Articles and Posts by Srdja Trifkovic:
The EU’s Iffy Eastern Partners(1)
One variant of a well-known law of bureaucracy says that the amount of time spent discussing a budgetary decision is inversely proportional to the magnitude of the budget in question. Judging by what I witnessed on March 20 at the European Parliament, the Brussels machine functions entirely in accordance with this adage.
The Sick Man on the Senne(4)
The European Union today is like the “Socialist Community” under Leonid Brezhnev in his dotage: totalitarian yet inefficient, glorified by its self-serving nomenklatura yet unloved by its subjects, devoid of any unifying ideology beyond the worn-out phrases and platitudes parroted by the absurd men and repulsive women in dull suits.
Many of us non-RC traditionalist all over the world had awaited the news from Rome with some trepidation. In the end it turned out to be rather good.
Breaking the Syrian Stalemate(7)
Two years after the beginning of the Syrian insurgency, three facts are clear: The rebels are unable to bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad, foreign political support and military supplies notwithstanding; Bashar’s forces are unable to defeat the rebels and reestablish control over the entire country; and continued third-party advocacy of either one of those two unattainable objectives can only prolong Syria’s agony.
Israel’s Uncertain Future(5)
President Barack Obama’s Middle Eastern tour, scheduled for the end of March, has triggered a wave of intense speculation about its objectives in recent days. It centers on reports from Israeli sources that Obama will tell Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a “window of opportunity” for a military strike on Iran will open in June.
“The ICC is the enemy of liberty”(0)
Interview: “[T]he ICC is not the forum for any country to see justice done. It’s a very peculiar institution. It is outside any constitutional design that delineates how laws are made, adjudicated, enforced, or made accountable.”
Trifkovic, Fleming, & Chronicles on Trial at The Hague(15)
Last week I testified, for the third time in a decade, before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
Götterdämmerung, Eight Decades Later(9)
Eighty years ago today, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Germany’s Chancellor. The old Marshal, a Junker through and through, did so unwillingly.
The Lessons of In Amenas(4)
Last week’s attack on the Algerian gas facility at In Amenas was the most elaborate jihadist assault ever conducted on African soil. It was also the most spectacular action of its kind since November 2008, when Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated shooting and bombing attacks in Bombay (aka “Mumbai”), India’s largest city.
Is Algeria Next?(13)
The raid on In Amenas is the most significant military event in North Africa since the end of operations in Libya in October 2011. It was more sophisticated than the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi last September 11. Its implications are more momentous than the escalating insurgency in Mali, to Algeria’s south.