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Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) think the U.S. government should use drones to launch airstrikes in other countries against suspected terrorists. Americans are, however, much ...(full article)

President Obama was a man changed for the better on his trip to Israel. He offered a more realistic base for approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was muscular in standi...(full article)

If Iraq was regrettable in one respect, it was in pushing Obama to embrace destabilizing minimalism in the Arab world. The U.S. has left a void that contending actors are seeking t...(full article)

The newest outpost in the U.S. government’s empire of drone bases sits behind a razor-wire-topped wall outside this West African capital, blasted by 110-degree heat and the occas...(full article)

Countries from Uzbekistan to Ukraine use a loophole to try to quietly influence the United States. A "foreign agent" by any other name....(full article)

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How to Pressure Israel to Make Peace - Matthew Duss, Slate

In the wake of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that a Palestinian state would not be created on his watch, the Obama administration has sign...

Toward an Un-Grand Strategy - D. Clausen & M. Nurnus, Diplomat

A common refrain from both pundits and foreign policy analysts has been to ask: Where has U.S. grand strategy gone? There has been no shortage of commentary arguing that the United...

Let Obama Seal the Trans-Pacific Trade Deal - Bloomberg View

The fate of the most ambitious trade agreement ever attempted is in doubt. Talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would bind the U.S. and 11 other countries to new commitmen...

Obama's ISIS Policy - Harry Kazianis, RealClearDefense

RealClearDefense editor Harry Kazianis speaks with HASC Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry about what the president must do to defeat Islamic radicalism....

Obama Doesn't See the Threat Iran Poses - S. Hayes, Weekly Standard

Iran is an opportunity, not a threat; it’s a potential partner, not an enemy. For more than six years, this view of the Islamic Republic has guided the decisions made by Bar...

Blame Demographics, Not Bibi, For Frayed Ties - Robert Merry, TNI

Big elections often are seen by academics and pundits as ushering in new political eras. More often, they actually are mere reflections of underlying political developments that cr...

Obama's Asia Policy Flounders - Michael Auslin, Commentary

Thanks to some bold rhetoric and high-profile visits over the past years, Barack Obama’s Asia policy has by and large been seen as a bright spot in his foreign policy. Compar...

Obama, the Assad Accomplice - Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal

So Assad knows that Mr. Obama will do nothing to dethrone him. He knows also that the administration—which came to office as the most pro-Syrian in history—still wants ...

A Deal Bigger than Iran - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

So is war the only alternative for Obama? Evidently not. When deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was recently asked how the United States would prevent Iran from racing to...

The Right Way Forward on Iran - Walter Russell Mead, American Interest

The P5+1 left a few key players out of the equation. The President must act to add them in....

Obama Backs Iran's Push for Hegemony - Abraham Miller, RealClearWorld

If there is a lesson to be learned from our dealings with the Soviets, it is that an agreement is only as good as the real transparency of the parties that enter into it....

Like It or Not, U.S. & Iran Are Allied vs. ISIS - Nancy Youssef, Dly Bst

Iran and America are still enemies, technically. But U.S. airpower has ISIS pinned down in Iraq. And that’s helping Iran move in....

America's Self-Inflicted Nat'l Security Crisis - Forbes & Talent, RCDef.

Over the past several years, knowledgeable witnesses appearing before Congress have testified to an impending crisis in national security. Whether it is the readiness of American p...

Chinese Fascination with U.S.-Israel Spat - Alex Pevzner, Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, laying out in detail Israel's opposition to what appears to be an imminent deal between the world powers and Iran regarding ...

Iran Pushes Back Against Senate GOP Letter - Rob Garver, Fiscal Times

When 47 Senate Republicans on Monday released an open letter to the leadership of Iran warning that they would not honor an agreement on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program be...

Collateral Damage of Obama's Iran Deal - Amir Taheri, New York Post

President Obama may be about to make the biggest of his many foreign-policy mistakes. Both Washington and Tehran have hinted that an accord on Iran’s nuclear program may come a...

On Iran, Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right - Kori Schake, Foreign Policy

Whatever Senate Republicans’ mistakes, and angry as the President might be about legislators undercutting him during the endgame of a difficult negotiation, he might want to co...

Congress Tries to Out-Troll Obama on Foreign Policy - D. Drezner, WaPo

Congressional Republicans are trying to sabotage the Iran negotiations by goading their counterpart hardliners in Iran. Here's why it won't work....

In Cuba, a Diplomatic Cautionary Tale - J McKay, American Conservative

On December 10, 2013, at the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro. ...

Israel and the P5+1 Need Strategic Patience - Natan Sachs, Brookings

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s worries about a bad agreement between the P5+1 powers and Iran is not unfounded. The details of the framework agreement offered to Iran ar...

America Embraces the 'Death to America' Set - Benny Avni, New York Post

The commander of Iran’s terrorist al-Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, was leading the charge Tuesday as Iraqi forces attacked ISIS in Tikrit with de facto US support. In other wo...

Obama Elbows Into Colombia Peace Talks - Mary O'Grady, WSJ

President Obama’s top priority in the region is normalizing relations with the Cuban military dictatorship. Raúl Castro says that cannot happen unless Cuba is taken of...

