Russia

Trump Is Right: U.S. Should Discuss Ending The Nuclear Umbrella Over Japan And South Korea

The way Washington won agreement from some nuclear-capable powers to abstain from going nuclear is to provide a “nuclear umbrella,” that is, promise to use nukes to defend them if necessary. As a result, the price of nonproliferation in East Asia is America’s willingness to risk Los Angeles to protect Seoul and Tokyo, and maybe Taipei and Canberra too. Trump was right, the U.S. ought to discuss whether those commitments are still in our interest.

Why are America’s Allies so Persistently Pathetic?

Washington’s allies generally are a pathetic lot. Benefiting from sizeable and capable populations and enjoying large and advanced economies, they nevertheless can’t be bothered to invest heavily in their own defense, so the bulk of Washington’s over-size military outlays are to project power for the benefit of its ne’er-do-well allies.

Poland Wants Britain to Help Stick Washington with Bigger NATO Bill

No one seriously expects the Dutch, Italians, or Spanish to provide permanent garrisons for Poland. The Germans, who publicly oppose the idea, won’t be coming. Only Britain and France are realistic candidates, and both only reluctantly halted further cuts in their military budget. Which leaves only you-know-who.

Foreign Liberals Shouldn’t be Liberal with American Lives and Money

Nothing in liberal philosophy requires residents of the globe’s most powerful “liberal” nation to bankrupt themselves, sacrifice their liberty, and court national destruction to try to make the earth a better place. Americans, especially traditional liberals, should choose domestic peace and prosperity over international charity and conflict.

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?

War in Syria? Where is Speaker Ryan?

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

In deepening America's involvement and risking a clash with Syrian, Russian and Iranian forces, Obama is contemptuously ignoring a Congress that has never authorized the use of military force against the Damascus regime.

War Party Targets Putin and Assad

Pat Buchanan, CNS News

Today, the U.S. is conducting strikes on ISIS, and the al-Qaida affiliate. But if we begin to attack the Syrian army or air force, we will be in a new war where the entire Shiite Crescent of Iran, Baghdad, Damascus and Hezbollah, backed by Russia, will be on the other side.

KGB's Old Headquarters of Lubyanka Glowers at New Russia, Much Like the Old

Despite the frenzied push in Washington for economic sanctions and military threats, the success of Putinism is well beyond America’s control.  The U.S. certainly should not promote military confrontation with nuclear-armed Moscow over an issue of limited importance to Washington.

U.S. and Russia Must Find Exit to Ukraine Impasse

Obama has no plausible strategy to reverse Putin’s policy toward Ukraine. While sanctions may be hurting Russia in the short term, the longer the crisis persists, the greater the financial drain Ukraine will be for America and Europe. Everyone is losing.

Russia Should Bury Lenin’s Body and the Rest of Communism

Burying Vladimir Lenin would be a powerful symbolic gesture to close an era. That still might not help the West understand what Vladimir Putin is, but it would emphatically show what he is not. And that would be no small feat at a time of dangerously rising tensions between Russia and the West.

Obama Defends Islam, Smacks Israel, American Racism at UN

Be Shapiro, Breitbart

Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the UN, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world’s least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.

U.S. Should Defend South Korea by Letting it Develop Nuclear Weapons

In Northeast Asia, nonproliferation has become the international equivalent of gun control:  only the bad guys have guns.  Russia, China, and North Korea all are nuclear powers, why not let South Korea take responsibility for its own defense?

Ukraine Crisis Reminds Americans Why NATO Should Not Expand

The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a crime by Moscow and tragedy for Kiev.  It’s also a warning for America. Washington should turn Europe’s security back to Europe.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

A new world is coming. While perhaps unwelcome news for the transnational elites championing such causes as climate change and battling global economic inequality, it's hard to see any great threat in all this to the true interests of the American people.

Whose Side Is God on Now?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

In the culture war for the future of mankind, Putin is planting Russia's flag firmly on the side of traditional Christianity.

Russia vs. Ukraine: The Tragic Perils of Nationalism

From America’s standpoint, whose flag flies over Crimea today is irrelevant. But the revival of nationalism backed by military intervention sets an ominous precedent.

McConnell Undermines Conservatives to Help Reid

Right Scoop Staff

Cruz, Lee, and Paul aimed to strip the IMF legislation out of the Ukraine aid package, which would double the US' IMF contribution while abating our influence on how the money is spent. McConnell pushed R's to vote for the bill so Reid got his 60 votes to prevent the Cruz-led filibuster.

Cruz & Paul Unite to Block Ukraine Aid Over IMF Changes

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will work to block a $1 billion Ukraine aid package unless Harry Reid strips out a controversial measure funding the International Monetary Fund.

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.