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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 light of President Obama's returning home empty-handed after pleading with our European allies to boost their troop commitments to Afghanistan, it's heartening to see...

At a news conference in Strasbourg, France, earlier this week, President Obama said the following in response to a questioner from Austria: It was also interesting...

A committee of Arab doctors has been established to "investigate" what caused the death of Yasser Arafat. The passing of the Palestinian terrorist leader and...

Courtesy of Mickey Kaus, we now have a view into the infamous "Journolist," on which over 300 liberal journalists and activists debate -- er --...

Earlier this week, news emerged of unidentified aircraft killing 39 arms smugglers in Sudan in January. Israel is suspected of having carried out the attack,...

Today brings the disappointing news that the government of South Africa has denied a visa to the Dalai Lama, who was planning to visit next...

There are a lot of unexpected gems in Philip Weiss's American Conservative story on Chas Freeman, especially from the great defender of the Tiananmen...

It was only a matter of time before J Street -- the self-proclaimed "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization that is neither -- came to the defense of...

It's always worth mentioning -- and bears repeating -- that The Nation magazine's chief national security reporter, Robert Dreyfuss, was the former Middle East Editor...

The New York Times today essentially reprints Chas Freeman's conspiratorial view of how his appointment as Chairman of the National Intelligence Council went down, in...

One of the most amazing things about the appointment of the Tiananmen Square Massacre enthusiast Charles "Chas" Freeman as National Intelligence Council Chairman is how...

Itinerant actor and political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell is none too pleased with New York Governor David Paterson's appointing Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to fill Hillary Clinton's...