hero Dragged Into US. Court.”  By May Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Petro’s old M-19 allies are trying to rewrite history using judicial warfare.]   5-8-23
  91. Foreign Affairs.  “Principal Beats Principle in the World Order.”  By Walter Russell Mead.   [The new communists appeal to the world’s poor by promising to make them rich.]   5-9-23
  92. Foreign Affairs.  “Chile’s Freedom Lovers Strike Back.”  [The enter-right will be able to draft a liberty-protecting constitution.]   5-11-23
  93. Foreign Affairs. [Pakistan]  “Imran Khan’s Arrest, the Army and Pakistan’s perennial Crisis.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [The current turmoil is unprecedented, but its roots lie in the country’s founding ideology.’]   5-12-23
  94. Foreign Affairs.  “Will Turkey’s Election Make It a Reliable Ally Again?”  by Jillian Kay Melchior. [The opposition promises to move foreign policy in a ‘more peaceful’ and ‘less confrontational’ direction.]  5-13-23
  95. Foreign Affairs.  “A U.S. Ally in Ecuador Resists a Caudillo.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Lasso acted constitutionally to close the legislature and set an election.]  5-22-23
  96. Foreign Affairs.  “As G-7 Host, Japan Schools the World.”  By Walter Russell Mead.   [The Indo-Pacific has replaced Europe as the central theater of global politics.]   5-23-23
  97. Foreign Affairs. India.   “Reports of the BJP’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated.”  By Sandanand Dhume.  [The Congress Party won a meaningful state victory, but Modi is still a favorite in the 2024 election.]   5-26-23
  98. Foreign Affairs.  “The Great Strategist Turns 100.”  (The Weeken interview with Henry Kissinger by Tunku Varadarajan.  [He surveys a world riven by U.S. – China competition and threatened by new weapons and explains why he now thinks Ukraine should be in NATO.]   5-27-23
  99. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s ‘Foreign Policy for the Middle Class..’”  by Wm. A. Galston.  [‘America first’ isn’t the only approach to the new priorities of the 21st century.]  5-31-23
  100. Foreign Affairs.  “Poland Hardens Its defenses Against Russia.”  By Jillian Kay Melshior.  [But leaders in Warsaw worry about Western European weakness and U.S. staying power.]   5-31-23
  101. Foreign Affairs.  “Turkey Must Allow Sweden into NATO.”  By Mark T. Esper and Evelyn N. Farkas.  [If it isn’t a member before the July Vilnius summit, Erdogan and Orban shouldn’t be welcome.]   6-1-23
  102. Foreign Affairs.  “Evan Gershkovich and Our Brave New World.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Dictators count on being able to control what is reported about their countries.]   6-5-23
  103. Foreign Affairs.  “Adversaries in America’s Backyard.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Russia, China and Iran all threaten the U.S. with their moves into Latin America.]  6-13-23
  104. Foreign Affairs.  “God Save the Queen and Biden’s Foreign Policy.”  By Gerard Baker.  [He’s as confused about Afghanistan, Ukraine and the Middle East as about the British monarch.]   6-20-23
  105. Foreign Affairs.  “China tries to Cancel an Art Show in Poland.”  By Jillian Kay Melchior.  The effort backfired, stiffening the spine of Australian officials.]   6-21-23
  106. Foreign Affairs.  “A Growing India Is Good for the U.S.”  by David Malpass.  [New trade and investment opportunities will help both countries become less dependent on China.]   6-21-23
  107. Foreign Affairs.  “Can America Rely on Modi’s India?”  by Sadanand Dhume.  ‘Biden is right to pursue closer ties, but sluggish growth and civil unrest pose long-term risks.]   6-23-23
  108. Foreign Affairs.  “The Bank of England’s Desperation.”  [Former Prime Minister Liz Truss’s tax cuts look smarter every day.]  6-24-23
  109. Foreign Affairs.  “Russian Nukes for Belarus.”  6-30-23
  110. Foreign Affairs.  “Canada Is a Military Free Rider.”   7-13-23
  111. Foreign Affairs.  “America’s Trade Abdication.”  7-17-23
  112. Foreign Affairs.  “Russia’s Influence on India Wanes Even as Affection Lingers.”  By Sudanand Dhume.  [Though they both want to create a multipolar world, Moscow has tied itself to Beijing, New Delhi’s rival.]   7-21-23
  113. Foreign Affairs.  “The Movement Shaping a Modern India.”  By Walter Russell Mead.   [The leading Hindu nationalist group says religion and culture will unite the country.]   7-25-23
