Category: Foreign Policy

Repeating the Mistakes of the Past

You’ll see why I am posting the following bit of history in a minute. Just take your time and read through this carefully: Foreign Service Officer John S. Service is dismissed from the Department of State following a determination by…

More on Konstantin Rykov

If you saw the piece I did yesterday on Konstantin Rykov and you have any interest in Donald Trump, prostitutes and pee tapes, you might want to take a look at this: Dosug (досуг, translated as Leisure) is a Russian…

Russia Collusion Case is Proven

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen served for 23 years in the CIA including in posts overseas. He was also the chief of intelligence and counterintelligence at the Department of Energy, with responsibility for safeguarding our nuclear stockpile. He probably knows what he’s talking…

The Trump Team Was So Far Out of Their League

If, as seems likely, Julia Ioffe is correct that Yury Chaika, the prosecutor-general of the Russian Federation, is the “Crown Prosecutor” referred to in Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain, everyone involved should be concerned about their physical safety. According to…

Shit Just Got Real

Happy Birthday, America! The North Korean missile that soared high above the Sea of Japan on Tuesday was hailed by state-run television as a “shining success.” But to U.S. officials, it was a most unwelcome surprise: a weapon with intercontinental…