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James Kirchick

James Kirchick

James Kirchick, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age (Yale University Press).

In his most recent New York Times column excoriating Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Frank Rich wrote: The "compassionate conservative" [President Bush] who turned the 2000...

John Burns, the distinguished New York Times foreign correspondent who just recently left his posting in Baghdad (where he had been stationed since before the...

I know it's unusual, if not unheard of, to read a kind word about Jimmy Carter in these pages. But praise is nevertheless in order...

What is the point of putting sanctions on a dictator if you refuse to enforce them? This was the question that the world community faced...

Last week, I wrote about the Democratic presidential candidates' difficulty in answering the simple question regarding Israel's right to attack Iran's nuclear facilities if it...

Avi Lewis is a Canadian television host and the husband of Naomi Klein, author and columnist for the Nation and herald of the anti-American, proto-socialist,...

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has set African leaders astir with his ultimatum concerning an upcoming European Union/African Union conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Brown has...

Under the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stands guilty of incitement to genocide....

At Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate, Tim Russert asked a very simple question of the major candidates, beginning first with Hillary Clinton: Senator Clinton, in 1981,...

Over 30 years ago, the murderous Ugandan dictator Idi Amin came to New York City to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. Amin had,...

At a ceremony marking the sixth anniversary of September 11, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick remarked that the murder of some 3,000 people by al Qaeda...

Last week, the boldest and most outspoken advocate for liberty in Zimbabwe—Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube of Bulawayo, the country's second largest city—resigned his position because...