Netanyahu's Churchillian Warning - Charles Krauthammer, WaPo

Change the deal, strengthen the sanctions, give Israel a free hand. Netanyahu offered a different path in his clear, bold and often moving address, Churchillian in its appeal to re...

Obama Should Answer on Iran - Washington Post

THE CONCERNS about a prospective nuclear agreement with Iran raised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a speech to Congress on Tuesday are not — as the White Hou...

A History of U.S.-Israel Breakups and Makeups - Gil Troy, Daily Beast

Tensions between Israel and the U.S., despite their enduring friendship, are not new. But the escalating enmity between Barack Obama and Bibi Netanyahu has broken the usual patte...

Why Does Bibi Antagonize Obama? - Ruth Margalit, Slate

World leaders have long racked up points at home for being antagonistic toward the United States. Hugo Chavez called Barack Obama “a clown” and “an embarrassmen...

Slowing Obama's Rush to Peace - Eli Lake, Bloomberg

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress Tuesday to discuss his deep worries about a potential nuclear deal with Iran, the legislature of the world's mos...

Bibi's Triumph Puts Obama on Defensive - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

If President Obama was hoping that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu would lay an egg with his much-anticipated and controversial speech to a joint session of Congress, he was gra...

Netanyahu Leads the Free World - Quin Hillyer, National Review

While under fierce attack from President Obama, the Israeli prime minister defends Western values and speaks the truth about Iran....

Bibi Can Get Away with Anything in America - Robert Fisk, Independent

Congressmen of both parties have grovelled and fainted and shrieked their support for Bibi and his predecessors with more enthusiasm that the Roman hordes in the Colosseum. Last ti...

How could U.S. and Russia Go to War? We Don't Know - P. Saunders, TNI

Though Moscow now appears willing to talk about Ukraine, it is far from clear that Russia’s terms will be acceptable to the United States—or, more important, to Kiev. Meanwhile...

Bibi Versus the Bully in the White House - Matt Continetti, National Review

The emerging nuclear deal with Iran is indefensible. The White House knows it. That is why President Obama does not want to subject an agreement to congressional approval, why crit...

Is Obama Stirring Up Anti-Semitism? - Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post

In advance of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress next week about the growing threat of a nuclear Iran, the normally placid president of the United States...

Obama's Iran Deal Worse Than No Deal - Joseph & Tobey, National Review

in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Their defense is a simple statement of fact: There is no agreement yet, so how can the critics be right? They assert that we must...

Restoring American Supremacy - Dov Zakheim, National Interest

PRESIDENT BARACK Obama rounded the bend into his final lap in office with the clear objective of subordinating foreign affairs to his domestic legacy. Given what he can only view a...

The Liberal Split over ISIS - James Kirchick, World Affairs Journal

Has Chris Matthews joined the ranks of the dreaded neoconservatives?...

Obama's Absurd Denial of Islamic Terrorism - Dennis Prager, Townhall

Regarding Islamic violence -- the greatest world evil since Nazism and Communism -- the president of the United States, his administration, and the left generally live in a make-be...

Obama's Doomed Iran Outreach - Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard

Not long after his inauguration in January 2009, President Barack Obama penned a letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran. As a presidential candidate, Obama ha...

Obama's Isolationism - Conrad Black, National Review

Almost everyone except the shrinking hallelujah chorus for the Obama administration acknowledges that there are serious problems in U.S. foreign policy, and that the antagonists to...

White House Lowers Bar for Iran Nuke Deal - Lake & Rogin, Bloomberg

For anyone hoping a nuclear deal with Iran might stop the Tehran government from destabilizing the Middle East or free its political prisoners, the Obama administration has some ba...

America's Tyranny of Informality - Michael Strain, Washington Post

We were all gathered in the lunchroom of my Catholic grade school. I was in seventh grade, about to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The archbishop wandered in to give us a l...

Obama Should Stop Trying to Interpret Islam - Reihan Salam, Slate

On Sept. 17, 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, President George W. Bush declared that “these acts of violence violate the fundamental tenets of the Islam...

Obama's Dangerous Misdiagnosis of Islamism - P. Wehner, Commentary

The president, then, is utterly clueless and misdiagnosing the problem. Think if you had a pain in your chest and assumed it was heart burn when it was a heart attack. That would b...

Stop Saying the Middle East Needs Democracy - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

According to Pew Research Center polling, given a choice between a leader with a strong hand or a democratic system of government, most Muslims choose democracy. For us, democracy ...

Jeb Bush Borrows Brother's Foreign Policy - W. James Antle, TNI

“George W. Bush's foreign policy with the words pronounced correctly.” That was my snap assessment of Jeb Bush's big foreign-policy speech in Chicago Wednesday. It may...

The U.S. Is the Indispensable Peacemaker in Ukraine - George Bovt, MT

When pragmatic negotiators in Minsk left two days free before the start of the cease-fire in Ukraine, both sides exploited that opportunity to continue the fighting. Pro-Russian se...

Obama's Five Mideast Blunders - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and the...

The Jewish Diaspora Contracts - Joel Kotkin, Orange County Register

Recent anti-Semitic events – from France and Belgium to Argentina – are accelerating the relentless shrinking of the Jewish Diaspora. Once spread virtually throughout t...

A False Choice Between Force and weak Diplomacy - Will Marshall, The Hill

Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel was anything but ...

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Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

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