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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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Obama Will Leave a Mess in the Middle East - Ron Breiman, Israel Hayom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised a legitimate demand during the talks between the Western powers and Iran -- that Iran should recognize Israel as a Jewish state and stop th...

Iran Hasn't Agreed to the Agreement - Eli Lake, Bloomberg View

Here’s the thing about agreements. The parties that enter into them have to actually, you know, agree. Take the Iran framework agreement, for instance. President Barack Obam...

Obama's Cuba Triumph - Leon Krauze, Daily Beast

The president deftly navigated the treacherous waters at the Panama summit. But challenges remain....

Maduro Confronts Obama - Karla Zabludovsky, BuzzFeed

PANAMA CITY, Panama — It was Cuba’s moment, with the island being invited to participate in a regional summit for the first time in its 21-year history and its presiden...

Obama and Castro's Historic Meeting - Archibold & Hirschfeld Davis, NYT

PANAMA — President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba met here Saturday in the first face-to-face discussion between the leaders of the two countries in a half-century....

Obama Leaves the World Exposed - Greg Sheridan, The Australian

The deal US President Barack Obama claims to have sewn up with Iran over its nuclear program — though Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei irritatingly says the...

Obama Puts Heat on Chavistas - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RealClearWorld

On March 9, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that qualifies Venezuela's regime as a threat to U.S. internal security and foreign policy. The order imposes asse...

Nuke Deal: U.S. vs Iran Interepretations - S. Shahidsaless, Monitor

The statements issued by Iran and the United States after the Lausanne agreement have important discrepancies on key issues that need to be resolved before the June 30 deadline....

What if Saddam Had Invaded Saudi Arabia? - Robert Farley, TNI

In early August 1990, the Iraqi Army executed a nearly flawless operation to seize and occupy Kuwait. Iraqi forces had grown increasingly lethal in the final year of the Iran-Iraq ...

Obama to Putin: Stop Hacking Me - Shane Harris, Daily Beast

The U.S. is calling out Russia for a ‘dramatic rise’ in cyber espionage against America. It’s part of a veiled threat to the Kremlin: We know what you’re do...

A Historic Summit of the Americas - Jon Lee Anderson, New Yorker

This Friday and Saturday, in Panama, most of the leaders of countries in the Western Hemisphere will gather for the biannual Summit of the Americas. This conclave promises to be an...

Why the Iran Framework Is Extraordinary - Adam Mount, BAS

There are three reasons why this accord was unlikely: the record of US intelligence, the state of US policy when President Obama took office, and the innovative safeguards applied....

A Failed Framework on Iran - Conrad Black, National Review

Obama’s deal just kicks the can down the road....

The American Warlord Guilty of Torture - Brian Castner, Daily Beast

Chucky Taylor, the bloodthirsty son of a former Liberian dictator, is currently the only American rotting in U.S. prison for torturing people abroad....

Can Israel Scupper the Iran Deal? - Amos Harel, Foreign Policy

Benjamin Netanyahu has legitimate worries about the nuclear deal with Iran. But with no leverage in Washington to argue his case, how far is he willing to go?...

Why so Many Doubt Obama's Stance on Israel - J. Tobin, Commentary

Yesterday in an interview with the New York Times Thomas Friedman, President Obama purported to be aggrieved that anyone would question his support for Israel or his respect for co...

Obama Undermines His Own Case for Iran Deal - E. Lake, Bloomberg View

In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear agreement reached last week, President Barack Obama has had a lot to say about sanctions....

Obama's Disastrous Doctrine - Daniel Pipes, Washington Times

James Jeffrey, Barack Obama’s former ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Iraq, has this to say about the administration’s current record in the Middle East:...

Obama Walks the Nuclear Tightrope - Washington Post

PRESIDENT OBAMA has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign for his preliminary nuclear deal with Iran, telling the New York Times on Saturday that “this is our best bet by ...

The Obama Doctrine and Iran - Thomas Friedman, New York Times

In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming “Down With USA.”...

Both Sides Are Making Steep Concessions - Lynch & Hudson, Foreign Policy

A diplomatic breakthrough could constitute a “new parameter in the Middle East,” opening the door to increased U.S.-Iranian cooperation, said Thomas Pickering, a vetera...

U.S., Israel May Be Permanently Divided - Ian Bremmer, Time

Obama and Netanyahu don't like each other, but Israel and the U.S. will have problems even when they're both out of office....

Iran Will Always Be an Enemy - Michael McBride, The National Interest

Amid optimism that negotiators can hammer out an acceptable deal over Iran’s nuclear program, many see this as an opportunity for a possible rapprochement with Iran. This opt...

Why Obama Chose Iran - Greg Jaffe, Washington Post

Much of President Obama’s foreign policy agenda has been foisted upon him during his six years in office. He inherited two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, neither of which he&...

The "Yemen Model:" Obama's Great Failure - Amanda Taub, Vox

On Wednesday, a mere day before Yemen's monthslong crisis collapsed into such chaos that rebels ran the president out of the country, and several days after US special forces had f...

America's Shifting Middle East Policy - Der Spiegel

Barack Obama wanted to do everything differently than his predecessor, also in the realm of foreign policy. He wanted to bring an end to America's role as global police officer and...

Iran Is Playing Obama for a Fool - Michael Curtis, The Commentator

Iran plainly takes the United States as a fool in its hyper deceptive machinations for a nuclear deal. But it's so much worse than that. Bashing Israel and trying to manipulate the...

Obama's Coming Break with Israel - Reihan Salam, National Review

According to Diehl, the Obama administration is getting ready to back a U.N. Security Council resolution that would, in his words, “mandate the solution to the questions Isra...

Obama's Next Quake - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

President Obama’s rhetorical assault on Benjamin Netanyahu last week was in part the product of pique. But it also set the stage for what could be another crockery-breaking b...

Obama Fiddles While the Middle East Burns - D. Rothkopf, Foreign Policy

The entire Middle East is at war right now, and the Obama administration's strategic incoherence is aiding and abetting the chaos....

Obama's March of Folly - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

As the deadline for the end of the Iran nuclear talks grows closer, the remaining gaps between the positions of the two parties are starting to be closed up. And as everyone expect...

Obama Confusing Threat and Ally With Iran and Israel - Jeb Bush, NR

A month ago, in a speech to the Chicago Global Forum, I argued that the Obama administration’s foreign policy could best be summarized this way: weak and uncertain. The administr...

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...

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