Tag Archives: US foreign policy

Behind the Real U.S. Strategic Blunder in Syria

Obama’s Syria policy failed because it did not anticipate provoking Iranian and Russian interventions.

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Libya: Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice and the Ghost of Rwanda

Libya receives very little attention these days. Why did the international community collectively go wrong?

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Obama’s Syria Policy: The Illusion of US Power in the Middle East

The cost of letting US policy be determined primarily by the ambitions of Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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Why the United States and the West Can’t Win With Turkey

Examining the perfectly closed loops of circular Islamist thinking.

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Time to Ditch Rawls?

We now live in a world where liberal democracies, principally the United States, do not affirm the principles of liberalism.

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Destiny Lost? Trump and a US Off Its Moorings

Does criticizing and downplaying other nations help Americans feel better about themselves?

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Samantha Power and Henry Kissinger: Polar Opposites?

From the Balkans and Iraq to Libya: How important are morals in foreign policy making?

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The United States of Emotions

Why U.S. foreign policy has such a mixed record, in the Middle East and beyond.

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U.S.-Iran: “Breakthrough” or Waning U.S. Power?

Obama opened lines of communications to Iran, but political pressures in Washington prevent a more substantive shift in relations.

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President Trump: The Magic of American Politics

Can this crude, narcissistic demagogue actually become President of the United States?

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