Tag: United States

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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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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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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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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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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The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

The West is Losing Faith in its Own Future

| December 10, 2013

Even though the lure of the West remains intense, the Western world itself is losing faith in its future.

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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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Israel Increasingly Courting China as an Ally

Israel Increasingly Courting China as an Ally

| November 12, 2013

Israel hopes to leverage its skills in high-technology and agricultural innovation to win the political support of the Chinese government, which has signaled it wants to play a greater diplomatic role in the Middle East.

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