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 17, 2020
Less Than Two Minutes to Midnight – and Getting Closer

But today, the leaders of the West have totally repressed the dangers of thermonuclear Armageddon.

September 6, 2020
The Anarchist Assassination of U.S. President William McKinley and Its Links to the Murder of Tsar Alexander II

In 1901, there was a political coup d’etat in the United States that transformed the world and nobody noticed.

August 30, 2020
Ghosts of the American Republic

No issues were ever debated in Milwaukee. The proud Democrats followed the script of Republican Nixon in 1968. They refused to debate anything.

August 24, 2020
The Seven Dangerous Paradoxes of Kamala Harris

There is no mystery or dark secret in Harris’s background. Instead the ironies and paradoxes, while thick on the ground have always been in plain sight.

August 22, 2020
Bismarck, Britain’s COVID -19 Crisis and the Failure of the National Health Service

Instead of obsessively trying to remake themselves into a caricature of a United States itself in deep crisis, the British would do better to seek better relations and cultivate an attitude of genuine respect for such nations as Russia and Germany.

August 11, 2020
Prince Peter Kropotkin and the Murder of the Liberator Tsar

Why did London host a convention of anarchists in July 1881 less than three months after they had murdered the Liberator Tsar of Russia?

August 7, 2020
The Smartest Guy in His West Point Class

The imaginary inner world of a fool is a dangerous place, especially if he happens to be the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

August 5, 2020
Water Wars and America’s Fate

The water problem in the U.S. has been growing for half a century but has reached such enormous dimensions in the 21st century that neocon imperialist Republican, neoliberal imperialist Democratic and Green policymakers are all oblivious to it.

July 16, 2020
How America’s Adult Children Who Never Grew Up Became Dostoyevsky’s Demons

We now see the shredding of American society into two antipathetic sections, the ultra-liberals and the caricature conservatives that hate each like poison and seek no common ground whatsoever.

July 11, 2020
The First NATO: British and French Joint Aggressions in the Mid-19th Century

As U.S. President Harry Truman liked to say, there is nothing new under the sun except the history you don’t already know.