Diana Johnstone

Diana Johnstone (born 1934) is a political writer, focusing primarily on European politics and Western foreign policy. Johnstone received a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and was active in the movement against the Vietnam War.

Johnstone was European editor of the U.S. weekly In These Times from 1979 to 1990, and continues to be a correspondent for the publication. She was press officer of the Green group in the European Parliament from 1990 to 1996. Johnstone is also published frequently in the CounterPunch online magazine.



Diana Johnstone, Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton. CounterPunch Books 2016. (In Finnish/suomeksi)

Diana Johnstone, Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions. Pluto Press 2002.


Ukraina, Putin, Facebook ja minä, 14.3.2015

Ukraina, Krim ja geopoliittisen pelin vaarat, 10.5.2014 (Diana Johnstone)



Yellow Vests Rise Against Neo-Liberal ‘King’ Macron, Consortium News, 5 December 2018

The New York Times as Iago, The Unz Review, 7 September 2018

The Real Russian Interference in US Politics, Consortiumnews.com, 27 August 2018

Mass Dementia in the Western Establishment, The Unz Review, 20 July 2018

Immigration Divides Europe and the German Left, Consortiumnews.com, 19 June 2018

Italy: The Center Cannot Hold, Consortiumnews.com, 3 June 2018

50th Anniversary of May 1968, Paris: Memories of an Illusory Revolution, Consortiumnews.com, 29 May 2018

Antifa or Antiwar: Leftist Exclusionism Against the Quest for Peace, Consortiumnews.com, 21 May 2018

Delusions and Genocide: A Reply to Diana Johnstone by Tony McKenna, Consortiumnews.com, 21 May 2018

Trotskyist Delusions: Obsessed with Stalin, They See Betrayed Revolutions Everywhere, Consortiumnews.com, 4 May 2018

Thank You, Ed Herman, CounterPunch, 15 November 2017

The Harmful Effects of Antifa, CounterPunch, 25 October 2017

Antifa in Theory and in Practice, CounterPunch, 9 October 2017

Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies, CounterPunch, 28 July 2017

Macron’s Maneuvers on the New Cold War by Diana Johnstone and Dennis J Bernstein, Consortiumnews.com, 26 July 2017

Notes from the Editors, Monthly Review, July-August 2017

Macron's Mission: Save the European Union From Itself, CounterPunch, 28 June 2017

The Single Party French State … as the Majority of Voters Abstain, CounterPunch, 21 June 2017

Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance, CounterPunch, 16 June 2017

All Power to the Banks! The Winners-Take-All Regime of Emmanuel Macron, Global Research, 21 May 2017

French Presidential Election 2017: Nothing Succeeds Like Success. Macron “Selected”. Billionaires and Bankers Rejoice, Global Research, 8 May 2017

The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty, CounterPunch, 21 April 2017

This Madness Deserves a Protest: an Inside Account at US Nuclear Weapons Strategy by Joan Roelofs, CounterPunch, 5 April 2017

France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface, CounterPunch, 17 February 2017

The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing), CounterPunch, 19 December 2016

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think! CounterPunch, 14 November 2016

The Rejection of Wall Street's Globalization Project: Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead!, CounterPunch, 9 November 2016

Hillary Clinton's Strategic Ambition In A Nutshell. “Regime Change” in Russia… Putin is an Obstacle, Global Research, 21 October 2016

On Assad and Syria: a Reply to a Reader, CounterPunch, 6 October 2016

Overthrowing the Syrian Government: a Joint Criminal Enterprise, CounterPunch, 4 October 2016

The Hillary Clinton Presidency has Already Begun as Lame Ducks Promote Her War, CounterPunch, 26 September 2016

Hillary and the Glass Ceilings Illusion, CounterPunch, 23 August 2016

Hiroshima: the Crime That Keeps on Paying, But Beware the Reckoning, CounterPunch, 5 August 2016

European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart, CounterPunch, 29 June 2016

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate, CounterPunch, 3 June 2016

A Note on Hillary Clinton, the Queen of Chaos, CounterPunch, 15 April 2016

International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic, CounterPunch, 30 March 2016

Hillary Clinton: the Queen of Chaos and the Threat of World War III by

Hillary Goes to War, CounterPunch, 26 February 2016

Diana Johnstone Dissects Hillary, Queen of Chaos by John V. Walsh, Antiwar.com, 8 December 2015

Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change? CounterPunch, 16 November 2015

Hillary Clinton's Foreign Policy: Hypocrisy in Honduras, teleSUR, 12 October 2015

How Do-Gooders Can Do Bad by Coleen Rowley and Diana Johnstone, Consortiumnews.com, 10 October 2015

Turning the Cradle of Civilization Into its Graveyard, CounterPunch, 7 September 2015

Greece Surrendered: But to Whom Exactly? CounterPunch, 17 July 2015

“Denying” the Srebrenica Genocide Because It's Not True: an Interview with Diana Johnstone by Ann Garrison, CounterPunch, 16 July 2015

FBI Versus FIFA: Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power, CounterPunch, 10 June 2015

The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo: France Under the Influence, CounterPunch, 20 January 2015

French Cartoonists Massacred in Paris: What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say? CounterPunch, 7 January 2015

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