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Letter from Turkey: When the Wolves Get Religion

By Srdja Trifkovic
Sunday, 30 Jan 2011


The city of Istanbul reflects Turkey’s transformation over the past decade. Eight years after my previous visit I am greeted by an impressive new terminal at the Atatürk International Airport and by the massive office towers and apartment complexes surrounding it. More significantly, Istanbul is now visibly a Muslim city.

Liberal PC More Oppressive Than Communism

By Srdja Trifkovic
Sunday, 30 Jan 2011



 (Click l. to watch) The H. L. Mencken Club Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Trifkovic on Western Postmodernia vs. "Real Socialism"

youtube.com/watch?v=ys6kpfsLrHc (I); youtube.com/watch?v=VNQTuQYULC0&feature=related (II).

WikiLeaks: President Tadić Conspires Against His Own People

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 16 Dec 2010



WikiLeaks releases have not prompted a major reassessment of the U.S. foreign policy thus far, but the documents are nevertheless helpful in upgrading some tentative conclusions into incontrovertible facts. An interesting case in point is the relationship between Serbia and the United States.

Richard Holbrooke: An American Diplomat

By Srdja Trifkovic
Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010



An hour before Holbrooke's death on December 13, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a group of diplomats gathered at the State Department for a Christmas party that he was “practically synonymous with American foreign policy.” She is right: Holbrooke’s career embodies some of the least attractive traits of American diplomacy.

WikiLeaks Reveal East European Minefield

By Srdja Trifkovic
Sunday, 12 Dec 2010


WikiLeaks cables published on December 7 reveal the extent to which the key issue of U.S. grand strategy - Washington’s attitude to Russia and to NATO's role in Eastern Europe - remains tainted by the mendacity and geopolitical short-sightedness of the Bush era.

Moldovan Elections: A Deadlock on Europe’s Periphery

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 2 Dec 2010



There is a small and poor state, occupying two-thirds of the old czarist province of Bessarabia, with the rivers Dniester to the east and Prut to the west. Moldova's parliamentary election, held on November 28, should have been irrelevant to anyone except the faraway country’s three and a half million people, of whom we know but little. There is more than meets the eye, however.

NATO's New Strategy: A Warning for the Balkans

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 26 Nov 2010


NATOs much heralded “New Strategic Concept,” adopted at the summit in Lisbon on November 20, provides a few additional reasons why those Balkan countries that are still outside the Alliance should stay out of it.

The EU Titanic Sails On...

By Srdja Trifkovic
Wednesday, 24 Nov 2010




The people of the Western Balkans, where the mantra of European Integration is still tirelessly parroted by the political class, should take note of the latest financial crisis to hit the EU. The Brussels-registered “Titanic” is performing, yet again, in line with the Union's incurable structural deficiences.

Eastern Europe Versus the Open Society

By Srdja Trifkovic
Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010



(Excerpts from a speech to the H.L. Mencken Club) - On October 10  the first “gay pride parade” was staged in Belgrade, causing a massive distturbance. Two days later, Hillary Clinton came to Serbia's capital and praised the Tadić regime for staging the event.

Ground Zero Mosque: Correcting the Non-Debate

By Srdja Trifkovic
Saturday, 23 Oct 2010


(Excerpts from a speech at Providence College, Oct. 21, 2010) - Two sets of fallacies have dominated the mainstream debate about the Ground Zero mosque – and before we go any further, let’s get this straight: it is a mosque, frantic insistence by the Qusling elite to use one euphemistic misnomer or another notwithstanding.