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    Turkey Considers Requesting NATO Support After Syrian Border Incident

    At least five people, including two Turkish officials, were wounded on Monday when a cross-border shooting hit a refugee camp in Turkey’s Kilis province along the Syrian border. This incident has been described by the Turks as a “violation” of its border. It adds another level of complexity to the … More

    Field of Dreams Meets Visa Waiver Reform

    “If you build it, they will come”—at least that’s what author Edward Alden argues in a recent Foreign Affairs article calling for the long-overdue expansion of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Between 2005 and 2010, 98 million visitors entered the United States from the 36 member nations of the VWP, … More

    America in Asia: Shoring up U.S. Credibility Despite China’s Mistrust

    A new Brookings report on the inner workings and strategic thinking of the Chinese government explains that China’s leaders see “a long-term zero-sum game” between Beijing and Washington, and that the United States, not China, is on “the wrong side of history.” The authors of the report suggest that China … More

    Punch Drunk in the Oval Office

    Could someone get the President some new speechwriters? President Obama is woefully in need of new vocabulary, as a recent expose by Danish television hilariously and embarrassingly reveals. For leaders of smaller nations, a meeting and a photo op with the American President in the White House is always a … More

    Obama Hearts Israel . . . Oh, Really?

    At the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington today, President Barack Obama delivered a speech on US-Israeli relations under his presidency, but with the bad parts left out. “I have kept my commitments to the state of Israel,” Obama declared, “At every crucial juncture – at … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Doctrine Failure

    Three years ago, President Barack Obama set forth to recast American foreign policy in an image of his own design. It was one in which the White House engaged with enemies and undercut allies, apologized for American exceptionalism, and favored the “soft power” of treaties and international organizations. This “Obama … More

    Scribecast: AEI's Marc Thiessen on Dangers of the Obama Doctrine

    President Obama’s use of drone strikes to target terrorists is depleting U.S. intelligence on al Qaeda and making America less safe in the process, according to Marc Thiessen, an American Enterprise Institute fellow. “The Obama administration has completely eliminated live capture of terrorists and bringing them in for interrogation,” Thiessen … More

    Morning Bell: Middle East Crumbles Around Obama's Foreign Policy

    Thousands are dead in Syria, with more blood spilled each day. Iran is within arm’s reach of a nuclear weapon, threatening Israel’s very existence. And in Egypt, 19 Americans are banned from leaving the country, making them veritable hostages in an unfriendly land. All indications are that the Middle East … More

    Obama v. Obama: The President Takes Aim at Himself

    Those who might have nodded off after the first hour of President Obama’s third State of the Union address were surely brought back to consciousness by the startling claims on foreign policy and global leadership in the last third of the speech. As did much of the speech as a … More

    Scribecast: Rep. Frank Wolf Discusses Political and Religious Rights

    With economic issues dominating the domestic political agenda and much of our foreign policy focused on combating terrorism, systematic violations of political and religious rights by some of the world’s most tyrannical regimes receive less attention than perhaps they should. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican representing Virginia’s 5th District, is … More