Martin Sieff

During his 24 years as a senior foreign correspondent for The Washington Times and United Press International, Martin Sieff reported from more than 70 nations and covered 12 wars. He has specialized in US and global economic issues.

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May 19, 2019
Venezuela Exposes the Myth of John Bolton’s “Genius”

In Venezuela, Bolton showed none of the ruthless, devious subtlety of a Dwight D. Eisenhower in masterminding a coup and fragrant breach of international law without appearing to have anything to do with it.

May 12, 2019
Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day

An acknowledgement of the leading Soviet role in the victory of 1945 would serve as a reminder of how much the USA and the USSR were able to accomplish together in their joint triumph over fascism.

May 4, 2019
NATO’s Stoltenberg, Satan’s Hollow Man

Once head of NATO, Stoltenberg underwent a predictable transformation: The lifelong anti-war dove who had protested the Vietnam War in his youth, overnight became an armchair war hawk.

April 30, 2019
Lyra McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers

Were all the journalistic staff and institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom weighed in one scale – and Julian Assange or Lyra McKee put in the other, either would outweigh them all.

April 26, 2019
Shadow of Sarajevo 1914 Hangs Over Trump’s Golan Coup

Trump and Netanyahu still congratulate themselves on getting the United States to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. They should not.

April 21, 2019
The Beast Behind the Mask: The US Fanatical Passion to Destroy Venezuela

The mask has fallen off any remaining pretense of Washington’s concern about the Venezuelan people and only the resort to naked brute force, incompetently applied is left.

April 7, 2019
Uneasy Hangs the Head That Wears a Crown: The Lessons Donald Trump Needs to Learn from William Shakespeare

We forget how Shakespeare’s historical tragedies were also political thrillers all filled with mind-bogglingly complex plots and intrigues. Whenever one intrigue failed, the villains – and even the heroes – simply moved on to concoct a new one.

March 31, 2019
Chaining America’s Destiny to the Chaos of Ukraine

The three leading candidates in this election, current President Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and literal clown Volodymyr Zelensky outdo each other in their expressed hatred of Russia.

March 29, 2019
Trump Must Fire Bolton – To Save the Peace of the World

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. If Bolton looks, acts and sounds like a dangerous warmongering fanatic that is because he is a dangerous warmongering fanatic.

March 26, 2019
The ‘Boy Toys’ Who Dream of Leading the West

When ruling establishments lose every vestige of decency and confidence in public scrutiny, they turn to appointing nonentities as public figureheads, as the only figures weak enough not to threaten them with any hint of independence.