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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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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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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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The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

The Tragic Decline of American Foreign Policy

| April 16, 2014

The US government has undermined its own ability to persuade allies to help with the international heavy lifting.

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Jumping Off the Global Tiger’s Back

Jumping Off the Global Tiger’s Back

| November 14, 2013

The Obama administration has little interest in world leadership.

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