Published October 05, 2011
As with other unpalatable alliances the U.S. has been forced to stomach in wartime our current and future presidents cannot afford the luxury of complete detachment from Islamabad.
Published September 21, 2011
Obama leads from behind in his address Wednesday to the U.N. General Assembly.
Published September 01, 2011
U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford has distinguished himself by symbolically standing with the brutalized people of Syria as they seek freedom from the dictator Assad.
Published August 22, 2011
The war in Libya and the broader Arab Spring have begun shedding light on a new order that will affect more than just the Middle East.
Published August 05, 2011
Washington has only recently changed its tune and replaced adoration of Syria’s dictator Assad with outreach to protestors. As with every other major repressive government, Damascus was courted and embraced by the Obama administration as it began its tenure in the White House.
Published August 01, 2011
As we countdown to a resolution of the debt mess, Republicans have just handed President Obama a major platform on which to seek reelection.
Published July 07, 2011
Voters who wanted a smaller federal government are set to lose badly in the budget deal taking shape in Washington. In exchange for tax hikes and overhyped cuts, Republicans would hand the political class a shiny new credit card and President Obama a huge political victory.
Published June 22, 2011
It appears that cuts in troop strength will arrive right on time by President Obama’s political schedule. Furthermore, a massive reduction in Afghanistan by the 2012 U.S. elections seems likely. Mr. Obama has done little to dispel a well-earned reputation for incompetence in foreign affairs.
Published June 17, 2011
If the mission is getting rid of Col. Muammar Qaddafi—which it ought to be—then let’s get on with it. We should state this obvious goal clearly and augment the rebels’ ability to take Tripoli.
Published June 08, 2011
Despite the fact that the future courses of places like Iran, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen will have an impact on American security and our way of life, events have basically been left to follow their own course, both during and after revolutions. White House policy is non-existent. Why?