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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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Trump's Wall Could Have Deadly Consequences - Clare Foran, Nat Journal

Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. "We'll have a great wall. We'll call it the Great Wall of Trump," the real estate mogul told Fox Bus...

Only America Can Lead on Changes Global Economy Needs - WaPo

All of these short-term woes and worries are symptoms of a much deeper issue: namely, how to restore vigorous, sustainable economic growth. Since the onset of the "Great Recession"...

Walker Calls on Obama to Cancel Chinese State Visit - Williams, The Hill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a GOP presidential contender, is calling on President Obama to cancel the upcoming state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. "Americans are struggli...

The Iran Deal Creates an Uncertain Future - D. Sanger & M. Gordon, NYT

WASHINGTON — As President Obama begins his three-week push to win approval of the Iran nuclear deal, he is confronting this political reality: His strongest argument in favor...

Why Is Canadian English Unique? - James Harbeck, BBC News

America’s neighbour resisted annexation by the US and its people remained subjects of the British monarch. But Canada’s English isn’t British or American, writes ...

The Global Corn Wars - Ted Genoways, The New Republic

The farm-by-farm fight between China and the United States to dominate the global food supply....

While Obama Dithers, Putin Presses On - Max Boot, Commentary

What all of this suggests is that Putin has not, to put it mildly, been persuaded to take a kinder, gentler approach to governance since the imposition of Western sanctions. Instea...

Obama's Appallingly Wrong Worldview - David French, National Review

If more than six years of Obama’s foreign policy have taught us anything, it’s that he’s thoroughly adopted the academic Left’s view of America’s inte...

Why Does Obama Insist Iran Deal Is Perfect? - R. Satloff, American Interest

hy has the Obama Administration—in public, at least—rejected all suggestions to improve the Iran nuclear agreement?...

Israel Must 'Recognize Reality' of Iran Deal - Uri Savir, Al-Monitor

Despite the ferocious political attacks between the White House and the Israeli government, one hears from both sides positive ramblings about future relations between the two coun...

Will Obama Walk that Extra Mile? - Ram Madhav, Times of India

India and US are the world's most populous and successful democracies. Both share several political, ethical and moral values. Thus the two are seen by many as natural allies. Indi...

U.S. Officials: Chinese Secret Agents in U.S. Spikes - Sciutto & Scott, CNN

The number of Chinese government secret agents in the U.S. has spiked in the last several months and is now in the double digits, according to U.S. officials. The agents are from t...

Real Mission for Chinese Agents in U.S. - Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View

In a weird new Cool War twist, Washington is demanding that China bring home agents it sent secretly to the U.S. to pressure corrupt Chinese officials and businessmen to return hom...

U.S. Is Needed to Battle Terror in Afghanistan - Aimal Faizi, Al Jazeera

"Any man and any nation that seeks peace and hates war, and is willing to fight the good fight ... will find the United States of America by their side, willing to walk with them -...

Washington Risks Alienating Korea - Korea Times

As a pivot in the trilateral alliance with Korea and Japan, the U.S. was expected to take a neutral position on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's lack of unelaborated remorse ab...

U.S. Presses for Solution to Syrian Civil War - Michael Crowley, Politico EU

Three months ago, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to the Black Sea resort town of Sochi for an unexpected meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A central topic: the civ...

Much-Needed Reform at the U.N. - The Hindu

The move by the United States to oppose any large-scale reforms in the United Nations Security Council does not match the promise President Barack Obama made to India, that it woul...

Calling in the God Squad to Save the Iran Deal - Nahal Toosi, Politico

The White House campaign to save the Iran nuclear deal is getting a boost from the God squad. Faith-based groups, many of them increasingly nervous about the well-funded push by op...

Obama's Warmongering Doublespeak - R. Golan-Vilella, National Interest

President Obama verbally aligns himself with critics of his counterterror policies—while continuing to carry them out....

What Obama Pursuing in Iran & Cuba Isn't Peace - Kevin Williamson, NR

The list of countries designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism is a pretty exclusive club, a veritable Legion of Doom populated by the likes of North Korea an...

What if Iran Cheats? Let 'Em Try - Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune

Here are the facts Iran has to face: Any violations of the deal will be detected and exposed. When that happens, Iran will be hit with the painful economic sanctions it made this d...

Jeb Bush the Wrong Messenger on Iraq - James Traub, Foreign Policy

We do not have an expression, at least in English, for “the brother of the pot calling the kettle black.” If we did, we would apply it to the speech Jeb Bush recently g...

American Troops in Ukraine Rattle Putin - Anna Nemtsova, Dly Beast

The Kremlin is worried about not just what the American troops are teaching the Ukrainians, but what they may be learning from them and the Donbas battlefield....

