Tag Archives: Middle East

The National Interest: Opinion: Daniel R. DePetris- 10 Questions to Ask Before Intervening in Libya Again

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: The National Interest Blog: Opinion: Daniel R. DePetris- 10 Questions to Ask Before Intervening in Libya Again It’s not that intervening in Libya in 2011 was the wrong decision. The … Continue reading

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Gil Troy: Moynihan’s Moment- Daniel P. Moynihan’s Fight Against Zionism is Racism

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Gil Troy: Moynihan’s Moment- Daniel P. Moynihan’s Fight Against Zionism is Racism I’ve never understood the New-Left’s hatred of Israel and perhaps the Jewish community in America in general. Socialists … Continue reading

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USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: USA Today: Opinion: Qanta Ahmed- Islamism’s Double Pronged Assault on Liberal Democracy Islamism, from ISIS and other groups, is not just and assault on American and Western values, but its … Continue reading

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The National Interest: Opinion: Peter Harris: Losing the International Order: Westphalia, Liberalism and Current World Crises

Source: The National Interest: Opinion: Peter Harris: Losing the International Order: Westphalia, Liberalism and Current World Crises To put it mildly the world is a lot more complicated now and the developed world which is mostly in the West is … Continue reading

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The Onion: Nathan Eckert: The Iraq War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region & Set Off a Global Shockwave of Anti-Americanism

Source: The Onion: Nathan Eckert: The Iraq War Will Destabilize The Entire Mideast Region & Set Off a Global Shockwave of Anti-Americanism Looking back at the Iraq War from over a twelve-year perspective it reminds me of someone who knows … Continue reading

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Mal Partisan: ISIS Must be Destroyed, But it Won’t be Easy: Time For a Coalition of The Able and Willing to Destroy ISIS

Source: Mal Partisan: ISIS Must be Destroyed, But it Won’t be Easy For anyone to say that this is just about revenge for what happened in Paris and that I and others are scared that this could happen in Washington, … Continue reading

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The Nation: Opinion: Laila Lalami: To Defeat ISIS, We Must Call Both Western and Muslim Leaders to Account

Source: The Nation: Opinion: Laila Lalami: To Defeat ISIS, We Must Call Both Western and Muslim Leaders to Account I watched Senator John McCain, whose not exactly amateur when it comes to national security and foreign policy experience and knowledge, … Continue reading

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Rick Cooley: ‘No Nukes’- Only Through Multi-Lateral Disarmament

Source: Rick Cooley: ‘No Nukes’ Before we talk about eliminating nuclear weapons from the face of the Earth, which I would go along with as long as it’s not just the United States that does that, but everyone else involved who … Continue reading

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The Buchanan Brigade: Blog: Patrick J. Buchanan: The GOP’s Iran Dilemma

The Buchanan Brigade: Blog: Patrick J. Buchanan: The GOP’s Iran Dilemma I actually agree with Pat Buchanan, who seems to be getting more sane and intelligent as he gets older. The way I would put it, is that President Obama … Continue reading

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Foreign Affairs: Opinion- Michael T. Klare: ‘Hard Power, Soft Power & Energy Power’

  “The debate over whether U.S. interests abroad are better served by hard power—coercive means such as military force—or soft power—less aggressive means of persuasion, such as diplomacy, economic aid, and propaganda—is perennial. Since becoming president, Barack Obama has emphasized … Continue reading

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