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Ukrainian Ceasefire Lasts Hours; Putin Continues To Advance

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The latest ceasefire in Ukraine is already coming apart, and it hasn’t even been a week.
Russian-backed separatists continue to attack Ukrainian forces defending the strategic city of Debaltseve and show no sign of stopping. To no one’s surprise, Putin… Continue reading

America Needs A Venezuela Policy

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In 2014, troubling trends in Europe and the Middle East held much of America’s attention. And 2015 is shaping up to be similar.
I have written extensively and frequently on how America can better defend its interests and allies in… Continue reading

China Makes Its Move In Latin America

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For the last five years, President Obama has been talking about an American “pivot” to Asia. It is now common knowledge that the Asia pivot has been a resounding failure – emboldening those powers it sought to keep in check… Continue reading

President Obama Starts The New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

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Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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The latest battle between Republicans and Democrats over the spending bill was anticlimactic in comparison to the past.
For starters, the drama really only lasted a week – a far shorter period of time than we’ve seen legislators go at… Continue reading

President Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order

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Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said… Continue reading

Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

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Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading