Archive for November, 2012

Inside the West’s Economic War with Iran

Inside the West’s Economic War with Iran

| November 30, 2012

In his first week as U.S. president, Barack Obama told Iran’s leaders he would extend a hand if they would “unclench their fist” and persuade the West they weren’t trying to build a nuclear bomb. So far, they have not. In response, the United States and the European Union this year took a step they […]

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Even With a ‘Light Footprint,’ It’s Hard to Sidestep the Middle East

Even With a ‘Light Footprint,’ It’s Hard to Sidestep the Middle East

| November 17, 2012

The eruptions in the Middle East have posed perhaps the severest, most direct test yet of the limits of President Obama’s signature foreign policy innovation during his first term, what the White House hails as the “light footprint” strategy.

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How the Fiscal Cliff Puts National Security at Risk

How the Fiscal Cliff Puts National Security at Risk

| November 12, 2012

In the interest of national security, and the preservation of the world order the United States has upheld and benefited from since World War II, Republicans and Democrats must make the necessary compromises and agree on a deal to address the nation’s fiscal crisis in both the near and the long term.

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China Submarines to Soon Carry Nukes, Draft US Report Says

China Submarines to Soon Carry Nukes, Draft US Report Says

| November 8, 2012

China appears to be within two years of deploying submarine-launched nuclear weapons, a draft report by a congressionally mandated U.S. commission says.

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