Francis P. Sempa, Author at The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
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Francis P. Sempa
Francis P. Sempa is the author of “Geopolitics: From the Cold War to the 21st Century” and “America’s Global Role.” His work has appeared in Strategic Review, the Diplomat, Joint Force Quarterly, the Claremont Review of Books, the Asian Review of Books, the South China Morning Post, the National Interest, and other publications.
by | Sep 23, 2022

Sometimes liberal elites cannot disguise their anti-Catholic attitudes. We all remember California Sen. Diane Feinstein expressing concern at Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing that “the dogma lives loudly” in her, meaning Barrett’s devout Catholicism apparently poses a danger to…

by | Sep 22, 2022

The Biden Defense Department’s Orwellian “Naming Commission,” created by Congress in 2021, has recommended that the Navy Department rename the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, which recently transited the dangerous Taiwan Strait, because it memorializes the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville…

by | Sep 21, 2022

Crux reports that the trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen, a stalwart opponent of the atheistic Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is set to begin this week in Hong Kong. Zen is facing charges for his association with the 612 Humanitarian Relief…

by | Sep 19, 2022

Despite recent calls for the United States to end its policy of “strategic ambiguity” over Taiwan, the Biden White House continues to talk out of both sides of its mouth on the issue, thereby producing not strategic clarity but confusion….

by | Sep 18, 2022

The Biden administration has requested funding for nine additional ships for the U.S. Navy in the 2023 fiscal year budget, but it also plans to retire 24 ships. In the next five years, the Navy is projected to reduce its…

by | Sep 15, 2022

A month before China’s 20th Party Congress is scheduled to meet in Beijing, China’s President Xi Jinping will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan on September 15-16. The summit comes on the…

by | Sep 15, 2022

Yale University history professor Valerie Hansen, in an important essay in Foreign Affairs, urges modern international relations scholars to abandon their predominantly Eurocentric historical analyses and provide a more balanced Euro-Asian approach to understanding the geopolitics of what many have…

by | Sep 12, 2022

Earlier this year, Ian Easton, a former China analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses and currently senior director at the Project 2049 Institute, a think tank that focuses on U.S. security interests in the Indo-Pacific region, wrote a book…

by | Sep 11, 2022

Fox News and other media outlets report that actor Harrison Ford got emotional when he announced at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday that the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones movies will be his last time portraying the popular action-movie…

by | Sep 9, 2022

In September 1964 — 58 years ago — Robert F. Kennedy resigned as attorney general to prepare to run for a Senate seat in New York. Kennedy’s name is emblazoned on the Department of Justice’s building in the nation’s capital….

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