Author: Joseph Bosco, opinion contributor

Kissinger admits he was wrong on Ukraine — what about Taiwan?

At 99, Henry Kissinger is a living demonstration that you’re never too old to learn new things — or to unlearn wrong old things. The former secretary of state has implicitly acknowledged that he dramatically misjudged Russia, its war against Ukraine, and the qualities of Ukraine’s leaders and population. After Vladimir Putin described the dissolution…

Ukrainians die as America and Germany spar over who should go first in providing tanks

In his annual speech in 2005, Vladimir Putin declared that “the collapse of the Soviet Union was a major geopolitical disaster of the century.” That was the liberation of dozens of countries that for three-quarters of a century had endured serfdom, persecution, and even liquidation under the yoke of Soviet communism. Putin’s worldview saw the…

Biden’s ‘stalemate strategy’ in Ukraine does not deter Russia and encourages China on Taiwan

At his news conference with President Volodymyr Zelensky, President Biden was posed this question by a Ukrainian journalist: “When the full-scale invasion started, U.S. officials said that Ukraine cannot receive Patriots because, as you said, it might be unnecessary escalation. And now it is happening. … And now Ukraine desperately needs more capabilities, including long-range…

History is calling Biden. Will his action on democracy match his rhetoric?

In his news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, President Biden repeated a major theme of his presidency: “We stand at an inflection point in history.” In the first year of his administration, he convened a 110-nation virtual Summit for Democracy to address the titanic struggle between autocracy and democracy, “the defining challenge of our…

The Nixon Foundation, Henry Kissinger and China: The ‘Grand Strategy disconnect’

The Richard Nixon Foundation, created to memorialize the achievements of the 37th president of the United States, recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of his historic opening to China. The program was entitled “Grand Strategy Summit Dedicated to Addressing America’s Geopolitical Challenges,” and began with a keynote address by Henry Kissinger, Nixon’s first national security adviser…

Americans need to get over political hard feelings and confront hard enemies abroad

In 2016, America’s cultural and political animosities, which had been building for years, took on a particularly hard edge. The presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made reciprocal charges of election fraud and voter suppression. Trump, expecting defeat, talked of a rigged election until he won. Clinton still questioned its legitimacy 10 months…