  114. Foreign Affairs.  “The Phony Korean ‘Peace’ Movement.”  By Ji Seong-ho.  [Its leader wants the U.S. troops out of the Peninsula and the Pacific – even Hawaii.]   7-26-23
  115. Foreign Affairs.  “’Oppenheimer,’ the Bhagavad-Gita and India’s Outrage.”  By Tunku Varadarajan.  [Hindu chauvinists miss the forest for the trees on the film’s use of the sacred text in a nude scene.]   7-31—23
  116. Foreign Affairs.  “The Delicate U.S. Task of courting India.”  By Walter Russell Mead.   [The two very different democracies are only partially united by a common language.]   8-1–23
  117. Foreign Affairs.  “Canada Tries Price Controls on News.”  By Michael Taube.  [The effort to old Big Tech accountable backfires predictably.]   8-3-23
  118. Foreign Affairs.  “Groundhog Day for Deadbeat Argentina.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Another peso collapse may be coming as a presidential election approaches.]   8-7-23
  119. Foreign Affairs.  “Australia Asks Voters to Expand a Racial Welfare State.”  By Jason L. Riley.  [The referendum to give indigenous people a special ‘voice’ would only worsen disparities.]   8-9-23
  120. Foreign Affairs.  “Assassination in the Americas.”  [“…Americans who feed the drug trade with their appetites and cultural signals of approval are also feeding murder and mayhem throughout the Americas.”]   8-11-23
  121. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden Does Putin’s Dirty Work in Guatemala.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The U.S. is protecting former prosecutors who illegally jailed Kremlin targets.]   8-14-23
  122. Foreign Affairs.  “Middle-Class Revolt in Argentina.”  [Voters turn to an outsider who wants to close the central bank.]  8-15-23
  123. Foreign Affairs.  “Can Japan and South Korea Unite to Face the Chinese Threat?”  by Gerard Baker.  [They’re America’s most important allies in Asia, and bad blood between them goes back centuries.]   8-15-23
  124. Foreign Affairs.  “Did the U.S. Really oust Pakistan’s Imran Khan?”  by Sadanand Dhume.  [It’s an intriguing tale that likely plays well with his supporters, but the evidence is laughably thin.]   8-18-23
  125. Foreign Affairs.  “AOC’s Socialist Sympathy Tour.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [One goal of her south American trip was to learn how to succeed in censorship.]   8-21-23
  126. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s Success in North Asia.”  [His trilateral diplomacy needs more hard power and freer trade.]   8-21-23
  127. Foreign Affairs.  “Power Matters More Than Diplomacy.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [It is time to inject some realism into the post-Cold War era of geopolitical rivalry.]   8-22-23
  128. Foreign Affairs.  “Javier Milei, Argentina and the Dollar.”  By Max Raskin.  [An economist scores a surprising win in the first round of the presidential election.]   8-24-23
  129. Foreign Affairs.  “Bigger Brics Won’t Make A Stable Building.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Already riven with a Sino-Indian rivalry, the group will become even less coherent by expanding.]  9-1-23
  130. Foreign Affairs.  “China Wins in Central America.”  9-5-23
  131. Foreign Affairs.  “The U.S. Is the Most Troubled Nation, Except for All the Others.”  By Gerard Baker.  [Europe and Asia have nothing like our success, and that’s cause for optimism and worry.]  9-5-23
  132. Foreign Affairs.  “Chile’s Allende Myth Lives On.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Fifty years after the military coup, he’s still portrayed falsely as a democrat.]   9-11-23
  133. Foreign Affairs.  “The G-20 Reveals a Shifting World Order.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [As India rises, China and Russia seethe, Europe shrinks and America dithers.]   9-12-23
  134. Foreign Affairs.  “Venezuelans Try Again to Oust Maduro.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The opposition parties stage a primary in hope of forcing a real election in 2024.]   9-18-23
  135. Foreign Affairs.  “What About the Next Hostages?”  [After paying $6 Billion, how will Biden prevent future ransom grabs?]   9-19-23
  136. Foreign Affairs.  “The Irrelevant United Nations.”  [The annual gabfest in New York underscores its global failures.]  9-20-23
  137. Foreign Affairs.  “Who Killed Hardeep Singh Nijjar?  By Tunku Varadarajan.  [Justin Trudeau accuses the Indian government.  For geopolitical reason, we may no want to know.]   9-21-23
