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Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a columnist for The Washington Times.

Articles by Clifford D. May

Communist China's imperialist dreams of dividing the world

A century ago, Vladimir Lenin wrote a book titled "Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism." I doubt it occurred to him that imperialism might one day become the highest stage of communism. Yet that day is here. Published May 26, 2020

Israel's daunting decision on drawing permanent borders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his new coalition government now face a daunting decision. The Trump administration has indicated that it would not object if Israelis were to extend sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. Published May 19, 2020

Illustration on modern international challenges by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

How the United States and our allies should deal with enemies

David Kilcullen devotes much of his book to exploring how the dragons (Moscow and Beijing) and the snakes (Tehran, Pyongyang and non-state jihadi groups) have learned from each other, and become more dangerous in the process. Published March 10, 2020

Illustration on the persecution of Jimmy Lai by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

U.S. must demand that China release freedom fighter Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai was arrested last week. Conviction could mean five years in prison. Or more: "We have every reason to believe that the trial of traitors like Lai has only just begun," threatened an editorial in China's official Xinhua News Agency. Published March 3, 2020

Illustration on the U.N. Human Rights Council by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

United Nations Human Rights Council delegitimizes Israel

Last week, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, published a blacklist of 112 companies operating in the West Bank, 94 of them Israeli, six American and 12 from other countries. Published February 18, 2020

Illustration on the newest Middle East peace plan by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Two Palestinian dreams: Exterminate Israel and a real nation-state

Some Palestinians have long dreamed of creating, for the first time in history, their own nation-state. Others have long dreamed of exterminating Israel, the re-created nation-state of the Jewish people. The second dream has prevented realization of the first. Published February 4, 2020