Angelo Codevilla

About Angelo Codevilla

Angelo M. Codevilla is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University and the author of To Make And Keep Peace (Hoover Institution Press, 2014).

Intelligence and the Democrats’ Internal Affairs

By spearheading #TheResistance to candidate and then President Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies have shown the public they are far less about informing the government about foreign enemies than they are about taking the leading part in the Democratic Party’s use of power over its domestic adversaries. The agencies’ chief interest in domestic partisan skullduggery has

By | 2020-02-25T18:44:48-07:00 February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

How The Ruling Class Might Elect Bloomberg and Realign American Politics

The Democratic Party’s establishment might well succeed in making Michael Bloomberg president of the United States—not on Election Night 2020, however. But it could happen if a third party were to win some electoral votes and, with no candidate receiving a majority of them, the House of Representatives was called upon to choose between the

By | 2020-02-18T19:02:25-07:00 February 18th, 2020|Tags: |

Governing Takes a Team

Bernie Sanders—a supporter of Cuba’s and Venezuela’s Communist regimes, whose honeymoon idyll was the Soviet Union, passionate and earnest about his beliefs—now appears likeliest to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. The number and quality of the young surrogates with whom he has surrounded himself show his seriousness about breaking a lot of America’s

By | 2020-02-17T22:58:20-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Facing Up To the Revolution

Some conservatives, rejoicing that impeachment turned into yet another of #TheResistance’s political train wrecks and that President Trump is likely to be reelected by a bigger margin than in 2016, expect that a chastened ruling class will return to respecting the rest of us. They are mistaken. Trump’s reelection, by itself, cannot protect us. The

By | 2020-02-04T19:41:26-07:00 February 4th, 2020|Tags: |

Iran’s Unpardonable and Unpardoned Incompetence Exposes Same in America’s Ruling Class

Our ruling class’s judgment that America’s killing of terror master Qassem Soleimani united Iran’s people behind its regime is characteristic of their incompetence. Instead, because the Islamic Republic’s armed forces incompetently shot down an airliner full of students as the mullahs were engaged in the pseudo-sophisticated pretense of retaliation against the United States, and because

By | 2020-01-16T21:08:25-07:00 January 15th, 2020|Tags: |

What Is Turkey To Us?

Turkish troops are landing in Libya with the mission of trying to ensure the survival of the government headed by Prime Minister Al Sarraj, besieged in Tripoli by the faction headed by General Khalifa Haftar, weakly supported by Italy, that now controls the rest of the country. Thus does Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan intend to

By | 2020-01-08T21:56:42-07:00 January 8th, 2020|Tags: |

War With Iran?

Does the U.S. armed forces’ killing of Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ foreign wing, and his subordinate, Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, outside Baghdad’s airport increase or decrease the chances of war with Iran? Does it mean a continuation of our disastrous endless wars? These questions reflect confusion about war in general and

By | 2020-01-05T20:03:41-07:00 January 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

For Whom the New Rules?

When Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s December 9 report did not challenge the claim by the FBI (and the CIA) that its surveillance and investigation of all things Trump were properly “premised”; when it failed to address the illegality of officials’ trafficking to the media information from said surveillance; when it downgraded the FBI’s

By | 2019-12-18T19:21:20-07:00 December 18th, 2019|Tags: |

What About the FISA Court?

The Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that, although officials of the FBI, the Justice Department, and the CIA made copious “mistakes” in their four requests to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, those officials did nothing that warrants punishment. They mostly followed procedures and, after all, the

By | 2019-12-11T21:17:27-07:00 December 10th, 2019|Tags: |

A Deplorable Strategy
Beyond 2020

Regardless of who wins in 2020, the mega-issue that drove the 2016 elections will grip the country more intensely than ever. From President Obama on down, the political, educational, media, and corporate establishment had long since taken for granted that placing the opinions, interests, tastes, and the rights of the rest of America on the

By | 2019-12-03T08:48:27-07:00 December 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

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