Commentary

  • June 2011
  • The Con Man and His Pet Columnist

    1st Jun 2011

    Why does Nicholas Kristof continue to defend the charlatan Greg Mortenson? When Greg Mortenson—the Montana nurse who earned worldwide fame with…

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  • April 2011
  • The Russian Reset: A Eulogy

    1st Apr 2011

    Last April in Prague, President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, to sign the Measures for the Further Reduction…

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  • September 2010
  • The Unspoken Alliance

    1st Sep 2010

    The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa By Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Pantheon Books, 336 pages In The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship…

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  • July 2010
  • Little War, Big Problems

    25th Jul 2010

    A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West By Ronald D. Asmus, Palgrave MacMillan,…

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  • May 2010
  • The Gospel of Sergio

    25th May 2010

    Sergio a film by Greg Barker (Chasing the Flame, USA, 2009) There is a moment in Sergio, the documentary about the…

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  • November 2009
  • What Price Popularity?

    1st Nov 2009

    Pursuing the favour of global publics has not shown the results President Obama heralded; it may be making things worse.…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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