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The Syrian Chimera (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)

The truth is, Russia is expanding

I have written before that I don't believe Russia is the number one threat to American security. On the contrary, a rising China is much more bent on confronting America militarily in the South China Sea or elsewhere, and Iran is bent on developing nuclear weapons to use irresponsibly.

"Call me a radical," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, on "60 Minutes." She's frequently referred to as "AOC." (Associated Press)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a Socialist Republican?

Our new "I'll take your money honey" in Congress is Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who famously wants to give everything away to everyone, and destroy the republic of the United States of America as we know it. She apparently fancies herself to Lincoln (the Republican) and FDR (the Socialist). The dichotomy of that comparison on its face shows idiocy.

In this Dec. 1, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, second from right, meets with China's President Xi Jinping, second from left, during their bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. China promised Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might help dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to in Argentina.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) **FILE**

U.S. economic resilience spells Chinese model's doom

There is a historical truth about the American economy -- it is deep, wide, and resilient. Managed economies, or communism, by contrast, may work for a period of time, due to favorable economic winds. But eventually you have to pay the piper. It's a lesson that China is about to learn the hard way.

FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, 3rd left, watches during the opening of the SGR cargo train runs on a China-backed railway from the port containers depot in Mombasa Kenya, to Nairobi. A wave of Chinese-financed railways and other trade links in Africa and Asia that have prompted worries about debt and Beijing's ambitions is reducing politically dangerous inequality between regions within countries, a multinational group of researchers said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File) **FILE**

China plans to take over the world

China is stealing our technology, manipulating its currency, taking advantage of our lenient immigration policies, and practicing unfair trade in order to soon become the largest economy in the world, and the nation in control of the world's resources.

Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama addresses the media during a press conference at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak) **FILE**

Albania strikes blow against Iran's campaign of terror

- The Washington Times

It may not have been big news in the West, but it's worth noting and praising Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama's recent decision to expel two Iranian diplomats, including the ambassador, from this tiny Balkan country. The stated reason was for activity "damaging to [Albania's] national security."

The slaying of Mr. Khashoggi, an American resident, journalist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has strained Riyadh's diplomatic credibility around the world. (Associated Press/File)

Khashoggi killing 'was meant to send a message'

Since we last spoke to Ali Al-Ahmed of the Gulf Institute here in Washington, D.C., much has changed with the Khashoggi Affair, where a Saudi operative turned political commentator was butchered in the Saudi consulate in Turkey.

FILE- In this May 29, 2018, file photo George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations listens to the conference after his speech entitled "How to save the European Union" as he attends the European Council On Foreign Relations Annual Council Meeting in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) **FILE**

Kyrgyzstan latest target for misguided leftist misrule

Mr. Soros and his acolytes have also long been active in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. The recent confirmation of Mr. Lu as U.S. ambassador to Bishkek, fresh from his tour in Tirana, raises fears that yet another country struggling to recover from the hangover of Soviet misrule is about to be prescribed precisely the wrong policy medicine.

Illustration on climate-change predictions by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Trump is right about climate change, China and the Democrats

After just finishing the revealing book by Michael Pillsbury, "The Hundred Year Marathon," which outlines in frightening detail the slow but deadly quest of China to dominate the United States, and their deceit and subterfuge to achieve that goal, I am more convinced than ever that the climate change scam is funded and enabled by the Chinese state, and yes, as a weapon to destroy the West.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a joint news conference with his Dominican Republic counterpart Miguel Vargas following their talks in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Regarding the incident where a Russian coast guard fired on three Ukrainian boats Sunday and then seized them along with the crews Lavrov said Monday that Ukraine has violated international law and provoked Russia by sending its navy vessels through the Kerch Strait without permission. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Ukraine's Poroshenko wants to stay in power

There are many facets to the Russo-Ukrainian conflict - the obvious and the more opaque. The obvious is that Russia has aggressively used its power over the Kerch Strait to harass Ukrainian shipping and block Ukrainian ports such as Mariupol.

People cast their ballots at a polling station during rebel elections in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels are voting for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. (AP Photo)

Russian hybrid warfare in Ukraine

The West is well aware of Russian actions in Ukraine that began with Russian armed forces annexing the Crimean peninsula in March 2014, as well as initiation of the war in Donbas, which unfortunately is still ongoing