foreign policy


Strike Two: US Again Launches ‘Defense’ Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute February 14, 2018   Strike Two: US Again Launches ‘Defense’ Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria     For the second time in a week, US military forces occupying northeast Syria have attacked Syrian government forces, blowing up a Russian-made T-72 battle tank on Saturday. According to a statement made today […]

Strike Two: US Again Launches 'Defense' Attack on Russian and Syrian Forces in Syria

Patrick J. Buchanan

Is US Being Sucked Into Syria’s War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com February 14, 2018   Is US Being Sucked Into Syria’s War?     Candidate Donald Trump may have promised to extricate us from Middle East wars, once ISIS and al-Qaida were routed, yet events and people seem to be conspiring to keep us endlessly enmeshed. Friday night, a drone, apparently modeled […]


Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”

By Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams Mises Institute February 5, 2018   Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of “Defense”   Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute joins Jeff Deist for an unbridled discussion of the true costs of war. We know the US spends more on “defense” than many big countries combined, but what are […]

Daniel McAdams on the Real Cost of "Defense"

Ron Paul

Despite Setbacks, Liberty Will Prevail in 2018

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute January 1, 2018   Despite Setbacks, Liberty Will Prevail in 2018   Happy New Year! We always approach a new year with anticipation, hope, and also some worries. Last year was one of the strangest political years I have seen in some time. A new Republican president spent his first […]


Who Wants War with Iran — and Why?

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com December 19, 2017     In the run-up to Christmas, President Donald Trump has been the beneficiary of some surprisingly good news and glad tidings. Sunday, Vladimir Putin called to thank him and the CIA for providing Russia critical information that helped abort an ISIS plot to massacre visitors to Kazan […]

Patrick J. Buchanan

Ron Paul

Who to Believe on Washington’s Korea Policy, Tillerson or Trump?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute December 19, 2017   Who to Believe on Washington’s Korea Policy, Tillerson or Trump?   President Trump has often said that his foreign policy objective was to keep his enemies guessing. If that’s the goal, you could say that he’s doing a good job. The problem is who does he […]


Russia’s Pulling Out Of Syria…Why Can’t We?

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute December 14, 2017   Russia’s Pulling Out Of Syria…Why Can’t We?   Yesterday [12/11/17], Russian president Vladimir Putin paid a surprise visit to Russian troops fighting ISIS in Syria. He announced that since the battle against the extremists was essentially won, he was ordering the bulk of Russian military forces […]

Russia's Pulling Out Of Syria...Why Can't We?

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

By Ryan McMaken Mises Institute December 8, 2017   The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense   Before the US Constitution of 1787 was ratified, its proponents have claimed a centralized and powerful American state was necessary for the purposes of military defense. But, as the Anti-Federalists of the time pointed out, the older constitution (known […]


Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton.

By Against Crony Capitalism November 29, 2017   Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton.     The war in Libya was in nearly every way a colossal failure. But colossal failures tend to have long tails. Both Hillary’s time in politics and the Libyan “war” both have long tails of misery. […]

Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton.

Ron Paul

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute November 24, 2017   Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?   It’s remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored. A recent Washington Post […]


Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

By Patrick J. Buchanan LewRockwell.com November 15, 2017   Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia     If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President Trump should disabuse his royal highness of any notion that America would be doing his fighting for him. Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, […]

Patrick J. Buchanan

Dennis Kucinich Discusses the ‘Permanent Government’ behind US Foreign Intervention

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute November 15, 2017   Dennis Kucinich Discusses the ‘Permanent Government’ behind US Foreign Intervention     In a recent interview with host Wilmer Leon at the Inside the Issues show, former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) discussed how what Kucinich terms the “permanent […]


A Day in the Life of the Empire

By Charles Goyette LewRockwell.com November 4, 2017 A Day in the Life of the Empire   On March 9, 2015 President Obama formally declared a new national emergency.   Most Americans went about their business that day without ever suspecting that what the White House called “an unusual and extraordinary threat to our national security” had […]

A Day in the Life of the Empire

Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan

Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute November 2, 2017   Rep. John Duncan: No Conservative Should Support Staying in Afghanistan   “We’re long past the time we should have gotten out of Afghanistan,” US Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) told the Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security today. The Congressman, who sits on the Ron […]


Niger: Finally, A War John McCain Doesn’t Love

By Ilana Mercer Mises Institute November 1, 2017   Niger: Finally, A War John McCain Doesn’t Love   News first broke about America’s Niger misadventure on October 4. “The real news here is that the US has forces in Niger, where they’re conducting covert operations,” this writer tweeted out. “Hashtag America First.” Official media ignored the ambush of […]

Niger: Finally, A War John McCain Doesn't Love