Foreign Affairs

America has long stood as the world’s bulwark of freedom, facing down the Soviet Union in the Cold War and presiding since World War II over the shaping of a world order conducive to the spread of wealth and freedom. Increasingly, this is threatened by the rise of communist-ruled China and its despotic cohorts such as Russia, Iran and North korea. This is the basic showdown of our time, requiring a strong defense and dedication to America’s role as leader of the Free World — a role in which we take pride.

Policy Focus: Russia’s War And America’s Follies

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, marking the end of the long Cold War, the U.S. swooped in not as conqueror but as a partner, aiming to help Russia replace the debris of its destitute and brutal communist system with a market economy and democratic institutions. The hope was…

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