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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 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 ...

Countering Putin's Grand Strategy - Robert Kaplan, Wall Street Journal

With Europe weak and distracted, and Mr. Putin stoking nationalism in the midst of an economic crisis at home, only the U.S. can be the organizing principle for strengthening the I...

Islam and the West at War - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Over the more than 13 years since Al Qaeda attacked America on 9/11, we have seen trains blown up in Madrid, the Tube and a bus bombed in London, Western journalists beheaded, the ...

Obama Stumbled into the Right Syria Policy - Ian Bremmer, FT

America’s values demand that Washington offer what it can to help those who need assistance. American interests require that Washington keep its distance from wars it can&rsq...

Can Obama Succeed Where Carter, Ford Failed? - S. Purcell, The European

On December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he had made an executive decision to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. The stated reason for his reversal of mor...

Obama Fears Netanyahu's Plain Talk - Washington Times

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells it like it is, clear and plain with the bark on, and sometimes says things that politicians in Israel and other places know is true ...

Obama the Appeasement Crusader - Charles Krauthammer, National Review

His secretary of defense says “the world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears...

The Weak ISIS War Obama Would Fight - New York Sun

To judge by the early reports President Obama’s declaration of war against the Islamic State is going to be a disappointing document. He doesn’t want to stand on princi...

Obama's Expansive War Authorization Request - New York Times

Nearly five months after launching a war against the Islamic State, in Iraq and Syria, the Obama administration has gotten around to requesting formal authorization from Congress t...

Realism in the Fight Against ISIS - M. Zenko, Council on Foreign Relations

Just as Presidents Bush and Obama previously vowed to “eliminate” or “destroy” several militant or terrorist organizations, and failed completely each time,...

Why America Lacks Europe's Islamism Problem - James Poulos, The Week

Allow me to stereotype Americans for a moment. Unlike Europeans, we think we live in what's still a very "new" world. It's unburdened by the past in a way Europe can't be. Our hist...

Islamist Terror Is not Random - David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Acknowledging who the victims of Islamic terrorism are means acknowledging its motivations...

We Can Only Guess at Obama's Goal in Iran Talks - Jerusalem Post

Mead, Doran, and others may or may not be right. There is very little to go on. What we do know is that during negotiations with Iran, the P5+1, led by America, has shown a worryin...

Obama's Foreign Policy Puts Ideology over Strategy - E. Abrams, Mosaic

resident Obama’s foreign policy cannot be understood or defended as an effort to advance American national interests as they are normally understood. By any usual definition—s...

Obama's Propaganda Victory for Islamists - Marc Thiessen, Wash. Post

President Obama was not the only one excoriating the Crusaders last week. “The criminal Crusader coalition aircraft bombarded a site outside the city of ar-Raqqah today at ...

This Administration Doesn't Get It - Shia Altman, Times of Israel

It is Rice and her boss who are missing the sense of perspective. So in other words, unless there is some country or force that can possibly physically destroy the US, nothing els...

Obama Gives ISIS a Propaganda Boost - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

President Obama was not the only one excoriating the Crusaders last week. “The criminal Crusader coalition aircraft bombarded a site outside the city of ar-Raqqah today at noon w...

Strategic Patience Has Limits - Kori Schake, Foreign Policy

The White House released its long-overdue National Security Strategy (NSS) on Friday. Criticisms of the administration’s leadership failures have clearly gotten under the White H...

Can U.S. and China Redefine Great Power Relations? - K. Rudd, HuffPo

EIJING -- I have watched carefully the evolution of China's concept of a "New Type of Great Power Relationship." This has been a core element of President Xi Jinping's foreign poli...

What Cuba Has Cost the World - Carlos Alberto Montaner, RealClearWorld

Cuban leader Raul Castro has presented to U.S. President Barack Obama a set of conditions to re-establish diplomatic relations. Among those conditions, Castro demands compensation ...

Obama Has no Red Lines on Iran - Abraham Ben-Zvi, Israel Hayom

It seems U.S. President Barack Obama wants an agreement with Iran as a "legacy achievement," which he could use as evidence to claim that he stabilized, at least partially, the tur...

Obama: We Will Continue to Move Slow - Gopal Ratnam, Foreign Policy

Critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have for years assailed his administration for responding too slowly to crises ranging from Syria to Russia. In a far-reach...

German-Americans: The Silent Minority - The Economist

ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the...

Remember the Stakes in Israel-U.S. Relations - Nimrod Noy, Jerusalem Post

The constant talk of a political horizon, the demand to take political initiative, and the development of feelings of guilt that we haven't done enough are all Western ailments tha...

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits...

Biden will head to Ohio's Appalachi

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio's Appalachian region, an area loaded wit...

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate

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Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

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