Cold War

Why is America Adding Montenegro to NATO?

NATO originally was created to act as a firebreak to war. Current policy threatens to turn it into a transmission belt of war. After getting through the entire Cold War without a shooting war with Moscow, why would Washington take action which essentially would force Russia to strike back militarily?

Is Putin the Irrational One?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

America and Russia are on a collision course today over a matter – whose flag will fly over what parts of Ukraine – no Cold War president, from Truman to Reagan, would have considered any of our business.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

Tune Out the War Party

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If we push Russia out of the tent, to whom do we think Putin will turn, if not China? This is not a call to ignore what is going on, but to understand it and act in the long-term interests of the U.S.

Finding a Way Back From the Brink in Ukraine

The only thing worse than a completely unnecessary conflict in Ukraine would be a completely unnecessary conflict involving America. Even in the worst case the U.S. has no cause for military intervention.  Who controls the Crimea ain’t worth a possible nuclear confrontation.

Some Conservatives Aren't Happy About Paul's Take on Russia

Matthew Feeney, Reason.com

Paul says that some in the GOP are "stuck in the Cold War era." While America's relationship with Russia is far from ideal, policy makers should resist falling back into the mentality that dominated American policy towards the Kremlin for decades.

Time to Leave Afghanistan

Americans should thank Afghanistan's ungrateful President Hamid Karzai for giving Washington a shove.

Jaw-Jaw Versus War-War: Negotiating a Way Out of the North Korea Impasse

Today Washington policymakers are fixated on negotiations with Iran. While the ultimate success of negotiations remain in doubt, a more stable peace at least appears possible. Not so on the Korean peninsula.