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Questions about foreign dealings still unanswered as Trump leaves office

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — We now know at least three things about the Trump administration that raise unanswered questions as the president leaves office.

First, that he had cutouts — associates and loyalists — stumbling around the world, wheeling and dealing and using Trump’s position to try to obtain favors to benefit Trump personally.

Second, that ...Read more

Trump a convenient scapegoat for attack on US Capitol

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — It’s too easy to point fingers at U.S. President Donald Trump and his rhetoric about the election having been “stolen” from him as the reason that an angry mob physically breached the nucleus of governance of the most powerful nation on Earth. Indeed, it wouldn’t have taken much to rile up protesters who suddenly found ...Read more

Increased crackdowns show the uselessness of governments

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — Now that we’re nearly a year down the road from the first reported instances of COVID-19 in the Western world, you’d think that governments would have had ample time to get a grip on the situation. Otherwise, what good are they at all?

Some of us have never put much faith in the state to save or protect us from anything. Imagine ...Read more

Coronavirus relief package includes an overseas spending spree

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — While many Americans were struggling to put gifts under the tree at the end of a year filled with COVID-19 restrictions and economic loss, President Donald Trump and Congress were busy haggling over whether Americans should be getting a government handout of either $600 or $2,000 via new legislation. Meanwhile, the same piece of ...Read more

EU countries close borders to Brits but not to terrorists

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — Terrorism couldn’t do it. Social tensions weren’t enough. Neither was the migrant crisis born of the regime change wars sparked by Western interests in the Middle East and Africa. But now, the COVID-19 panic has managed to achieve what Western leaders have tried to make us all believe was beneath our advanced state of societal ...Read more

US anti-doping measure turns international athletes into pawns

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — It’s one thing for the U.S. to sanction another country or its economic and political elites when that country threatens American interests. But now high-level amateur athletes around the world are being turned into geopolitical pawns.

Earlier this month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, ...Read more

Macron trying to take on ‘separatism’ problem in France

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to tackle France’s “separatism” problem. That such a thing even exists may come as a surprise to you. Heck, it came as a surprise to me, and I’ve been living in France for the past dozen years.

When the French thought about separatism in the past, they usually thought about regional...Read more

Targeted assassinations could open a Pandora’s box

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — When U.S. President Donald Trump recently requested from his national security advisers a series of options for targeting Iran’s main nuclear site, Natanz, his advisers reportedly deterred him from ordering a conventional missile strike. But a question loomed: What option did Trump choose instead?

It appears that we now have the ...Read more

Pandemic-leveraging ‘Great Reset’ is hardly a myth

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — Mainstream media outlets have spilled copious amounts of ink dismissing the “Great Reset” — the notion that the global COVID-19 pandemic is being exploited by global decisionmakers to usher in a self-serving agenda — as little more than a figment of active imaginations. The New York Times, BBC, Canada’s CBC, France’s Le ...Read more

Trump playing a dangerous game with Iran on his way out the door

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — For someone who can’t keep himself from firing up his Twitter account in reaction to even the smallest media-reported details that he considers to be “fake news,” U.S. President Donald Trump has been conspicuously silent about the shocking New York Times report that he requested military options last week for attacking Iran in ...Read more

How will the venerable Biden deal with the new geopolitical reality?

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — A lot has happened over the past four years while Donald Trump was president. If President-elect Joe Biden thinks he’s going to just waltz into the White House in January and reset everything back to the way it was, he’s in for a rude awakening. The world isn’t what it was four years ago. Biden and his team had better wake up to ...Read more

France forced to face link between terrorism and immigration

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — France went back into lockdown last week. The contours of the new lockdown are different from the more strict two-month confinement in March to avoid obliterating what’s left of the French economy. Schools are remaining open, and those unable to work remotely can obtain permission to continue their daily commute. But there’s ...Read more

French-Turkish tensions have an American footprint

From the Right / Rachel Marsden /

PARIS — Islamic fighters trained by the CIA and Pentagon are at least partly responsible for escalating tensions between Turkey and France. Sounds like another big win for U.S. foreign policy and its many unintended consequences.

Not since Operation Cyclone, a CIA program supporting the mujahideen in Afghanistan against the former Soviet ...Read more

 

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