Paul Bonicelli
Paul Bonicelli
Paul Bonicelli

Bonicelli served in the George W. Bush administration. His career includes a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation as assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; as a professional staff member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; and as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Tennessee.

The Riots Over Macron’s Global Warming Tax Will Likely End His Career

The public reaction to French President Emmanuel Macron’s fuel tax increase that caused this weekend’s protests is making him even less popular and represents a profound challenge to Macron’s future.

Macron Is Picking A Fight With Trump Out Of Empty Arrogance

Trump and Macron alternate between clashing with and fawning over one another, because although they are quite different people, they seek similar goals.

Trump’s Meeting With Putin Was A Major Missed Opportunity For American Interests

Today the president let Vladimir Putin save too much face, which could delay improvement in U.S.-Russia relations.

NATO Is Sick, And Trump Is The Best Doctor It’s Likely To Get

If you don’t like the messenger or how he messages, fine, but don’t miss the real issue: Does NATO as it is functioning require a bit of scrutiny and reform? Obviously so.

The Syria Strikes Are Really A Reset Of Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy

The Trump administration likely has a strategy in mind to change the way U.S. enemies have gotten used to thinking after eight years of President Obama.

John Bolton Is The National Security Advisor Trump Has Been Waiting For

John Bolton not only shares the president’s views on many foreign policy issues, he has decades of experience in government, politics, and American leadership.

Xi As President-For-Life Is A Risky Gambit Born Of Fear

By removing the term limits to the presidency in China, Xi becomes what Mao was — a permanent and exceedingly powerful dictator.

No, Steven Pinker, The Enlightenment Doesn’t Pit Reason Against Faith

Steven Pinker oversimplifies the Enlightenment by claiming it pits reason against faith. In fact, the Enlightenment sprung from Christian ideas of nature.

Calling A Persian Spring A ‘Disaster’ Is A Desperate Cover For Obama’s Iran Failures

Gawdat Bahgat’s ideas are worth dissecting because they are what Obama administration defenders have been saying for years about Iran in defense of the flawed nuclear deal.

Get A Clue. Trump’s Afghanistan Policy Is Not An About-Face

It takes ignorance or willful obfuscation to assert President Trump has flipped since he started listening to generals.

France’s President Is Wrong About Africa. It Doesn’t Need Fewer Kids, But Better Institutions

It is a good thing for rational dialogue and eventual progress for leaders like Emmanuel Macron to accidentally tell the truth publicly, even if his unforced truth-telling was incomplete.

New Cuba Policy Helps Define An Emerging Trump Doctrine

President Trump does not believe the United States has enemies only because we create them, or that anything good comes from accommodating hostile regimes.

Fifty Years Ago, Israel Saved Western Civilization In The Middle East

If we think that region is chaotic now, imagine if there were not a state like Israel to mitigate the barbarism that repeatedly emanates from it.

Rex Tillerson Is The Change America Needs, Our Allies Want, And Our Enemies Deserve

Unlike Obama and Kerry’s approach to diplomacy, which starts with what the people on the other side of the table want or will accept, Rex Tillerson starts with what America needs.

Why The Left Loves Totalitarians Like Fidel Castro

I pity people who celebrate the life of Fidel Castro in a knee-jerk reaction to salve their consciences for having committed themselves to failed and morally bankrupt ideas.

Libertarian Questions Every Voter Should Be Asking

Libertarians are always rightly questioning the role of the state, the size of its power, and the competence of its bureaucrats.

The Meaning Of Prince’s Life

To say Prince was ‘debauched’ or ‘a great pop entertainer’ is not sufficient: that can be said about thousands of entertainers over the last 40 years.

Russia Capably Steps Into Middle East’s Void

President Obama’s weakness in Syria gave Vladimir Putin an opening to make Russia the dominant power in the region.

Obama’s Cuba Visit Aims To Knock America Down A Peg

President Obama thinks the main problem with the world is the United States. That’s why he needs to cut us down to size in Cuba—and everywhere else.

Freedom Brews In Venezuela

Venezuelans who oppose the thuggery socialism has inflicted upon their countrymen have flipped the national legislature.