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U.S.-Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State

U.S.-Qatar Alliance Strains Coalition Against Islamic State

| October 10, 2014

Washington’s Allies Say Emirate’s Ties to Militant and Islamist Groups are a Problem

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Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?

Time to Kick Turkey Out of NATO?

| October 9, 2014

The mess in Syria only confirms an inconvenient truth: The Turks are no longer reliable allies.

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Leon Panetta: Obama Has ‘Lost His Way’

Leon Panetta: Obama Has ‘Lost His Way’

| October 6, 2014

Former CIA director Leon Panetta discusses the threat posed by Islamic State and offers a critical review of Obama’s performance as president.

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Lebanon: The Next Front Line in the Islamic State Onslaught

Lebanon: The Next Front Line in the Islamic State Onslaught

| October 5, 2014

Lebanon’s precarious state has worsened as ISIS beheads citizens and holds hostage Lebanese troops and police.

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China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

China, Russia Flex Muscles in Increasing Number of Close Calls with U.S. Aircraft

| October 4, 2014

A spate of dangerous midair encounters between American, Chinese and Russian military aircraft in the Pacific is the result of increasingly assertive strategies by both U.S. adversaries to project power far beyond their borders.

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National Insecurity: Can Obama’s Foreign Policy be Saved?

National Insecurity: Can Obama’s Foreign Policy be Saved?

| September 9, 2014

If the nation is to recover fully, Obama must not only identify and attempt to reverse what has gone wrong, but he also must try to understand how he can achieve new gains by the end of his second term.

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Kissinger: No More Talk, Time to Attack ISIS

Kissinger: No More Talk, Time to Attack ISIS

| September 7, 2014

In an exclusive interview, Henry Kissinger, the grand old man of diplomacy, tells Toby Harnden that Obama must launch an all-out onslaught on Isis in Syria and Iraq, warning it should have happened already.

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Destabilizer-in-Chief

Destabilizer-in-Chief

| July 9, 2014

In the Middle East, Obama’s retreat has created a catastrophic vacuum of power.

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Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Too European?

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Too European?

| July 8, 2014

While Mr. Obama’s new style of diplomacy — soft power and nonintervention — was at first seen as a welcome break with the Bush years, five years later a dismal realization has set in. It turns out that soft power cannot replace hard power.

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The Post-Pax Americana World

The Post-Pax Americana World

| July 7, 2014

Who needs foreign policy when the arc of history is bending your way?

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