Bogdan Kipling


Bogdan Kipling is veteran Canadian journalist in Washington.Originally posted to the U.S. capital in the early 1970s by Financial Times of Canada, he is now commenting on his eighth presidency of the United States and on international affairs.Bogdan Kipling is a member of the House and Senate Press Galleries.

Most Recent Articles by Bogdan Kipling:

Obama is set on slaying demon Alberta oil

Apr 25, 2014 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C. – The time has come to stop waiting for the Keystone XL pipeline and start brushing up on ancient Rome.


Putin’s Crimea blitzkrieg

Mar 24, 2014 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – President Vladimir Putin believes in facts on the ground.  He opened his Crimea blitzkrieg in late February, signed the final document incorporating the sovereign Ukrainian territory into Russia March 21. He is ostentatiously grabbing for more as you read and there is no telling how far he will go.


Knocking Obama off the Keystone Fence

Feb 6, 2014 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C. – The time has come, says Canada and Big Oil, to speak Keystone to power.


Vlad rolling Ukraine back under Mother Russia’s skirts

Dec 4, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – Tsar Vlad is on the roll. He rolled up Ukraine back under Mother Russia’s skirts only days before the still-independent country was to sign an association agreement with the European Union.


Obama’s Munich Moment

Nov 27, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C. – When the kings and Emirs of four Muslim countries and Israeli leaders are talking alliance something profound is shaking the old order in the Middle East.


Beijing and Tokyo calling the shots on American debt default

Oct 10, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C. – Who blinked? President Obama did, for all his tough talking. He climbed down from his high perch on the debt ceiling deadlock when he opened up to the Republican proposal of a short-term extension of the debt ceiling and negotiate the rest in the time gained.


Obama’s ‘disarm, obey, and shut up’ bi-partisanship

Oct 5, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C. – Will Republicans or President Obama pay the political price for the government shutdown? There is no telling today. But lose no patience, a credible answer is only a month away.


Iranian President Rouhani Says Thanks, But No Thanks To Obama

Sep 26, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – It wasn’t amateur night in the White House on Tuesday. It was dreamer day at the United Nations for President Barack Obama.


Move over Saint Paul, Obama on the path to Damascus

Sep 11, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C.-Move over a little, Saint Paul. You are not the only one to have found light on the Road to Damascus.


The ‘Red Line Express’ comes to G-20

Sep 5, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – Wow, the brilliance of Barack Obama has never shone as bright as when focused at this one question: How to make sure to get the worst of both worlds?


Hillary, Obama’s loyal co-conspirator

Aug 24, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – “If Hillary runs, Hillary wins” goes the snappy poliTwitt making the rounds three years before the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating convention.


No Time for Smelling Salts

Jul 27, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – This is no time for sissies – be they couch potatoes watching what’s going on in Egypt on TV or pyramids of power like President Barack Obama doing his best to give minimal attention to the hinges of history swinging.


The ball’s in General al-Sisi’s court now

Jul 9, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – There is nothing sissy about General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s minister of defence and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces.


A day late and a dollar short

Jun 20, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington, D.C—President Obama nailed a strange device to his mast and called it foreign policy and governed accordingly since he took office four years and five months ago.


Benghazi: The biggest dog that didn’t bark

Jun 4, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – What do you call a national leader mired in three simultaneous scandals: A politician deep in do-do? And what if the scandal least talked about poses the most serious danger – that it is the biggest dog that didn’t bark.


KIPLING: ‘Better late than never’ wrong response to terror

May 6, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

Washington – Terrorism of the 9/11-kind American intelligence services have successfully thwarted since 2001 has succeeded like fury in Boston. One week later plans for similar horror were uncovered in Canada.


Despite Green concerns, odds on Canadian tote boards favor Keystone’s completion

Feb 1, 2013 — Bogdan Kipling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A few days before President Barack Obama’s second inauguration Clark Stevens, deputy White House press secretary, repeated to journalists a shopworn phrase: “the president is committed” to dealing with climate change issues and national energy needs.


Expanding trade with Russia will only strengthen Putin’s iron grip

Jun 20, 2012 — Bogdan Kipling

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Obama, in his ongoing efforts to cozy up to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, wants Congress to remove most restrictions on trade with Russia.


Given its depleted finances, quiet diplomacy is America’s best bet in Libya

Sep 9, 2011 — Bogdan Kipling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Should the United States lead the western world in nation-building in Libya or should it concentrate on tackling such pressing domestic problems as joblessness and the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure?


Legendary press club bartender poured on as his best customers dwindled

Jun 2, 2011 — Bogdan Kipling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As head bartender of the National Press Club, “Big Jack” Kujawski had a prime vantage point to witness the sad demise of print journalism over the past 25 years.  To say he didn’t like what he saw is an understatement of star magnitude.