11:24 AM, Jul 22, 2014 • By NOAH POLLAK Read more...
Yesterday, moments after Secretary of State John Kerry departed for the Middle East to attempt to broker a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war, the State Department issued a
6:53 PM, Jul 20, 2014 • By NOAH POLLAK
Something important is missing from the New York Times's coverage of the war in Gaza: photographs of terrorist attacks on Israel, and pictures of Hamas fighters, tunnels, weaponry, and use of human shields.
10:21 AM, Jul 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fox News Sunday reports on a hot mic that caught John Kerry mocking Israel's "pinpoint operation" against Hamas in Gaza:
"It's a hell of a pinpoint operation," Kerry was recorded as saying, in the middle of network interviews. "It's a hell of a pinpoint operation."
"We've got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it's crazy to be sitting around."
6:45 PM, Jul 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
As John T. Bennett of Defense News reports, perplexity is the theme in Washington today. Everyone, it seems, is waiting for Europe. From Nancy Pelosi who said that President Obama had "taken the lead on sanctions" in the hope that the Europeans would "enthusiastically follow suit,” to General Barry McCaffrey who wonders “Where are the British? Where are the French? Where are the Germans?” And
12:47 PM, Jul 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
ISIS is well on its way to having a country of its own and, evidently, already has a military infrastructure set up to train recruits in skills needed to wage Jihad and secure the Caliphate.
Bill Roggio reports in Long War Journal:
10:01 AM, Jul 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Vladimir Putin does not seem inclined to talk nice and patch things up with the West. To the contrary, he is drawing lines. They may, or may not, be “red." He seems confident enough not to need the modifier.
As Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports:
9:06 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airlines from flying to Israel on Tuesday afternoon. Mike Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, issued the following statement Tuesday night:
7:58 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Islamists of ISIS are, as Maggie Fick and Isra' al-Rubei'i of Reuters report
… crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.
The have accomplished this not so much through tactical brilliance as ruthlessness and brutality. For instance
12:01 PM, Jul 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The tensions between Russia and the civilized world – especially Europe – are making for some tough economic decisions. Trade and finance give the U.S. and the E.U. leverage. But sanctions are not a one way street. Things do, however, seem fairly clear cut when it comes to arming Russia with top-shelf weaponry. If the West isn’t willing to cut Russia off when it comes the sale of arms, then it cannot claim to be serious about applying leverage. Which puts France in a bind.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:33 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on Obama, Putin, Ukraine, Netanyahu, Hamas, and Israel.
3:15 PM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
When nations start imposing sanctions and embargoes on each other, black markets and hoarding follow as light comes with dawn. Witness Cuban cigars, which never went away and became even more desirable, especially as a status item favored by international types who smoked them to demonstrate that they knew where, and how, to get them.
11:48 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
President Barack Obama spoke on the White House lawn Monday morning about the downing of a Malaysian Airlines airplane flying over Ukraine last week by pro-Russian separatists there.
10:01 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
So who you gonna trust, Joe Biden or Robert Gates?
Tough one, right? Gates wrote in his memoir that Biden had managed to be wrong on just about every major foreign policy matter throughout his career. Now, Biden returns fire, as Justin Sink of The Hill reports, saying that,
9:50 AM, Jul 21, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH
Can Robert McDonald, the former Procter & Gamble CEO tapped by President Obama to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, turn things around at the famously troubled department?
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:02 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the happenings this week in Ukraine, Israel, and the United States.
11:18 AM, Jul 18, 2014 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
We've been seeing short clips from President Reagan's address to the nation a few days after Korean Air Lines fight 007 was shot down by the Soviet Union.
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