Philip Giraldi

Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

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April 29, 2021
The U.S. Congress Turns on Itself: Censuring and Threats of Expulsion Proliferating

Recently there have been some appalling cases that underline how far the American Congress has separated itself from any tangible national interest.

April 22, 2021
Who Wags the Dog? Israel’s Friends in Washington Mean Constant War in the Middle East

Biden, like presidents before him, is caught in the trap between an extremist-dominated Israel and the all-powerful domestic Israel Lobby.

April 15, 2021
Shock and Awe Is a State of Mind: Millions of Deaths Have Not Made Americans Safer

Like Pompeo and Bolton, Blinken radiates a sense of moral superiority while implementing policies that result in the deaths of innocents.

April 8, 2021
The Yankees Are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It

American soldiers can still win wars, but it has to be a real war where there is something genuine at stake, like protecting one’s home and family.

April 1, 2021
The Endless War: Afghanistan Goes On and On

All indications are that the Pentagon will be able to maneuver more effectively in Washington than on the battlefield.

March 25, 2021
America Against the World: Everyone Is a Frenemy

Anyone who expected a change in tone in foreign policy due to the transition from Trump to Biden has to be disappointed.

March 18, 2021
The Puppet Masters: Is There Really a Deep State?

The danger posed by the Deep State is that it wields immense power but is unelected and unaccountable, Phil Giraldi writes.

March 11, 2021
Domestic Terrorism Goes Transnational: The war on Dissidents Picks Up Momentum

The Biden Administration is now preparing to go after the people that it objects to and will create new laws as necessary to do so.

March 4, 2021
Some Doggie Stories: Even Companion Animals Are Being Politicized

Why are people spending their time and money rescuing dogs who are the victims of abandonment or abuse being labeled “white supremacists?”

February 25, 2021
Biden’s Journey: Change Is Imperceptible

Biden has been a major disappointment for those who hoped that he’d change course regarding America’s pathological involvement in overseas conflicts.