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Trump’s Best Bet In Corona Crisis Is Free Markets

He Has a Chance To Turn Tables on China

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 30, 2020

President Trump has an opportunity both to defeat the novel coronavirus and to gain advantage for the United States in the competition with China for global influence, which predates both the coronavirus crisis and the Trump administration. It flared…

Pandemic Panic Is the Diagnosis

The View From Canada

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 28, 2020

The Canadian government’s management of the coronavirus crisis, if judged by what it does and its leaders say, is completely inadequate. Their relief bill is probably not sufficient in quantum or in efficiency for those unemployed or under-employed a…

History Won’t Wait For Gantz To Bow To Israel’s Voters

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 20, 2020

The third Israeli general election in a year has produced a clearer advantage for the principal party, but has been ambiguous in the more important issue of which party will lead the government. The ostensible leader of the opposition, General…

Germany, France Need To End Euro-Shilly-Shallying

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 6, 2020

For a perfect illustration of Europe’s collapse as a serious political force, one could do no better than to read a February 27 article by the former German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, Joschka Fischer. In “The West’s Final Countdown,”…

Showdown Brews As U.N. Court Targets U.S. GIs

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
March 6, 2020

An international prosecutor, Fatou Bensuda, was advised Thursday by a panel at Hague that she should go ahead and investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. It’s a shocking development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calle…

Boris Johnson, Disraeli Has His Eye On Your ‘New Dawn’

So Does Our Brexit Diarist

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
March 4, 2020

Boris Johnson, in his latest riposte to Brussels, is the man who won the heart of Brexiteers. This is the Prime Minister who tells the European Union that, unless significant progress is made quickly toward reaching a trade deal, then Britain will…

Argentina Reversing Progress on Probe Of Big Terror Bombings

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 26, 2020

Justice? Not as far Argentina’s new government is concerned. Buenos Aires is eager to walk back any progress made in investigations into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires — the worst terror act in the country’s history — or…

Underestimate Grenell At One’s Own Peril, UN Scribes Learned

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 20, 2020

Despite a chorus of critics that’s likely to grow, Richard Grenell will do well for America in his new role as acting Director of National Intelligence. That’s my prediction from covering the United Nations during the years when Mr. Grenell served…

Trump’s Road Ahead Is Lit by Biography Of Margaret Thatcher

By R. EMMETT TYRRELL, Jr., Special to the Sun
February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — I am rounding the last turn of Charles Moore’s magisterial biography of Margaret Thatcher. It is no sprint. It is not even a distances race. It is a marathon of a literary work, three think volumes. Yet, as I have said, it is…

UN Rights Panel Playing the Part Of the Joker

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 13, 2020

Think Joaquin Phoenix was a bit wacky? Try the United Nations Human Rights Council. Mr. Phoenix, a vegan, was widely ridiculed for obsessing over cows during a rambling speech delivered Sunday after winning an Oscar as best actor. Among his…

PLO’s Abbas Emerges As Incredible Shrinking Man

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 11, 2020

Mahmoud Abbas, like the protagonist of the eponymous 1959 horror movie, is the Incredible Shrinking Man — even here at the United Nations. Mr. Abbas likes to be addressed as President of the State of Palestine. In reality he wields little influence i…

Democrats Cling To the Hope That Trump Is Compromised

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 11, 2020

The Democrats are clinging to the inevitable pious fraud that Donald Trump is a compromised president because he was impeached. After a spurious investigation in which the president had none of the constitutionally guaranteed rights of a defendant or…

Kushner in New York Before Abbas Speaks to United Nations

‘You almost can’t go back,’ Trump’s senior adviser warns

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 6, 2020

Jared Kushner’s observation that champions of past failed plans for Mideast peace are first in line to condemn the current one is about to be demonstrated next Tuesday. That’s when a former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, plans to join t…

For a Full Brexit, Get Government Out of the Way

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 4, 2020

The early 1920s epitomized economic growth and employment opportunity. Good things in themselves, but especially so when “progressive” thinking at the end of the Great War argued that if nations wound down their “warfare-state” programs of govern…

Trump May Catch Middle East at a Turning Point

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 1, 2020

The U.S. Middle East peace initiative has been largely lost in the distractions of the doomed and outrageous attempt to impeach the president of the United States and the coronavirus epidemic that has already caused the quarantine of 60 million…

Beware Of Supposing Brexit’s Cause Is Won

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
January 27, 2020

“Can we easily leave the remains of such a year as this? It is all still gold,” the diarist Horace Walpole wrote as Great Britain won conquest after conquest, at France’s expense, during the final months of the Seven Years’ War. “Our bells are…

How Europe Fussed and Fretted After U.S. Attack on Soleimani

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
January 26, 2020

The response to America’s killing of Iranian terrorist chief General Qassem Soleimani illustrates again how useless the Western alliance has become, and how correct this administration is to have defined United States national security interests an…

Could Trump Peace Plan Decide Israel’s Election?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
January 26, 2020

President Trump’s reignited Mideast diplomacy will likely fall short of instant Israeli-Palestinian peace, but it may help end a political logjam that for a year has paralyzed Israel. After a Jerusalem meeting this week with Benjamin Netanyahu, Vic…