Hillary's Foreign Policy Problem - Colin Dueck, The National Interest

In a major speech a few days ago, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton laid out the likely parameters of her foreign policy argument for 2016. Decrying what she cal...

Obama: My Way, or You're a Traitor - Kyle Smith, New York Post

Even for President Obama, it was an outrageous statement, and he needs to apologize to the nation for it....

What Obama Has Learned - Max Fisher, Vox

Obama opens up on Iran...

Has Obama Learned Anything From Iraq? - Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

One obvious lesson is that intelligence on nuclear capabilities is notoriously unreliable. The Iraq war was fought on the basis of “one of the most public — and most da...

On Gitmo, Pentagon Stands in Obama's Way - Mak & Yousseff, Daily Beast

Half of the Gitmo detainees have been cleared to leave—if the defense secretary signs the papers to actually let them go....

Obama Vs. the Republican Cavaliers - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post

Anyone who still thinks the president has any chance of turning the opposition party his way after watching the candidates (or listening to Republicans in Congress) no doubt also b...

Is a 'Grand Bargain' over Taiwan Necessary? - Noah Lingwall, Diplomat

Even if China is willing to accept (in its view) an “invasive” U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific in the present, there is no mechanism to ensure that China doe...

Egypt Lobbies Itself Back into U.S.'s Good Graces - Julian Pecquet, ALM

Congress and the State Department are willing to overlook ongoing human rights abuses in Egypt as Abdel Fatah al-Sisi takes on the Islamic State and keeps the peace with Israel....

Blame U.S. Mideast Mess Solely on Obama - Michael Young, NOW

The Obama administration’s way of making foreign policy decisions has come under scrutiny lately as it adopts new, seemingly paradoxical, policies in the Middle East....

Is Obama's ISIS Strategy Working? - Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times

One year ago this weekend, President Obama launched airstrikes in Iraq to prevent the insurgent armies of Islamic State from advancing to the gates of Baghdad and conquering the co...

GOP Candidates Know Nothing About the World - Fred Kaplan, Slate

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republican Party’s presidential candidates are shockingly ill-informed....

Obama Empowers Iran - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows that the American public rejects the president’s Iran deal by more than 2 to 1. This is astonishing. The public generally gives the president...

Kurds to US: We Were Your Friends First - Julian Pecquet, Al-Monitor

The Kurdistan Regional Government has emerged as one of America’s best allies, but will its lobbying operation help it from falling prey to politics now that Iraq and Turkey ...

Obama Can't Handle Criticism of Iran Deal - Alan Dershowitz, J-Post

President Obama, in his desperation to save his Iran deal, has taken to attacking its opponents in personal ways. He has accused critics of his deal of being the same republican wa...

Why the U.S. Can't Build a Syrian Army - Matt Schiavenza, The Atlantic

An attack on an American-funded military group epitomizes the Obama administration’s logistical and strategic failures in the war-torn country....

12 Things Obama's Africa Trip Taught Us - David Smith, The Guardian

Such is Obama’s popularity in Kenya that there was relatively little media backlash against him, suggesting that by making gay rights a talking point, and perhaps changing a ...

What Is Obama Hiding About Iran and Al Qaeda? - Hayes & Kristol, WS

To paraphrase Lincoln, if we could first know where Iran is and whither Iran is tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. To evaluate the Iran deal, we need...

Obama, You Are no Reagan - W. Bruce Weinrod, Washington Times

In a recent interview defending the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, President Obama argued that that his approach to Iran is essentially the same as that which Ronald Reagan ...

Dear Barack: Leave Britain Alone! - Andrew Roberts, Politico EU

Opponents wonder whether Britons should really be taking lessons about the Special Relationship from the man who had Winston Churchill’s bust removed from the Oval Office, ar...

In Ethiopia, Obama Panders to Dictators - Ellen Bork, World Affairs Journal

On Monday, while visiting Ethiopia, President Obama qualified his mild criticisms of Ethiopia by saying his observations were made “from a position of respect and regard for ...

American Traitor, Israeli Hero - Andrew Bacevich, Politico EU

The U.S. government’s announcement that Jonathan Pollard will soon gain his release from prison is cause for celebration in Israel, and understandably so. There, Pollard is c...

Knowing Little History, Obama Makes Bad History - George Will, WaPo

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alam...

Obama's Equilibrium Fantasy - Tony Badran, NOW Lebanon

With the nuclear deal finally out of the way, President Obama can now get down to what, for him, has always been the real business-engaging Iran on regional issues. As one administ...

Remarks to the African Union - Barack Obama

A half-century into this independence era, it is long past time to put aside old stereotypes of an Africa forever mired in poverty and conflict. The world must recognize Africa's e...

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Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

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