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    South Korea Needs Trustpolitik…with Japan

    Just when relations between South Korea and Japan appeared unalterably on the road to perdition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proffered an off-ramp. Abe defied predictions by affirming rather than rejecting Japan’s previous apologies for its wartime atrocities. His stunning reversal provides an unforeseen opportunity to repair relations between America’s … More

    America’s Dwindling Economic Freedom: The Root of American Retreat

    America’s economic freedom and its leadership in international security are undeniably aligned. In his recent Wall Street Journal column, William A. Galston of the Brookings Institution asserted that the nation’s continuing jobless recovery has disheartened Americans from supporting a robust U.S. foreign policy: [O]ur political leaders cannot sustain the country’s … More

    Obama's Path to Defeat in Afghanistan

    Former secretary of state, national security adviser and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger is, by all measures, a foreign policy heavyweight. At a recent black-tie dinner, he stood – stoop-shouldered and peering imperiously over his signature thick, black-frame glasses – and remarked: “Unilateral withdrawal is not victory.” Whom could … More

    Vlad's Excellent Autocratic Adventure

    A great deal of ink has been spilt over the evolving situation in Ukraine, and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s de facto annexation of Crimea. At present, Crimea’s parliament has called for a public referendum to consider formal secession from Ukraine—the vote will be held on March 16. The Ukrainian government … More

    Israel Intercepts Missile Shipment from Iran as U.S. Shortchanges Missile Defense

    Last week, Iran was once again caught red-handed shipping arms, including advanced rockets, to Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists. The Israeli navy intercepted the Klos-C, a Panamanian-flagged ship, in the Red Sea on March 5. It was slated to offload a clandestine shipment of mortar shells, bullets, and surface-to-surface missiles in Sudan … More

    U.S. Can Influence Russia by Promoting Regional Free Trade

    The Obama Administration is currently considering political and economic options to counter Russia. One option should be obvious: free trade and economic freedom. By advancing U.S. trade interests in Russia’s sphere of influence the U.S. can promote economic freedom and mutually beneficial exchange while at the same time putting pressure … More

    Obama and the Red Crayon

    Lines don’t mean anything to President Obama. Domestically, he has no trouble stepping outside the lines of the law—even laws he championed—to suit his agenda. When it comes to foreign policy, he has a red crayon he likes to pull out from time to time—but it’s the washable kind. No … More

    Washington Post: 'Obama's Foreign Policy Is Based on Fantasy'

    President Obama has lost The Washington Post’s editorial board with his disastrous foreign policy. In a hard-hitting editorial today, the Post’s editors declared Obama’s outlook a “fantasy” and said that “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate … More

    As Kyiv Burns, the Obama Doctrine Is Going Down in Flames

    The Obama Administration’s lack of leadership on international crises has become so apparent that even The Washington Post is launching broadsides at the White House. In a tweet highlighting a major piece on Ukraine and Syria, the Post declared: “The ‘Obama Doctrine’ flounders as Kiev and Syria crumble.” This is, … More

    Erdogan’s Turkey Goes Soft on Terrorism

    There is mounting evidence that longtime U.S. ally Turkey has gone soft on terrorism since the rise to power of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan, whom President Obama claims is a close “personal friend” and “outstanding partner,” has turned a blind eye to the activities of terrorists who support … More