The paralyzing and costly zigzags of American policy over the last couple of decades have opened doors for rivals to benefit at its expense. Chief among these is China.
‘The others, gasping, stumbling, with face contorted, hands wildly gesticulating, and uttering horse cries of pain, fled madly through the villages and farms …’
By declaring ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria after a single night, President Trump is avoiding the kind of sustained strategy that actually produces results.
The Trump administration likely has a strategy in mind to change the way U.S. enemies have gotten used to thinking after eight years of President Obama.
The United States, the United Kingdom, and France were the heroes of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first century, they still are.
President Trump wanted to declare victory over ISIS in Syria and go home. Well, that’s the trick, isn’t it? It turns out ‘win and go home’ rarely works.
The Trump administration ought not to concede one inch to those who wish to sideline the personnel and stifle the policies that would make its counterjihadist agenda a reality.
John Bolton not only shares the president’s views on many foreign policy issues, he has decades of experience in government, politics, and American leadership.
To Americans tired of military campaigns to social engineer governments in distant lands, Donald Trump suggested he might embrace a less belligerent foreign policy. That’s not happening.
We have reached peak idiocy if Mueller really is investigating backchannels between the early Trump administration and the Kremlin.
Maybe Kim Jong-un is North Korea’s Mikhail Gorbachev. But given the total lack of evidence for such a radically new direction, this is vanishingly unlikely.
By removing the term limits to the presidency in China, Xi becomes what Mao was — a permanent and exceedingly powerful dictator.
We should be wary of a military conflict that could incinerate millions of victims of totalitarianism, along with U.S. citizens, South Koreans, and others living in the region.
That U.S. intelligence agencies’ latest threat assessment views Iran’s leadership according to the moderate-hardliner split. That defies logic.
There has been no indication that the Trump administration’s policies are influenced by Russian preferences. There are plenty, however, that President Obama’s policies were.
Upping the ante in Syria would be politically disastrous for the president, and more important, it would damage America’s national security. Here’s why.
As the world implodes around them, President Obama and his advisors blithely find time to lavish praise on each other and themselves.
The new strategy represents a substantive challenge to the foreign policy establishment that has reigned in DC for decades.
Gawdat Bahgat’s ideas are worth dissecting because they are what Obama administration defenders have been saying for years about Iran in defense of the flawed nuclear deal.
The hearing made clear that ISIS has been destroyed and much of the credit, like it or not, should go to the Trump administration.
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