The Americas

“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific after Midway
“I Have No Expectation of Success”: The War in the Pacific before and after Midway

Seventy-five years after the Battle of Midway, it is a good time to reflect on the momentous events of that season, and on how quickly the course of history can turn.

The Winning Combination: The American Military May Have Found a Successful Strategy for Fighting ISIS in the Middle East
The Winning Combination: The American Military May Have Found a Successful Strategy for Fighting in the Middle East

The American strategy in fighting Islamic State (ISIS) in Northern Iraq and Syria seems to be working. President Obama deserves some credit for this success, along with the US military and President Trump.

Nagasaki
Nukes & Friendship

America’s atomic strike on Nagasaki occurred on August 9, 1945. The date should also be recalled as the start of one of history’s most amazing friendships.

Falklands War
Presidential Phone Chats & Reagan’s Falklands Error

Aggression was decisively and instructively defeated before a watching world during the Falklands War. But there’s a warning embedded in the success story.

What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis
What You Should Know About the Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela’s new Constituent Assembly will hold its first meeting today. The Trump administration has already placed new sanctions on the regime and may impose further sanctions. Here is what you should know about the ongoing Venezuela crisis.

Pat Buchanan Blames America First

Pat Buchanan derides internationalists as dreamers disregarding his supposedly sensible neo-isolationist realism but advocates a nearly Utopian perspective.

Venezuela referendum
Venezuelan Referendum: Maduro’s Strongest Pillar Has Fallen

On July 16, more than 7 million Venezuelan citizens voted in a national referendum. The Venezuelan people have spoken. Now the world needs to respond.

Trump Should Reverse Obama’s Lifting of Sudan Sanctions
Trump Should Reverse Obama’s Lifting of Sudan Sanctions

Despite continued violence in Sudan and the disapproval of senior members of Congress, last January President Obama signed an executive order lifting Sudan sanctions on a probationary basis.

Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money
Goldman Sachs and Venezuelan Blood Money

Last month Goldman Sachs confirmed it handed a blood-soaked economic lifeline to the authoritarian socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.