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Kelly Jane Torrance

Today’s protests in Iran suggest revolution is brewing

Anyone who supports the struggle for freedom should find the sounds and images coming from Tehran thrilling.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Politics

How Trump uses women to soften his image on immigration

‘My wife feels strongly about it. I feel strongly about it. Anybody with a heart would feel this way.’

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Could Donald Trump have won without Paul Manafort?

He was far more important to the election than the President makes out

By Kelly Jane Torrance

The spectacular silliness of international summits

What purpose do international summits serve? It’s a question well worth asking, in light of the just-concluded G7 gathering and the about-to-begin Trump-Kim meeting. With the discussion around the latter, you’d think world peace is at stake; with the coverage of the former, you might think the rule-based international order is rapidly breaking down. Neither […]

By Kelly Jane Torrance

What’s the New York Times’s problem with Britain?

When Mark Thompson, a Briton, took over as CEO of the New York Times in November 2012, he was under a dark cloud. He’d just served as Director General of the BBC, and the corporation had been accused of covering up the sex crimes of one of its biggest-ever stars, the late Jimmy Savile. Ever keen […]

By Kelly Jane Torrance

North Korea

Why are we rolling out the red carpet for one of North Korea’s most brutal men?

Kim Yong-chol is believed to have ordered the sinking of a South Korean ship, killing 46.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Mike Pompeo doesn’t know how Iran works

In his first speech, the Secretary of State seemed more confused than competent.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

China

Trump’s ZTE talks have Congress wondering if he’s putting America first

Finally House Republicans are standing up to the president  and all it took was a Chinese phone company.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

North Korea

Does Mike Pompeo really think he can cut a good deal with North Korea?

The new secretary of state has already blundered during his short tenure.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

When it comes to Iran, Rudy Giuliani is on fighting form

With the president’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, it seems clear that his lawyer has his ear.

By Kelly Jane Torrance

John Kerry’s pathetic attempt to salvage his State Department legacy

The former Secretary of State has been meeting with foreign dignitaries to save the Iran deal

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Why is Robert Mueller so curious about Roger Stone?

The self-professed king of dirty tricks could find himself in the sights of the special counsel’s investigation

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Politics

Nancy Pelosi says she isn’t going anywhere. But why not?

The House Democratic leader’s interview in the Boston Globe came across more cocky than confident

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Politics

America’s media is letting Iran off the hook

Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has spent the last few days in New York, using American media to make a full-court press in a last-ditch attempt to persuade the United States not to tear up the nuclear deal with his country. As President Trump and Macron discussed what to do about Iran, Zarif complained about the […]

By Kelly Jane Torrance

Politics

Can Rudy Giuliani handle the job every other high-powered lawyer turned down?

The former mayor of New York has at last secured himself a position in Trump’s White House—but the role is an unenviable one

By Kelly Jane Torrance

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