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America Surrenders in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

America Surrenders in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

| July 7, 2014

Now the world is learning the high price of American detachment.

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Going Back to Iraq

Going Back to Iraq

| June 10, 2014

The U.S. has spent almost a decade trying to extricate itself from Iraq. Today’s seizure of one of Iraq’s most important cities by Sunni extremists may well require the U.S. to become more involved.

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US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

US Vacates Base in Central Asia as Russia’s Clout Rises

| June 3, 2014

The United States has handed back its only Central Asian airbase to the government of Russia’s close ally Kyrgyzstan.

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As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

As Putin Looks East, China and Russia Sign $400-Billion Gas Deal

| May 21, 2014

The long-awaited agreement is a political triumph for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is courting partners in Asia as those in Europe and the United States seek to isolate him over Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula.

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China and the Age of Contempt

China and the Age of Contempt

| May 15, 2014

The United States’ allies in Asia needed reassurance from Washington that, despite missteps in Syria and Ukraine, it was serious about defending the political and economic order in Asia. But reassuring allies also means demonstrating U.S. intent and capability to stand up to China’s revanchism.

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He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

He’s Made It Worse: Obama’s Middle East

| May 1, 2014

Under Barack Obama’s leadership, in almost every square inch of the Middle East, the strategic position of the United States has decayed. And the region itself is far worse off than it was when he took office.

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Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

Obama’s Post-Cold War ‘Bizarro World’ Foreign Policies

| April 24, 2014

The new global order unfolding has the look of disorder.

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The Inconvenience of History

The Inconvenience of History

| April 23, 2014

Ukraine: Obama abandons another country to its fate.

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The Problem With the New Isolationism

The Problem With the New Isolationism

| April 23, 2014

Power, like nature, abhors a vacuum. If the United States scales back its presence on the international scene, others will step up to fill the gap.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Flexibility’ Seen as Weakness

| April 23, 2014

US adversaries are watching the timid response in Ukraine.

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