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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April 14, 2021
Can Guillermo Lasso Ride the Winds of Change in Ecuador?

The toothless, senile old watchdogs of the U.S. Mainstream Media will remain silent and obedient on events in Ecuador. Business as usual will continue.

April 7, 2021
China Rises in Latin America as Sun Sets on the Monroe Doctrine

China’s rise in trade, business and influence in Latin America has been comparatively ignored. But it is happening. It is real.

April 5, 2021
How the Gods Made Britain’s Prime Minister Mad

In the famous anthem “Rule Britannia,” Britons have proudly sung for hundreds of years that they never will be slaves: But in his Nietzschian mad dreams, Boris Johnson is turning them into slapstick clowns.

April 1, 2021
The Longer Telegram: A Baby Pacifier for Infantile Washington Policymakers

The Longer Telegram reflects the intellectual, moral and emotional bankruptcy of what passes for “thought” inside the Washington Beltway, Martin Sieff writes.

March 22, 2021
Can Poland’s Leaders Never Learn?

U.S., British and other NATO leaders need to grow up fast: Instead, they witlessly allow themselves to be trapped in their own infantile rhetoric, Martin Sieff writes.

March 16, 2021
Senior U.S. Official Acknowledges Washington Has Spent $143 Billion to Destroy Its Own Government in Afghanistan

The U.S.-created and supported government of Afghanistan is on the brink of collapse. It has lost all credibility with its people because of its incompetence and unbelievable corruption.

March 14, 2021
The Walking Dead: How Washington and Brussels Are Still Run by Liberal International Zombies

“The Walking Dead” owes its success to the subconscious power of its political metaphor: It is all about liberal internationalism – a corrupt, rotting zombie version of the liberal creed that really died 50 years ago but refuses to admit it.

March 8, 2021
Blinken Talks the Talk, but Will He Walk the Walk?

Biden has so far made no move whatsoever to rein in the continued bold and potentially very dangerous US military exercises with allies right up to the very borders of Russia.

March 5, 2021
Why the Special Relationship Won’t Rescue Britain and Boris Johnson

For all the frantic flailing of their ministers and diplomats, the British today are irrelevant ghost-walkers in Biden’s Washington. And Boris Johnson has no one to blame for this but himself.

March 2, 2021
Who Is Fighting the Tides of Democracy in Latin America?

What nation and forces are interfering in the domestic affairs, electoral processes and democratic freedoms of Latin America? It is not Russia or China, Martin Sieff writes.