Diana West

Posted April 18, 2014

The important-sounding Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union has recently reiterated "its strong support for Ukraine's unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity."

Posted April 11, 2014

When Brandeis University withdrew an honorary degree for Ayaan Hirsi Ali after a student-professor firestorm branded her an "Islamophobe," the campus in effect declared itself an outpost of Islamic law, American-style.

Posted April 04, 2014

Whether the Cold War is back, it's an apt moment to strike up a wider conversation about a couple of central questions from my book "American Betrayal."

Posted March 28, 2014

It may surprise some Americans to learn that almost one-quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners. Even so, just over 50 percent voted last month to cap immigration, which, unchecked, could leave indigenous Swiss a minority in 50 years. Newsweek's headline over the story was typical: "Switzerland's Sudden Fear of Immigrants."

Posted March 21, 2014

You may have missed it, but March 8 was International Women's Day, a holiday unconnected to a religious rite or person, and with no national or even seasonal significance.

Posted March 14, 2014

Reading as widely on Ukraine as possible, I kept wondering why the story wasn't making sense. Then I realized the buzzwords used to tell the story weren't adding up.

Posted February 28, 2014

Finally, a headline of my dreams: "Rand Paul: Democrats Should Be 'Embarrassed' to Be Seen With Bill Clinton."

Posted February 07, 2014

One of the hats I wear is that of Washington correspondent for Dispatch International, a European weekly newspaper co-edited by Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard. The name may ring a bell with U.S. readers because last February, a man dressed up as a postman with a fake package tried to assassinate Hedegaard, a noted critic of Islamization and proponent of free speech, at his home in Copenhagen.

Posted February 03, 2014

I can't believe I'm writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial -- again.

Posted January 24, 2014

Two Iraqi men in their 20s have been convicted of a bloody sex crime in Colorado that left the victim, a woman in her 50s, in need of immediate surgery and a colostomy bag. Three other Iraqi men, also in their 20s,were convicted on lesser charges as accessories.

Posted January 10, 2014

Excuse me while I defend President Obama. To be sure, this doesn’t happen often, if ever. But this Robert Gates story, whipping through Washington like wildfire, feels like smoke in our eyes.

Posted January 03, 2014

The reporting on China's commemoration of the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong all seemed to come from the same angle. Festivities were "understated" (AP). Events were "scaled back" (Reuters).

Posted December 28, 2013

In the interest of tying up some loose ends, here are a few updates before the new year.

Posted December 19, 2013

Feeling soaked after the gushers of drenching hagiography that crashed over the world on the death of the Nelson Mandela, I have been trying to reconcile what I know with what we are supposed to believe.

Posted December 13, 2013

It's been weeks now, more than a month in some places, but it is all about to come to an end.

Posted December 06, 2013

An extraordinary thing happened in Washington, D.C., this week. Appearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee, several constitutional scholars forthrightly and unmistakably outlined the leading danger to the survival of our constitutional republic: the usurpation of powers by President Barack Hussein Obama.

Posted November 29, 2013

When Thanksgiving 2013 is over, will Americans remember it as the holiday when the Obama administration body-snatched their friends and family and turned them into Obamacare robots?

Posted November 22, 2013

Now that U.S. and Afghan negotiators have agreed on terms of a seemingly open-ended -- if reduced -- U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and the Obama administration alike breathlessly await the verdict of the world's greatest deliberative body.

Posted November 15, 2013

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the United States marks a milestone: the 80th anniversary of when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized the Soviet Union and "normalized" U.S.-USSR relations. It is a day that should live in infamy.

Posted November 08, 2013

Dear Prospective Conservative Republican Candidates: Today's column offers strategic tips that can't possibly be worse than the ones "political consultants" charge you big bucks for. Even better, these are free.