New Republic

  • December 2010
  • Mayhem in Minsk

    21st Dec 2010

    A dispatch from inside President Lukashenko’s brutal election crackdown. Minsk, Belarus—On Sunday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was reelected to five more…

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  • Belarus Betrayal

    17th Dec 2010

    Why is the West cozying up to Europe’s last dictator? On December 19, citizens in the former Soviet republic of…

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  • October 2010
  • Dispatch from the Knife's Edge

    14th Oct 2010

    The coming Kyrgyzstan catastrophe. The man tells me that the severed head is Kyrgyz. The video, relayed to me on…

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  • August 2010
  • Statue of Limitations

    12th Aug 2010

    A Russian-Georgian war—over Stalin. During the brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008, one of the earliest targets was Gori,…

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  • January 2010
  • Turf Warrior

    25th Jan 2010

    Can Dennis Blair save U.S. intelligence? In the shadow of the intelligence failure that culminated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab lighting an explosive…

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  • October 2009
  • Ousting Zelaya

    3rd Oct 2009

    Is Obama on the wrong side of the Honduran constitutional crisis? On September 12, the United States government revoked the visas of…

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  • September 2009
  • Chavez's Friend in Massachusetts

    1st Sep 2009

    The real reason Joe Kennedy II shouldn’t take his uncle’s senate seat. Speculation as to who will succeed Ted Kennedy…

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  • May 2009
  • Battle of the Homocons

    20th May 2009

    Gay Republicans can’t get along–both of them. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in April, and Frank Ricchiazzi is addressing the…

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  • March 2009
  • Do or Dybul

    11th Mar 2009

    Was Bush’s AIDS czar a pragmatic dissenter, a tool of the religious right, or both? On January 9, Ambassador Mark…

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  • February 2009
  • Pravda on the Potomac

    18th Feb 2009

    Russian propaganda descends on Washington. Ramzan Kadyrov, one would assume, is hardly the sort of man the Russian government would…

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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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