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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September 14, 2019
Why the Protestors of Hong Kong Are Destroying the Prosperity of Their Country

The protestors of Hong Kong now need to take a step back, suck in a deep breath and pause to think long and hard before they charge down a doomed and awful path.

September 11, 2019
The Fall of John Bolton: Exercising Power with the Grace of a Cockroach

John Bolton was only national security adviser of the US for less than 18 months but it felt as if he had been there forever. And we are not – alas – done with him yet.

September 8, 2019
Lessons From the Liberation of Majdanek

The bravery of the millions of ordinary Russian, Ukrainian and other nationalities in the Red Army who won the war and liberated the worst Nazi death camps needs to be remembered and honored, not forgotten in the West, or swept under the carpet.

September 3, 2019
When Will They Ever Learn? Poland Imagines Hating, Insulting Russia Can Bring Peace, Security

The dark story of the descent into nightmarish world war in 1939 proved once again that senseless hatred for Russia and all Russians is a stupid as well as a contemptible policy and that it never succeeds.

August 30, 2019
Queen Elizabeth and Boris Johnson Doom the Windsors to the Fate of the Hapsburgs

In effect Boris Johnson just killed nearly 360 years of constitutional rule in England since the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 after Cromwell’s death stone cold dead and made the Queen his accomplice.

August 25, 2019
Airstrip One Pleads for Help From Oceania and Big Brother Trump

Boris Johnson through his own reckless drive to pull off a hard, no-deal Brexit has also destroyed any hope for the special trade deal with the United States that he imagined would stave off disaster.

August 20, 2019
Democrats May Yet Flock to Their Wild Card From the Astral Plane

Forget the vast supporting cast of 17 political performing dwarves in the Great Debates: The coming Democratic presidential race could prove vastly more entertaining and unexpected than anyone imagines, Martin Sieff writes.

August 16, 2019
Why Liberal Internationalism Has Already Lost the Global Struggle for the Future

The Big Lie is dying on its feet: It has delivered suffering, misery, uncertainty and even terror to the subject populations on whom its devotees have imposed their creeds, regardless of the clearly expressed democratic will.

August 8, 2019
Bolton, Boris and Bibi: The Three B’s Have Short Time but Great Wrath

Now that Boris Johnson has become prime minister of Britain, look for him to make common cause with US National Security Adviser John Bolton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu in reckless adventurism and gambles that will endanger the peace of the world.

August 5, 2019
Democrats Ready to Lose With Elizabeth Warren or Marianne Williamson in 2020

Democrats usually choose to be stupid rather than to win. They have had only two re-elected presidents (Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) in the past three quarters of a century since Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945.