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Don’t Forget About Ukraine

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ISIS. ISIS. ISIS.
Since the beginning of the ISIS insurgency in Iraq just a few weeks ago, the world’s attention has been focused squarely on containing – and possibly fighting – this dangerous organization.
To be sure, the implications of… Continue reading

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Obama Flubs Iraq

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It has been a rough week in Iraq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, has stormed into Fallujah, Mosul, and Tikrit in Iraq’s Sunni north, and is eager to strike at Baghdad.
In a historic move, Kurdish… Continue reading

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The American Dream isn’t dead but we have work to do

May 20, 2009: The Statue of Liberty against the deep blue sky in New York Harbor. On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 the statue will host the 125th anniversary of its dedication with a Naturalization Ceremony, the presentation of a gift… Continue reading

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Obama Is Surrendering The Middle East To Terrorists

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In his commencement address at West Point last week, President Obama got one thing right: “For the foreseeable future, the most direct threat to America at home and abroad remains terrorism.”
I agree.
While I have said and written many… Continue reading

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President Obama Defends His Foreign Policy In West Point Speech — But Where Do We Go From Here?

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In his commencement address at West Point this morning, President Obama offered a defense of his administration’s foreign policy over the past six years and his vision for the future of American foreign policy.
The speech comes on the heels… Continue reading

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Ukrainians Go To The Polls Tomorrow

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As Ukrainians go to the polls to elect their president tomorrow the result is not in much doubt: chocolatier and oligarch Petro Poroshenko will almost certainly be the next president of Ukraine.
But what is in much graver doubt is… Continue reading

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Putin Is Sponsoring Sectarian Violence In Ukraine

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Over the past few months much of the discussion about the crisis in Ukraine has concerned the implications of Vladimir Putin’s desire to turn Russia into a great power capable of challenging the United States and its NATO allies.
To… Continue reading