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    Will the Obama Administration Attack Libya Before the Foreign Policy Debate?

    Will the United States military strike targets in Libya before the October 22 presidential debate, which, coincidentally, will focus on foreign policy and national security? Probably. Would this attack fall into the “October Surprise” or “Wag the Dog” category? Probably not. The attack would certainly be no surprise. On September … More

    Global Verdict on Obama's Crumbling Foreign Policy

    Recent survey results show that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy has been unsuccessful in the promotion of America and in improving hostile relationships, especially in the Middle East. What’s more, polls taken by Transatlantic Trends 2012 show that the disapproval of the current Administration continues to grow. Directly linked to … More

    Russian Reset Roulette: Putin Throws Obama's Foreign Aid Under the Bus

    The State Department announced yesterday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed the United States he will not permit any further activities by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Russian Federation. State officials tried to put the best face on this humiliating rejection, saying they are “extremely … More

    Morning Bell: America's Debt to Its Diplomatic, Military, and Intelligence Personnel

    The deaths in Benghazi, Libya, of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and others in the service of the United States provides a tragic reminder of the great sacrifices that U.S. diplomatic, military, and intelligence personnel serving abroad make to defend America and its interests around the globe. In a dangerous … More

    President MIA on Daily Intelligence Briefings

    According to an article in The Washington Post by opinion writer Marc Thiessen, President Obama isn’t attending his daily intelligence briefings all that often. In fact, Thiessen asserts that the President is missing more than half his daily intelligence briefings, attending only around 38 percent of his Presidential Daily Brief … More

    Eisenhower, Goldwater, and Reagan on GOP Foreign Policy

    In an election year dominated by worries about jobs and the economy, it’s easy to forget that the president’s major constitutional concern is supposed to be handling foreign policy. But over the next four years, we can count on events overseas that will demand a response. How did previous nominees … More

    State Department Website Morphs into the World According to Obama

    The State Department is continuing to edit its website into a more Obama-centric story of the world. As reported by The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Roberts, the State Department three months ago changed the format of one of its better products, the country-by-country Background Notes to a format allegedly more in … More

    Hugo Chavez Endorses Obama: Will the White House Strike Back?

    On two recent occasions, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s populist authoritarian president, expressed warm support for President Obama. In Chavez’s book, the President is the “good guy” among American political figures in what he calls “the empire.” This was the dubious sort of offhand endorsement from a schizophrenic tyrant that even the … More

    Syria: Effective American Leadership Needed

    Syria’s long-suffering people need U.S. leadership, and they need it now. The situation is dire as activists say more than 14,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in March 2011. But effective action has been held up at the United Nations due to Russia’s diplomatic protection of the … More

    Is Palestinian Membership in the U.N. Another Area Where Obama Has Post-Election “Flexibility”?

    According to Foreign Policy, the Palestinians intend to try again this fall for membership in the United Nations. Their effort last year was stymied by U.S. opposition. Under U.N. rules, prospective member states must first receive a recommendation from the Security Council. The U.S. has a veto in the Security … More