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Biden’s Pipeline To Nowhere: It’ll Build Back Russia Better

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 21, 2021

In a major policy blunder, Team Biden is formally giving an okay to the Russian pipeline’s last hundred miles and in so doing creates a major security threat to all of Europe and underscores the damage they have already inflicted on the American oil…

How Prince Harry Is Giving a New Meaning to the Word Chutzpah

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 20, 2021

Is it “Sweeps Week”? That’s the question with which diarist was struck upon hearing that Harry and Meghan have requested their baby daughter be christened at Windsor Castle. The Sussexes’ last encounter before the public eye, a sit-down interview with…

To Free Cuba, Make Guantanamo the New Ellis Island

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 19, 2021

The people of Cuba are demonstrating extraordinary bravery by rising up for freedom and democracy against their brutal communist dictatorship. President Biden is reacting with a disgraceful display of foreign policy clumsiness. The epitome of this…

British Labor’s Left Flank Is Nursing the Idea of Irish Unification

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 18, 2021

To what lengths will Britain’s Labor Party go to advance its leftist agenda? It might be inappropriate to question the patriotism of political parties, goes the conventional wisdom. Simple good manners, after all, dictate that, regardless of the…

Will Israel Blink If Biden Seeks To Open Consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem?

By ALEX TRAIMAN, Jewish News Syndicate
July 15, 2021

Just one month after Naftali Bennett was sworn in as prime minister, the new Israeli government is grappling with an attempt to rollback one of the most significant foreign-policy achievements of the Netanyahu era.

British Tories Facing a Crossroads: How Will They Keep Faith With Britons?

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 15, 2021

As Britons anticipate leaving lockdown July 19, the Conservative Party stands at a crossroads. How does it keep faith with the British people? Of the United Kingdom’s independence from the European Union, Brexiteers can paraphrase Sir Winston…

Secret History of Haiti Cries Out for Redemption of the Debts It Is Owed

By RAYMOND JOSEPH, Special to the Sun
July 14, 2021

“Haiti appears to be cursed,” wrote Le Monde, in an editorial two days after President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated. “It is a failed state,” added the august Parisian daily. This does not surprise me. Haiti attracts world attention only at times of…

Will Biden Take a Powder on Journalist Iran Plotted To Abduct From Brooklyn?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
July 14, 2021

When I first got a whiff a while back of the plot, I thought, no way: Even the Iranian regime wouldn’t undermine the nuclear talks in Vienna by kidnapping a journalist as distinguished as Masih Alinejad. Then another thought nagged me: What if the…

Is Biden Ready To Enforce America’s Libertad Law To Open Up Cuba?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
July 12, 2021

President Biden used today the right words, up to a point, to address the unprecedented revolt in Cuba, the Communist-ruled island mere 330 miles off of Miami. Is he ready, though, to help Cubans bring an end to the Castro-made Caribbean eyesore…

Sláinte! Declaims Our Diarist as Scottish Secession Seems To Be Deferred

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
July 9, 2021

Scottish secession deferred? Sláinte! Or “cheers,” in the Celtic tongue. Such is the pronouncement by cabinet minister Michael Gove, speaking on behalf of the British government. With national sovereignty still residing at London, the governing…

Whom Is Haiti Going To Call? UN Has Little Credibility Bringing Assassins To Justice

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
July 8, 2021

Haiti’s acting prime minister, Claude Joseph, wants the United Nations to investigate the assassination on Wedneday of President Jovenel Moïse. Word of caution: Turtle Bay isn’t very good at this. In a closed door session today, the Security Council…

Haiti’s Assassinated President Faced a Country in Revolt Against His Government

By RAYMOND JOSEPH, Special to the Sun
July 7, 2021

The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse — by gunmen who, in the small hours this morning, slew him in his private home — will shock the world. Haiti, after all, has been off the radar since the 2010 earthquake. Haitians, though, won’t have to…

How One Newspaper Called the Hong Kong Story Right From the Start

Wall Street Journal Figured It Out a Generation in Advance

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 5, 2021

Journalists celebrate themselves annually with Pulitzer Prizes for the best work published in the previous year. Often, though, a single year is too short a time span in which to judge journalism. A different and more distinguished prize might…

Biden’s Own Logic for an Iran Deal Is Unraveling Fast

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
June 29, 2021

“Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” Thus spake President Biden, with the outgoing president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, by his side at the White House. Let’s see. If Mr. Biden runs for, and wins reelection (two big ifs), he would be out…

Game of Throwns: Beware of Underestimating the United States

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
June 29, 2021

There can be little doubt the United States is now in a contest with China over which will be the most important country in the world. In important respects, we are replicating the German challenge to the United Kingdom prior to World War I and the renewed German challenge of the 1930s, or the Soviet challenge for 45 years after World War II.

Must Britain Be Ever in Thrall to the Tories and Labor?

Our Brexit Diarist Presses the Question

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
June 21, 2021

“John Bercow Defects To Labor,” reads the Guardian headline. Did ever a scoop offer less reason to “stop the presses”? Too many Tories will admit, however, that the former Speaker of the House of Commons is not the only Conservative whose adherence to…

Will Boris Johnson Meet His Waterloo on the ‘Sunlit Uplands’ of Brexit? 

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
June 18, 2021

British polemist Hilaire Belloc, introducing his primer on the Battle of Waterloo, hinted at a paradox: Did Wellington, acclaimed victor, in fact lose at Waterloo? Was victory inexorably won by Napoleon, whose hubris we believe lost him the battle?…

Message to Iran: ‘The Era of Lies Is Over’ 

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
June 15, 2021

As Israel’s new government settles in, President Biden and Prime Minister Bennett agree to disagree on Iran — which means we could be at the start of a geopolitical game of good-cop-bad-cop. Addressing the Knesset before the Sunday vote that made him…