  138. Foreign Affairs.  “Nagorno-Karabakh and the Myths of International Law.:  by Eugene Kontorovich.  [Tribalism runs deep, and wars over land aren’t limited to backward to totalitarian nations.]   9-22-23
  139. Foreign Affairs.  “World Disorder Is Spreading Fast.”  By Walter Russell Mead. [The Western rules-based system hasn’t been this threatened since the 1930s.]   9-26-23
  140. Foreign Affairs.  “Poland Won’t Stand for Lectures.”  By Marek Magierowdki.  [We’ve been a reliable ally of Ukraine, and you can’t erase that.]   9-27-23Foreign Affairs.  “Why Indians Can’t Stand Justin Trudeau.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [He’s seen as a lightweight and a panderer, which heightens the outrage over his accusations.]   9-28-23
  141. Foreign Affairs.  “Africa Needs Accountable Leaders, Not Reparations.”  [Chana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo ignores that the slave trade had willing agents on both sides.]  9-29-23
  142. Foreign Affairs.  “Unesco Writes Jews Out of Ancient Jericho.”  By Eugene Kontorovich.  [The Palestinians have literally paved over this important historic site.]  9-29-23
  143. Foreign Affairs.  “A Trumpier’ Second-Term Foreign Policy.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [This time he’d hire people who agree with him, not seasoned establishment figures.]   10-3-23
  144. Foreign Affairs.  “The New World Disorder and Hamas’s Barbaric Attack on Israel.”  By Gerard Baker.  [Savagery is essential to the terrorists’ strategy, and U.S. weakness surely emboldened them.]   10-10-23
  145. Foreign Affairs.  “Killing Civilians: The New Normal.”  By Daneil Henninger.  [For Hamas in Israel and Putin in Ukraine, killing the innocent is now part of the plan.]   10-12-23
  146. Foreign Affairs.  “India’s Left Equivocates About Hamas’s Atrocities.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [The Congress Party’s weak response to the attacks on Israel reflects an outdated postcolonial mind-set.  10-12-23
  147. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina’s Milei and the Dollar.”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The outsider doesn’t work well with others, but he says he’ll bury the inflated peso.]   10-16-23
  148. Foreign Affairs.  “Common Sense in the South Pacific.”  [Voters in Australia and New Zealand reject progressive ideas.]   10-16-23
  149. Foreign Affairs.  “A Latin Win for U.S. Security Interests.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  Ecuador opts for the center-right Daniel Noboa in its runoff presidential election.]   10-23-23
  150. Foreign Affairs.  “The Disgrace of the United Nations.”  [The Secretary-General abandons Israel, a state the U.N. helped create.]   10-26-23
  151. Foreign Affairs.  “Can the Speaker Sell Ukraine and Israel aid?”  by Wm. A. Galston.  [Mike Johnson wants separate packages, possibly with offsets, frustrating Biden.]   11-1-23
  152. Foreign Affairs.  “The Ukraine- Israel Test for U.S. Democracy.”  [Can Washington still function to provide military aid to allies?]   11-2-23
  153. Foreign Affairs.  “Venezuela Breaks a Promise to Biden.”  11-2-23
  154. Foreign Affairs.  “Three Foreign-Policy Illusions.  By Jakub Grygiel.  [Bad leaders alone don’t cause conflict, global governance has failed, and trade doesn’t create peace.]   11-2-23
  155. Foreign Affairs.  “America Can’t Afford to Alienate Its Undemocratic Allies.”  By Robert D. Kaplan.  [The leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are far from perfect.  The alternatives would be much worse.]   11-4-23
  156. Foreign Affairs.  “The Iran-Russia Military Axis.”  [The two countries are working together against U.S. allies and interests.]   11-3-23
  157. Foreign Affairs.  “Bien Needs a New Foreign-Policy Team.”  By Garry Kasparov.  [As in Ukraine, William Burns and Jake Sullivan failed io see an attack on U.S. interests coming.]  11-3-23
  158. Foreign Affairs.  “The Mexican Politics of Hurricane Otis.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [President Lopez Obrador’s emergency response has failed the storm’s victims.]  11-6-23
  159. Foreign Affairs.  “Only the U.S. Can Restore World Order.”  By Nadia Schadlow.  [Biden can end the chaos by demonstrating a strong commitment to victory in Israel and Ukraine.]   11-7-23
