Arnaud De Borchgrave
Arnaud de Borchgrave, a former president and chief executive officer at United Press International, contributes commentaries as UPI editor at large. In his decades-long journalistic career, de Borchgrave has covered 18 wars, reported 102 countries and interviewed dozens of heads of state. In addition to his position with UPI, De Borchgrave has worked as chief foreign correspondent for Newsweek and editor in chief of The Washington Times. He is director of the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
November 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A perfect storm is a calamitous situation arising from the powerful combined effect of a unique set of circumstances -- such as a failed trillion dollar war in Iraq, a failing trillion dollar war in Afghanistan and sequestration.
November 08, 2013
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Wall Street excesses triggered a political upheaval in New York whose first blow was the election of a socialist as mayor of America’s greatest city.
October 28, 2013
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Wall Street greed coupled with dire online warnings of financial disasters to come paint a grim picture of the state of democratic capitalism.
October 15, 2013
WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Chaos at home and abroad tracks back to a dysfunctional Congress and weak-minded Obama administration.
October 07, 2013
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- One of contemporary history’s greatest generals was Vietnam’s Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap. An appreciation by Arnaud de Borchgrave,
October 02, 2013
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Will the U.S. federal shutdown affect the Syrian civil war? China fears that it might; some Russians hope that it will.
September 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Russia is emerging in the Mideast as the alternate peacemaker -- while questioning the goals of those who consider themselves “exceptional.”
September 03, 2013
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The debate was between the United States doing nothing in Syria and “standoff retaliation.”
August 19, 2013
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The “Big Cairo Fire” destroyed 30 banks and major companies, 13 hotels, 310 stores, 92 bars, 40 movie theaters, eight automobile showrooms. Not last week but 61 years ago. And the arsonist was the same -- the Muslim Brotherhood.
August 07, 2013
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The Syrian civil war has seen the re-emergence of al-Qaida as a revolutionary movement. Terrorism and the Internet are part of its weapons system.
August 02, 2013
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The overall view of the Middle East is “cautiously pessimistic.”
July 22, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Detroit, once America’s wealthiest city, declared bankruptcy. “Anyone with half a brain and a calculator could see this coming years ago,” says Michael Snyder, author of “The Beginning of the End.”
July 12, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Wars, revolutions, assassinations, betrayals covered by Arnaud de Borchgrave in the Middle East since 1952
June 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Cybersecrets purloined and made public by a U.S. defector pale next to China’s all-encompassing electronic reach.
June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- In the 2013 Global Peace Index of 162 nations, Iceland ranks first, Afghanistan last.