L. Todd Wood, The Washington Times

L. Todd Wood

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Past articles by Todd:

U.S.-Russia Crosstalk

The Washington Times and the Kommersant newspaper in Moscow have launched a joint project known as US-Russia Crosstalk to foster constructive dialog on issues where the two countries can share common ground in an era of global tension. Each month, one American and one Russian figure will debate a single issue and their pieces will be jointly published in both newspapers. → Read More

Emmanuel Macron

Latest news and commentary on Emmanuel Macron including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

Vladimir Putin's Russia can't win U.S. arms race

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning this week of a new arms race and threatening to target European nations that may host U.S. midrange nukes, in response to National Security Adviser John R. Bolton’s trip to Moscow this week where he confirmed President Trump’s intention to pull out of the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. → Read More

Corruption in Ukrainian armed forces harming nation's security

Just a few days ago, on October 16, at about 17:00, a Russian made flanker jet Su-27 operated by the Ukrainian Air Force crashed approximately 185 miles southwest of Kyiv. Both American and Ukraine pilots died in the incident. → Read More

CROSSTALK: John Bolton to press US-Russia nuclear treaty

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is traveling to Moscow this week to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian National Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. It is reported that a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could also be in the works. → Read More

Gay rights and the path ahead for Malaysia

In the wake of the long ordeal of Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, whose career was derailed for years by legal battles and convictions for sodomy, a campaign against LGBT people in Malaysia has been ramping up since Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir came to power this year. → Read More

Is Central Asia becoming a model for religious tolerance?

The tri-annual Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions held this month in Astana, Kazakhstan, is a gathering of the world’s top clerics to try to bring understanding between different religious faiths, and also to unite against religious extremism. → Read More

Khashoggi mystery: Saudi dissident suspects killing

I had the good fortune to sit down recently with a D.C.-based Saudi dissident, and the timing coincides with the Jamal Khashoggi case, which remains the big news following reports Monday that Mr. Khashoggi may have died in a botched interrogation. → Read More

Beijing's bravado betrays growing case of nerves

Chinese state media has just announced the imminent test flight of a new long-range stealth bomber called the Hong-20. A “military expert” told reporters that “usually, the development of equipment and weaponry of the People’s Liberation Army is highly confidential.” → Read More

China's economic warfare can be just as damaging to U.S.

As the trade wars with Beijing slog on, we’re learning that China may have infected thousands of American computers in business and in government with tiny microchips in a massive exercise in espionage. → Read More

U.S. helps Israel after Russia shoot-down in Syria

As the bloody Syrian civil war appears to near a climax, the big winners after more than half a decade of carnage and confusion may rate as something of a surprise: Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. → Read More

CROSSTALK: It's all about Iran

For the Trump administration, it’s not about Syria in the Middle East, or even Russia; it’s about Iran, and only Iran. → Read More

New Central Asia banking center could be global changer

The global financial world is changing, as President Trump would say, big league. This week marks the next-level escalation of the trade war between the United States and China, as POTUS attempts to roll back decades of the hollowing out of American manufacturing in favor of emerging markets in the Pacific. → Read More

Iranian resistance calls for European action against regime

The president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi, called on European leaders to cut off the financial lifeline to the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to further put pressure on the regime for its eventual downfall. → Read More

Understanding 'illiberal democracy' and the fight for the West

Western leftists likes to mock Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban when he infamously said that Hungary would pursue an “illiberal democracy” in opposition to Western European social democracy — which might more accurately be labeled as intolerant socialism. If one wants to be intellectually rigorous (not a virtue common among liberals), it’s necessary to dig deeper into Mr. Orban’s concept to… → Read More

Meet the MEK: Iranian freedom fighters working to effect regime change

Some thought from my visit to Ashraf 3, a camp of Iranian expatriates working to effect regime change from within the Islamic Republic. → Read More

EU backlash grows against internet thought control

It’s hard to think of a more damaging display of elitism caught on tape than German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 confrontation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, when she demanded that he “fix” anti-immigrant posts showing up on his social media network. → Read More

Vladimir Putin needs a Trump deal in face of China's growth

Today, Russia needs China, in order to confront America and the agenda of the Trump administration. The time is ripe for Moscow to relieve pressure on its economy and make a deal with Trump. America should be open to such a scenario. → Read More

President Trump is facing a Deep State coup d'etat

I knew Washington was corrupt, but my God! The swamp had grown mighty disgusting under Obama’s reign of organized crime, and now it’s organized a coup against President Trump. → Read More

George Soros' misguided agenda spells misery for Albania reform

Justice reform sounded like a good idea in Albania, which like many former communist countries, is dealing with the hangover from a decades-long legacy of corruption. → Read More