  160. Foreign Affairs.  “Isolationism Makes a Perilous Moment More So.”  By Paul A. Gigot.  [Western civilization needs American leadership.  Some on the right want to abdicate that role.]   11-11-23
  161. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina’s Choice: Socialism or Capitalism.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Only one candidate – Javier Milej – offers any hope of avoiding an economic disaster.]   11-13-23
  162. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina Gambles on Milei.”  [voters reject failed Peronist policies and take a flyer on ‘freedom.’]   11-21-23
  163. Foreign Affairs.  “Javier Milei, Rishi Sunnak and the War for the Soul of the West.”  By Gerard Baker.  [The bitter struggle between populist voices and political elites is a global phenomenon.]  11-21-23
  164. Foreign Affairs.  “The Wilders Message From Holland.”  [“…The freak out his victory has triggered across Europe is something to behold…”]   11-24-23
  165. Foreign Affairs.  “Dollarization Is About Who Pays to Clean Up Argentina’s Mess.”   By Joseph C. Sternberg.  [Greece’s experience with the discipline of the euro shows why Milei’s plan might appeal to voters.]   11-24-23
  166. Foreign Affairs.  “Germany Faces the Green Fiscal Truth.”    11-24-23
  167. Foreign Affairs. “Argentina’s Big Dollarization Risk.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The country needs a hard currency, but finding the peso-dollar rate could be painful.]   11-27-23
  168. Foreign Affairs.  “The World Again Needs American Leadership.”  By Liz Truss.  [Russia, China, Iran and radical domestic ideologies pose grave threats to our way of life.]   11-27-23
  169. Foreign Affairs.  “Henry Kissinger, Statesman and Friend.”  By Eric Schmidt.  [At 100, he was constantly thinking, taking joy in following a new idea, a new strategy, a new challenge.]   12-2-23
  170. Foreign Affairs.  “Venezuela Covets Guyana’s Oil Fields.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Would Biden stop the Maduro regime from invading much weaker neighbor?]   12-4-23
  171. Foreign Affairs.  “Around the World With Henry Kissinger.”  By Joe Lieberman.  [Getting to know this brilliant statesman was a perk of being a U.S. senator.]   12-4-23
  172. Foreign Affairs.  “Henry Kissinger on Power and Morality.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [His objective was to build, tend and repair a sustainable balance in global affairs.]     12-5-23
  173. Foreign Affairs.  (India) “Narendara Modi Cruises Toward Re-Election in 2024.”  By Sudanand Dhume.  [His party won three key races in heartland states, traditionally a bellwether for the national vote.]   12-7-23
  174. Foreign Affairs.  “There’s Life Yet in the Universal Declaration of Human rights.”  By May Ann Glendon.  [In the face of war and atrocities, the principles of the 75-year-old document remain sound.]   12-9-23
  175. Foreign Affairs.  “Cheer, Cheer for Old Notre-Dame.”  By Wm. McGurn.  [The cathedral’s spire rises – raising anew questions about French secularism.]  12-11-23
  176. Foreign Affairs.  “How to Fix Section 702 Surveillance.]  A house Judiciary draft would gut the tool and leave the U.S. vulnerable.]   12-11-23
  177. Foreign Affairs.  (Canada)  “NDP Keeps Justin Trudeau Afloat.”  By Micharl Taube.  [Canada’s prime minister faces political peril, but his job is safe unless his leftist partner abandons him.]   12-11-23
  178. Foreign Affairs.  “How Did Rwanda Get Involved With Britain’s Migrant Crisis?” by Joseph C. Sternberg.  [Boris Johnson’s plan to send aliens there who arrived on small boats has never been implemented.]  12-15-23
  179. Foreign Affairs.  “A Populist on the Verge of Power.”  (The Weekend Interview with Geert Wilders by Tunku Varadarajan.) [The Dutch firebrand attributes his party’s victory to angst over illegal immigration and shock at post-Oct. 7 displays of antisemitism.]   12-16-23
  180. Foreign Affairs.  “Can Chile Escape Stagnation?”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [The country dodged a constitutional coup, but it still needs a economic revival.]  12-18-23
  181. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s Foreign-Policy Doom Loop.”  By Walter Russell Mead. [As U.S. power is seen to recede, risks rise in the South China Sea and elsewhere.]   12-19-23
  182. Foreign Affairs.  “Musk Says “Make More Italians.”  By Wm. McGurn.  [A Harvard-educated economist and mother makes the case for having big families.]   12-26-23
