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.
‘We are not safe in Iraq while Daesh (ISIS) is in control. We have no future, no work, no belongings,’ says an Iraqi genocide survivor.
Surveying the foreign policy looming landscape, it’s not at all clear that either of the two frontrunners are up to the task.
Shortly after Hillary Clinton met with the crown prince of Bahrain, a Clinton Foundation donor, the United States sold his country a bunch of arms.
There is only one American who must bear the moral stain of allowing Syria to become an abattoir, and that is the current president of the United States, Barack Obama.
As militant Islam becomes more prominent in world affairs, it becomes less prominent in American classrooms.
The entire American Left now has amnesia about having passively enabled a rising Russia over the last several years.
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