Cold War on Townhall

Paul Kengor - Fri Mar 8

Today,Ronald Reagan’s Evil Empire speech turns 30 years old. It stands as one of the most memorable orations of the last three decades. It coined a phrase, a tag, a label—one that utterly fit. If the shoe fits, wear it. Well, this jackboot fit the Soviet ogre’s foot. ... more

Daniel Pipes - Tue Jan 8

As Americans seek to find an alternative to the stark and unappetizing choice of accepting Iran's rabid leadership having nuclear weapons or pre-emptively bombing its nuclear facilities, one analyst offers a credible third path. Interestingly, it's inspired by a long-ago policy toward a different foe – the Reagan administration's ways of handling the Soviet Union – yet this unlikely model offers a useful prototype. ... more

Ed Feulner - Fri Apr 6

We’ve come a long way from President Theodore Roosevelt’s famous saying “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” President Barack Obama’s policy apparently is to whisper slyly and compromise our security. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Apr 3

Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't agree." ... more

David Stokes - Fri Mar 30

The dialogue sounds a bit like something out of a Cold War spy novel, especially the part where outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.” ... more

Larry Elder - Thu Nov 17

I just interviewed MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews about his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." ... more

Frank Gaffney - Tue Nov 1

What would have happened if, during the Cold War, Soviet intelligence had been responsible for training Americans charged with countering communist aggression? Surely, we would not have defeated the USSR. ... more