  183. Foreign Affairs.  “The Saudis Stumble Over BRICS.”  1-3-24
  184. Foreign Affairs. “Argentina’s Lessons for America.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Despite its failures, Peronism is proving a temptation to the left and right in the U.S.]   1-9-24
  185. Foreign Affairs.  “Team Biden Tries to Answer Davos Man’s Cry for Help.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Anthony Blinken and Jake Sullivan deliver a message of calm and continuity, but the world needs results.]   1-18-24
  186. Foreign Affairs.  “The Houthis, China and Other Dangers to Seaborne Commerce.   “By Elixabeth Braw.  [The world benefits from maritime order, but only the U.S. and U.K. seem willing to enforce it.]   1-18-24
  187. Foreign Affairs.  “Argentina’s Milei Gives the Davos Crowd a Spine Transplant.”  By Javier Milei.  [He warns the elites what can happen if the West stays on today’s socialist ‘path of servitude.’]  1-19-24
  188. Foreign Affairs.  “Brexit Is Making Britain More European.”  By Dominic Green.  [Continental populism has come to the U.K., and the two-party system is about to face a stress test.]   1-31-24
  189. Foreign Affairs.  “In the ‘Asian Century,’ Indians and Chinese Flee.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Why are the brightest and wealthiest so eager to leave these supposedly ascendant countries?]   2-1-24
  190. Foreign Affairs.  “Will Biden Finally Deter Iran?”  2-3-2Foreign Affairs.  “Biden goes Soft on Nicolas Maduro.”  By Marco Rubio.  [Venezuela’s dictator promised a free election, then banned his leading opponent.]   2-6-24
  191. Foreign Affairs.  “India’s Elite Worries About America.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Leaders in Delhi wonder if the U.S. is up to keeping the global system intact.]   2-13-24
  192. Foreign Affairs.  “The Senate Rejects American Retreat.”  [Twenty-two Republicans vote to help allies.  Next up; Speaker Johnson.]   2-14-24
  193. Foreign Affairs.  “Musk Fights Sweden’s Unions.”  By Lars Jonung.  [He refuses to enter into the collective wage agreements that define the West’s most corporatist economy.]   2-14-24
  194. Foreign Affairs.  “Pakistanis Vote for Imran Khan – and With Their Feet.“  by Sadanand Dhume.   [The country’s continuing crisis has fueled a surge of migrants, nearly a million of whom live in Europe.]   2-15-24
  195. Foreign Affairs. India.  “Modi’s Audacious Plan for India.”  By Walter Russell Mead.   [The leader harnesses nationalism and faith to spur modernization and economic growth.]    2-20-24
  196. Foreign Affairs.  “Dissident Widom From Alexei Navalny and Natan Sharansky.”  By Gary Saul Morson  [The correspondence of the Gulag alumni shows the best of Russia’s tradition and the worst of ours.]   2-24-24
  197. Foreign Affairs.  “Narendra Modi Won’t Turn India Into a Theocracy.”  By Sadanand Dhume.  [There are ugly aspects of Hindu nationalism, but fears of a Taliban-like regime are nonsensical.]   2-29-24
  198. Foreign Affairs.  “Britain, Islamism and the Forgotten Lessons of Appeasement.”  By Dominic Green. [Failure to enforce the law, and an indulgence of disorder, has led to a crisis of democracy in the U.K.]   3-2-24
  199. Foreign Affairs.  “A CPAC Hero Threatens a Latin Democracy.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [U.S. conservatives cheer as El Salvador’s Nayth Bukele tramples the rule of law.]   3-4-24
  200. Foreign Affairs.  “A Distracted America Still Leads the World.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Rivals see the U.S as polarized and waning but underestimate the power of capitalism.]   3-5-24
  201. Foreign Affairs.  “Trump Should Lay Off NATO, Target the U.N.”  by John Bolton.  [Military alliances provide hard security benefits to the UY.S.  Turtle Bay is useless at best and often inimical to America.]   3-10-24
  202. Foreign Affairs.  “Does Milei Fear Dollarization?”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [For a heavily indebted state, it’s expedient to keep running the peso printing press.]   3-11-24
  203. Foreign Affairs.  “World Powers, Great and Small.”  (Bookshelf by Jeremy Black.)  “The Return of Great Powers.”  By Jim Sciutto.  “Cold War 2.0” by George S. Takach.  [Conventional wisdom suggests Russia and China will be the next countries to upend the existing world order.  History would bet to differ.]   3-12-24
