Francis P. Sempa
Aug 7, 2020
China's Rise Is MacArthur's Vindication
In the midst of President Harry Truman’s controversial firing of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War, Air Force General George Kenny, who brilliantly led...
Jul 30, 2020
Civil Unrest and Presidential Power: What History Teaches
The current civil unrest in this country involves violent Marxist and left-wing rioters assaulting and sometimes killing police, vandalizing businesses, defacing and destroying...
Jul 23, 2020
Revisiting Most Influential Work on Naval Strategy
In 1885, Alfred Thayer Mahan, an American naval officer, joined the faculty at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. His lectures were popular among students, and the...
Jul 8, 2020
The Assault on Civilization
“Liberalism,” wrote James Burnham in his 1964 classic Suicide of the West, “is the ideology of Western suicide.” Western civilization and the police that...
Jul 2, 2020
Asia's Cold War
Seventy years ago on June 25, 1950, communist North Korean armed forces, encouraged, supported, and equipped by the Soviet Union and Communist China, invaded South Korea. William...
Jun 19, 2020
Norman Podhoretz’s 'The Present Danger' at 40
Forty years ago, Norman Podhoretz, then editor of Commentary magazine, wrote a book entitled The Present Danger. It was a small book—a little over a hundred pages—but its...
May 14, 2020
Return of American Anticommunism
As Americans continue to suffer deaths and economic carnage as a result of a virus unleashed on the world by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) , a growing anticommunism is...
Apr 29, 2020
History Can Be Unkind: FDR, Truman and China
America’s economy has been shutdown and more than 50,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a virus either recklessly or deliberately unleashed on the world by the Chinese...
Apr 26, 2020
Kennan's 'American Diplomacy' Turns 70
Almost 70 years ago, the University of Chicago Press published George F. Kennan’s American Diplomacy, a book that traced U.S. diplomatic history from the Spanish-American War...
Apr 15, 2020
Exploring Indo-Pacific Power Struggle
eopolitical analysis is partly based on geographical perspective. Writers on geopolitics tend to view the world from their home country’s perspective. Australian national...
Apr 14, 2020
America, West Ignored Warnings About Stalin
Seventy-five years ago, near the end of the Second World War when Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union was America’s ally against Nazi Germany, two of the most perceptive American...
Mar 31, 2020
Weigert, Fischer, and Containment of China
The political geographer Saul B. Cohen defined geopolitics as the relation of international politics to its geographical setting. Since Britain’s Halford J. Mackinder in 1904...
Mar 26, 2020
Mackinder and the Geopolitics of the First World War
Sir Halford Mackinder (1861-1947), educator, geographer, statesman, and geopolitical thinker, was best known for three geopolitical works: “The Geographical Pivot of...
Mar 19, 2020
U.S. Ninth Army Crosses the Roer
In February 1945, in the wake of Germany’s unsuccessful offensive in the Ardennes Forest known as the Battle of the Bulge, the Allied armies in northwest Europe launched their...
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