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Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley

Monica Crowley is senior fellow at the London Center of Policy Research.

Articles by Monica Crowley

Illustration on consequences of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by M. Ryder/Tribune Content Agency

ISIS can't believe its good fortune

Even after the Islamic State beheaded a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, this week, its rapid rise and barbaric savagery still has many folks perplexed, including the president of the United States. Published September 3, 2014

The left's relentless attack on Alaska

Alaska is spectacular. The breathtaking majesty of unspoiled nature is all around you. So, apparently, is the left and its insidious influence. Published August 20, 2014

Illustration on Richard Nixon by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Nixon. Now more than ever

Forty years ago this week, President Richard Nixon resigned from office. I was a very young child as I watched him announce his decision to resign on Aug. 8, 1974. Published August 6, 2014

Broken Pottery Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The real 'Pottery Barn' president

"You break it, you own it." That was the famous warning of then-Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to President George W. Bush during the debate leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Published July 30, 2014

Illustration on Obama's leading America into crisis by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

CROWLEY: The takedown of the American superpower

It amazes me that more than 5 years into Barack Obama's presidency, otherwise-intelligent people are still wondering who he is, what he believes and why he's doing what he's doing. It's not a mystery. Published July 17, 2014

California Gov. Ronald Reagan speaks during the National Governor's Conference in Washington in this Feb. 27, 1969 photo. He died Saturday, June 5, 2004 at his home in California, according to a friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity. He was 93. (AP Photo)

The West may rise again

Not so long ago, the American West was fertile ground for conservative thought, action, and leadership. It was the region that remained most faithful to the nation's founding principles of personal freedom, rugged individualism, and economic freedom. It prided itself on being the nation's political frontier, a place that maintained its fiercely devoted embrace of the pioneering spirit that gave rise to America's continental expansion and ultimately, its superpower status. Published July 16, 2014

Israelis light candles as they gather in Jerusalem after the announcement that the bodies of the three missing teenagers were found near the West Bank town of Hebron, late Monday, June 30, 2014. The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The grisly discovery culminated a feverish search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was huddling with his Security Cabinet late Monday to discuss a response. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

CROWLEY: The 'gates of hell' ajar in the Middle East

A little over two weeks ago, three Israeli teenagers set off for home from the Jewish seminaries, where they were studying near the West Bank city of Hebron. Hitchhiking is not unusual for Israeli teenagers studying in the West Bank, despite its dangers. And the three — Eyal Yifrah, 19; Gilad Shaar, 16; and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship — began the trek home. Published June 30, 2014