  204. Foreign Affairs.  “Giving Up on Haiti Isn’t a U.S Option.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [A multilateral mission to restore order is needed to facilitate a political transition.]   3-18-24
  205. Foreign Affairs.  “Uncle Sam’s Guide to Peace and Prosperity.”   By Kevin Warsh.  [American economic and military strength can help establish a new economic and security commons.]   3-20-24
  206. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden’s Dangerous Game at the U.N.”  [The U.S. baits vetoes from Russia and China at a cost to Israel.]   3-23-24
  207. Foreign Affairs.  “Britain’s Labour Party Could Take a Thatcherite Turn.”  By Joseph C. Sternberg.  [The Conservatives are no longer a supply-side party, but leaders on the left can occasionally surprise you.]   3-29-24
  208. Foreign Affairs.  ‘Houthi-Style Piracy is Exportable.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Venezuelan ocean patrols are already violating Guyana’s maritime boundary.]    4-1-24
  209. Foreign Affairs.  “Trump’s Trade Tactics Backfire in Mexico.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Weakened investor rights under USMCA harm a U.S. company on the Yucatan.]   4-8-24
  210. Foreign Affairs.  “Western Democracy’s Future Depends on Israel’s Victory.”  By Gerard Baker.  [If the Jewish state can be bullied into letting Hamas survive, how can any free nation defend itself?]   4-9-24
  211. Foreign Affairs.  “Trump’s ‘Love’ Affair With Kim Looms Over U.S.-Japan Summit.”  By John Bolton.  [Biden and Kishida should use this week’s meetings to lock in security accords no successor can undo.]   4-10-24
  212. Foreign Affairs.  “Elon Musk Resists Brazilian Censorship.”  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [It’s a spat between a politicized high court and critics of the left-wing president.].   4-15-24
  213. Foreign Affairs.  “When Biden Says ‘Don’t,’ America’s Adversaries Do.”  By Gerard Baker.  [The Taliban, Vladimir Putin and now Iran have demonstrated the failure of American deterrence.]   4-16-24
  214. Foreign Affairs.  “Biden Winks at Iranian Oil Exports.”  [Will he support House sanctions on Chinese firms that buy Iran’s oil?]   4-17-24
  215. Foreign Affairs.  “Ukraine and Israel: Moment of Truth.”  By Joe Biden.  [Both countries urgently need U.S. support against brazen adversaries that seek their annihilation.]   4-18-24
  216. Foreign Affairs.  “The House Votes for a ‘Strong America.’”  [Large Majorities vote for more U.S. weapons and aid for Ukraine and Israel.]   4-22-24
  217. Foreign Affairs.  “Four Historic Votes for Action.”  By Walter Russell Mead.  [Congress sends a signal that America needs to be stronger and do better.]   4-23-24
  218. Foreign Affairs.  “Will the ICC Self-Destruct to Hurt Isarel.?”  [The prosecutor needs to hear from Biden and Sunak before it’s too late.]   4-27-24
  219. Foreign Affairs.  “Britain Does Its Part in Ukraine and on Defense Spending.”  By Rishi Sunak. [Our military budget will reach 2.5% of GDP by 2030.  European allies need to step up as well.]  4-27-24
  220. Foreign Affairs.  “Javier Milei’s Achilles’ Heel.  By Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Without a credible dollarization strategy, Argentina’s president is at risk of failure.]   4-29-24
  221. Foreign Affairs.  “The Yen’s Plunge and Dollar Devaluation.”  [As monetary policies diverge, currency moves could spur tariffs.]   4-30-24
  222. Foreign Affairs.  “Joe Biden’s Japanese Diplomacy.”  [The President says our allies in the Pacific are ‘xenophobic.’  Discuss.]   5-4-24
  223. Foreign Affairs.  “China, Djibouti and the Tory MP.”  [The African nation detained and deported a British critic of Beijing.]  5-6-24
  224. Foreign Affairs.  “We Need Regime change in Iran and Russia.”  By Garry Kasparov.  [The free world’s strategy should be to isolate both countries politically and economically.]   5-8-24
  225. Foreign Affairs.  “We Need Regime Change in Iran and Russia.”  By Garry Kasparov.  [The free world’s strategy should be to isolate both countries politically and economically.]   5-8-24
  226. Foreign Affairs.  “India Isn’t the New China (Tet).  By Sadanand Dhume.  [Its economic ascent is evident, but its per capita GDP is only a little more than half of Indonesia’s.]   5-9-24
  227. Foreign Affairs.  “How Cuba Fuels the Campus Protests.”  by Mary Anastasia O’Grady.  [Some of the ‘outside agitators’ against Israel are Havana’s fellow travelers.]   5-13-24