Defeating ISIS would most likely necessitate a holistic, long-term approach in Iraq along the lines of the 2007 surge. But this would cost the president significant political capital.
As Trump considers fighting the courts or drafting another executive order, it’s important to remember many Americans view things very differently from the so-called mainstream.
Not only do these Christians have hundreds of years of oppressed mentality to overcome, but Muslims, just like wife-beaters, increase their wrathful acts upon their victims when they seek help.
While news reports focused on the controversy and chaos, the underlying question is strangely untouched: why should the United States accept refugees from Australia?
President Trump’s order is straightforward and reasonable, designed ‘to protect Americans’ and to ‘ensure that those admitted to this country’ don’t hate America.
Russia’s increased involvement in Libya is another sign that President Vladimir Putin seeks a resurgent Russia that holds sway with allies throughout the Middle East.
Over the course of the lengthy hearing, his testimony painted a coherent picture of what a Rex Tillerson-style American foreign policy might look like.
The Islamic State has become the most prominent terrorist organization in the world—and Obama’s ‘lead from behind’ tactics have made things worse.
Christians are still in Christmastide; the Christmas story remains timely for a few more days. And to take the Incarnation seriously is to take history seriously.
Israel’s precarious relationship with its oil-rich neighbors makes energy and resource independence a national security priority.
As we close out the year and prepare for the incoming Trump administration, here are the top ten foreign policy developments of 2016 that will set the scene for 2017.
President Obama mismanaged two wars, oversaw the collapse of order across the Middle East, and left the United States and the world less safe.
Iran’s leaders are aware that once Donald Trump is in office, the Iran deal is most likely going to be altered or dismantled. So why not thumb their noses at the United States?
A conservative approach toward the Middle East today should not be a choice between the two extremes of isolationism or global policing.
Like Blockbuster or Kodak, the American pro-Israel community has had a great run. But the Barack Obama years have broken the community’s old model.
His history of lying and coverups does not just disqualify him for Secretary of State—it makes him unfit for any cabinet position in Trump’s administration.
Russia is resurrecting Soviet-era tactics and moving, with allies like Iran, to change the international order, and we’re still acting like they’re our partners in places like Syria.
‘If I have been focused on an establishment, it has been the monolithic one in Middle Eastern Studies, not the varied one in Washington. There you at least get some turnover.’
While everyone fixates on Syria’s civil war and ISIS, bloody civil war in Yemen serves as a front for a power struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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