Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog
Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)
A Czar is born. Now that Putin has consolidated all Russian power in his hands, what must President Trump & his team do to counter the rising Kremlin threat? (My new column for Fox News.)
(Ft. Myers, Florida) — The following are excerpts from my new column for Fox News: Vladimir Putin didn’t simply secure re-election on Sunday, winning 77 percent of the vote in a rigged election. He has consolidated all power in his hands and emerged as a modern-day Czar. He has also set his country on a […]
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:01 pm
“The Kremlin Conspiracy” hits New York Times list of best-selling fiction — and reaches #6 on Publishers Weekly list — on the day of rigged elections in Russia.
(Pensacola, Florida) — We just got the news that The Kremlin Conspiracy has hit the three major national best-seller lists in the United States this week. #6 on the Publishers Weekly list. #15 on the New York Times list. #23 on the USA Today list. Let me just say thank you so much to all […]
Posted: March 18, 2018, 1:12 pm
As Putin’s aggression mounts, Trump & team begin to get tougher. Much more is needed, but it’s movement in the right direction. (Analysis & Washington Examiner story on our Russia poll and “The Kremlin Conspiracy.”)
(Dallas, Texas) — On Sunday, Russians go to the polls to reaffirm their loyalty to their Czar in the Kremlin. Don’t expect a Pennsylvania-18 race, where results aren’t known until late in the night. It’s all rigged. The only question is how many people will actually turn out to vote, and how big Putin’s rigged […]
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:46 pm
Two critical questions: First, did Putin order nerve agent attacks in the U.K.? Second, are NATO allies like the Baltic States at risk of a Russian attack? (My new column for The Jerusalem Post.)
(Dallas, Texas) — First, a few thoughts on the situation unfolding in the U.K. The poisoning of a Russian father and daughter — opponents of Vladimir Putin — on British soil by a military-grade nerve agent was reprehensible. It must be condemned by every world leader. The number of Putin critics murdered or severely injured […]
Posted: March 14, 2018, 2:45 pm
BREAKING: Pompeo tapped as new Secretary of State. Fantastic choice. No one gets Putin threat better than he does. Experienced. Clear-eyed. Tough. Pro-Israel. And he has the ear & confidence of President Trump. Tillerson never did.
(Dallas, Texas) — Major breaking news this morning: CIA Director Mike Pompeo has been tapped as the new Secretary of State, replacing Rex Tillerson. Pompeo is a fantastic choice — I absolutely could not be more pleased, especially because Pompeo is so clear-eyed and tough on Russia. He gets the grave and growing threat posed […]
Posted: March 13, 2018, 3:58 pm
Why is the President “radio silent” on Putin’s aggression? Trump is tougher on Jeff Sessions than on the Russian dictator. Obama was weak on Moscow. Trump must show steel. [My interview with Fox News.]
(Washington, D.C.) — In just seven days, Russians go to the polls. Barring something unforeseen, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected once again. He’s acting more aggressively than ever. Is President Trump and his team fully prepared to counter Putin in the months and years ahead? On Friday night, I was interviewed on the Fox News […]
Posted: March 12, 2018, 1:12 pm
(Washington, D.C.) — On his Friday radio program, Rush Limbaugh gave an nincredible plug for my new political thriller, and I’m very grateful. Here’s the transcript and a link to the audio: “By the way, a new book recommendation if you’re looking for something great to read, spy thriller novel stuff — it’s Joel Rosenberg’s […]
Posted: March 9, 2018, 10:33 pm
Exclusive poll: Americans see Putin as “clear & present danger” to U.S. security, but say President Trump must do “much more” to keep U.S. and allies safe. Here’s the inside story.
(Washington, D.C.) — An exclusive new survey reveals a majority of Americans are increasingly concerned by the threat Russian President Vladimir Putin poses and worried that President Donald Trump is not doing enough to keep the nation and our allies safe. My publisher and I commissioned the survey, which was conducted by John McLaughlin of McLaughlin […]
Posted: March 8, 2018, 2:56 am
As “The Kremlin Conspiracy” releases today, new headline out of Washington seems ripped from the novel: “Baltic leaders warn U.S. not to underestimate Russia threat.” Here’s the latest.
(Virginia Beach, Virginia) — I’m excited to announce that my new political thriller, The Kremlin Conspiracy, releases today in hardcover in North America. It also releases worldwide today in e-book and audio formats. In the novel, the fictional President of the Russian Federation is plotting a lightning-fast military attack to reconquer the three Baltic States […]
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:35 pm
“Darkness Is Falling: Vladimir Putin and the Threat to the West.” (Full text of my address to the 2018 National Religious Broadcasters Convention.)
Nashville, Tennessee — On the eve of the release of The Kremlin Conspiracy, I was invited to deliver a keynote address to the National Religious Broadcasters convention. Here is a link to the full text of my speech. We will post the video when it’s available. The following are selected excerpts from the speech: Preaching […]
Posted: March 6, 2018, 11:46 am