Diana Johnstone

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(author, journalist)
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Alma materUniversity of Minnesota
ParentsPaul H. Johnstone
Member ofAmerican Herald Tribune
Interests • humanitarian war
• Kosovo

Diana Johnstone is an American scholar and journalist (and highly recommended). A graduate of Slavic studies, she received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She was a hournalist for Agence France Presse in the 1970s, and stayed in France, Germany and Italy, before settling permanently in Paris in 1990.


She was very active in the movement against the Vietnam War, and organized the first international meetings between American citizens and Vietnamese representatives. She was a columnist for Europe at the American weekly In These Times from 1979 to 1990, continuing thereafter to work as a correspondent for the magazine[1]. She was press attaché for the European parliamentary group of the Greens from 1990 to 1996.

In 1985, she published her first book The Politics of Euromissiles: Europe's Role in America's World. In her second book Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions, published in 2005, she took a critical look at the war in Yugoslavia, analyzing the dominant corporate media tale constructed to justify the NATO assault on the Balkans.

Her book Hillary Clinton, Queen of Chaos dissected Clinton's bloodier foreign policy history, both in the Senate where she was an ardent supporter of George W Bush’s War on Iraq and then as Secretary of State under Obama, starting wars and regime changes. All of this is in service of making her President.[2]

Johnstone was one of many writers banished from Counterpunch around 2017, when the site changed editorial policy.

Collection of Articles


  • The Politics of Euromissiles: Europe's Role in America's World (New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1985)
  • Fools' Crusade: Yugoslavia, Nato, and Western Delusions (London: Pluto Press; New York: Monthly Review Press, 2003)
  • Queen of Chaos: The Misadventures of Hillary Clinton (CounterPunch, 2015)
  • Circle in the Darkness: Memoirs of a World Watcher (Clarity Press, 2020)


Documents by Diana Johnstone

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzicarticle30 March 2016Srebrenica Massacre
Radovan Karadžić
Kosovo War
Bosnian War
Commentary on the guilty verdict on Radovan Karadzic by the International Criminal Court on 24 March 2016
Document:The Move to Muzzle Dieudonné M’Bala M’Balaarticle1 January 2014"Antisemitism"
Dieudonné M'bala M'bala
How a French Cameroonian Comedian has the Judaic-dominated French establishment so worried they are making embarrassing fools of themselves.
Document:The Shoah as State Religion?article24 January 2014"Antisemitism"
The paranoid sensitivities of the French establishment to any and all manifestations of ridicule and satire concerning the 'State Religion' of the Shoa or Holocaust
Document:To understand or not to understand Putinarticle8 May 2014Vladimir Putin
2014 Ukraine coup
Understanding President Vladimir Putin and the dogged, determined unanimity of the western media to demonise and blame him for everything, in near total disregard of the evidence - a surreal situation explained with clarity
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