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Ukraine smolders as Yanukovych fights for power, protester buried

Photo: Political rally in Lviv, Ukraine / James Picht By James Picht WASHINGTON, January 26, 2014 – Mikhail Zhiznevsky, one of three protesters killed near Ukraine’s parliament building in Kyiv on Wednesday, was laid to rest today. His coffin was carried from St. Michael’s cathedral through the streets of Kyiv, while thousands of protesters sang ...

The Russian adoption ban and Putin’s petty, brutal politics

The adoption ban is called the “Dima Yakovlev” law for a Russian toddler whose adoptive American father, Miles Harrison, left him in a car, where he died of heatstroke. That death was only an excuse; the Russian law was passed in response to America’s Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.

Iraqi Sunnis fleeing violence travel to Shia city of Karbala

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2014 — Sunni refugees fleeing Al Qaeda linked violence are flocking to the Shia holy city of Karbala, where they are being met with open arms. Last month, Al Qaeda announced that it had taken over two key cities in the Sunni majority province of Anbar, sparking fears of escalating terrorism in ...

Why America’s ‘Asia pivot’ strategy isn’t fooling anyone in Asia

HONOLULU, January 23, 2014 – In the ancient Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, author Luo Guanzhong writes “When one is born great, one cannot be patient for long under another person’s domination.” In the not-too-distant future, not only will China surpass the United States as an economic and military giant, but all of ...

France: Recolonizing Africa in the name of counter-terrorism

Corporations have raided Africa before, of course. Diamonds, gold, and oil are all in abundance there. But so many African nations are unstable due to civil war and insurgency. Fix the insurgency, Africa becomes a more stable market. A more stable market means steady growth.

Libya, Liberals, and France

America must lead. If we don’t, our nation will soon be as irrelevant as American leftists and the French secular leftists they worship.

I am not rebuilding Egypt

If I had a hammer, I would not hammer in the morning, evening, or anywhere across this land. I would give the hammer to somebody stronger and in better physical condition.