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Patrick Lawrence is a columnist, author, editor, and educator. He has published five books and currently writes foreign affairs commentary for Consortium News and other publications. He served as a correspondent abroad for many years and is also an essayist and critic. He has taught at universities in the U.S. and abroad and co-authored a journalism textbook.  Lawrence was a correspondent and subsequently a columnist overseas for more than 20 years, chiefly for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker. He has won two Overseas Press Club Awards as well as other honors and prizes. His reportage, commentary, essays, criticism, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, TIME, The Washington Quarterly, World Policy Journal, The Globalist, The Nation, and numerous other publications. Lawrence edited the Herald Tribune's Asian edition before returning to the United States, in 2010. Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century, his most recent book, was published by Yale University Press in 2013. He is now working on his sixth book. Support his work via

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Cold War Nuclear Bunker, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 17, 2022
The New Iron Curtain The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe's crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment.
Bankers greed., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2021
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Power Patrick Lawrence asks some pertinent questions of the American people.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The War Against Us Antony Blinken has the State Department festooning its embassies around the world with "BLM" banners and the rainbow flag of the sexual identity movement known commonly as LGBTQI+.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin in Geneva 16 June 2021, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2021
The US-Russia Summit Geneva will mark the start of a long and welcome process. Its importance will lie in its formalization of a stance Russia -- and China, too -- have adopted.
Vladimir Putin, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 4, 2021
PATRICK LAWRENCE: America the Innocent The American press has been in the business of keeping readers ignorant since the Cold War -- its most essential responsibility turned upside-down -- and in our time it gets worse, not better.
President Joe Biden at the White House, Feb. 1., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 24, 2021
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden's Missing Link with Europe President Joe Biden at last got his chance to "sit at the head of the table" when he addressed (virtually, of course) the annual Munich Security Conference. Finally, he was able to repeat for America's traditional European allies that endlessly rehearsed line of his, "America is back."
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2021
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Diplomacy of No Diplomacy We now watch as Biden and his foreign policy people effectively allow Israel to dictate the conditions under which the president can fulfill his campaign promise on Iran.
Joe Biden Campaign, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2020
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Hillary Clinton at the UN? Hillary Clinton our UN ambassador? Whether or not she gets the appointment, this is getting very brazen and very bitter, very fast.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Damage Russiagate Has Done Authoritarian liberals have unleashed a censorious syndrome peculiar to our national character, dating to 17th century Quaker hangings in Boston.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo during a visit to a Venezuelan migrant and refugee reception center in Boa Vista, Brazil, Sept. 18, 2020., From Uploaded
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Mike Pompeo's Cold-War Fever As this dreadful year draws near its close, the top U.S. diplomat has put us at far more risk of war than we were at its start.
Honor Guard stands at attention on South Lawn of White House during a flyover by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, July 4, 2020., From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Voting in a De-Facto Military State Between Biden and Trump, U.S. voters have no alternative to our anxious empire's lawless conduct abroad.
President Donald Trump discusses national economic indicators, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Bedminster, N.J., From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2020
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Huawei, Tik Tok, WeChat And Other Handy Targets Washington is now committed to preventing any non-Western nations that do not conform to the neoliberal order from rising in any field wherein they threaten to best U.S. companies.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 5, 2020
A United State of Delusion Americans are caught in a kind of national psychosis, wherein little of what is said about foreign conduct -- from Germany to the South China Sea -- can be taken at face value.
The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group steams in formation during a cooperative deployment in the Indian Ocean on July 20, 2020, From InText
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Cold War Escapades in the Pacific There is a lot to read into this moment, but one thing's clear. The U.S. doesn't know what time it is.
President Barack Obama meets with members of Congress to discuss Syria in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 3, 2013., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2020
THE REVELATIONS OF WIKILEAKS: No. 8 -- Busting the Myth WikiLeaks Published Nothing on Israel & Syria One myth about WikiLeaks is that it favors U.S. enemies and declines to publish documents against them, while another legend is that WikiLeaks, for obscure reasons, is soft on Israel, reports Patrick Lawrence.
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, July 3, 2020, Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D., From Uploaded
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: Embracing the Equality of Nations The decline of the West should come as no surprise, yet the U.S. still wages a ferocious fight against the prospect of equality among nations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 26, 2020
PATRICK LAWRENCE: US, China & Hong Kong's Betrayal The territory's likely loss of autonomy is a tragedy made worse because it could have been avoided.
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PATRICK LAWRENCE: The "See-No-Evil" Phase of Russiagate The media spinfest following the collapse of this conspiracy theory suggests our troubled republic simply cannot accept its errors, leaving us unable to learn from them.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 28, 2020
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Our Latest Sinophobia Fest Watch, read, and listen as Washington and its media clerks manufacture our consent for a full-dress Cold War with China.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2020
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Our Post-Pandemic Future Will human civilization simply resume course or will we recognize the need for numerous far-reaching reforms?

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