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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).

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN ­ For anyone who has witnessed the slow erosion of democracy in Russia over the past decade, seeing Prime Minister Vladimir Putin win...

If 2001 was the year when international terrorism hit American soil, then 2009 was the year when Americans became the targets of domestic terrorism. In...

Barack Obama entered the White House riding a wave of popularity around the world unparalleled in recent political history. His margin of victory among American...

Former Ronald Reagan speechwriter Peter Robinson reminds us of an "arresting" document that London Times reporter Tim Sebastian dug up in the Soviet archives in...

Two important pieces track the incredible tergiversations of Roger Cohen. Jordan Hirsch points to the contradictions implicit in the New York Times columnist's heartfelt expressions...

One of the more disturbing, and perplexing, parts of Barack Obama's much-lauded Cairo speech was his endorsement of the "right" of women to the hijab—as...

It has become fashionable once again to proclaim America's decline. Books herald a "post-American world" and the "end of the American era." The question is...

It has become fashionable once again to proclaim America’s decline. Books herald a “post-American world” and the “end of the American era.” The question is...

The most bizarre moment of the Michael Jackson memorial a few weeks ago at the Staples Center in Los Angeles had to be the rambling...

In an Economist-sponsored debate on the motion "This house believes that Barack Obama's America is now an honest broker between Israel and the Arabs," J...

James Taranto points to a strange story in yesterday's New York Times by Simon Romero praising President Obama for getting the better of Venezuela's Hugo...

Last week, the Justice Department unveiled charges against a husband and wife team of State Department employees who allegedly spied for Cuba for nearly 30...