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    Kerry Offers Himself as a Martyr for the Administration's Failed Foreign Policy

    During a recent Senate hearing, Secretary of State John Kerry said he would take the blame for any failures of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, all the while denying American foreign policy was “spinning out of control.” The administration’s approach to foreign policy—leading from behind—has been an abject failure. It … More

    Six Billion in Taxpayer Dollars Disappears from State Department Records

    According to a recent report by the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), $6 billion worth of contracting money paid out by the department over the past six years cannot be accounted for. The revelation calls into question the management of the State Department across the tenures of … More

    Cooling the Warming Worries

    Runners in Washington’s annual Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run this weekend will enjoy some beautiful views, as the city’s famous cherry trees bloom along the race course. Luckily, they’ll probably be spared another, almost annual event: news reports bemoaning that the blooms are occurring earlier and earlier because of climate … More

    Unplugged: Administration’s Energy Policies Don’t Match Its Own Rhetoric

    On Wednesday in Brussels, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged American leadership in making it more difficult for energy to be used as a geopolitical weapon. However, the Obama Administration’s policies have done little to free the energy market. For American actions to match Kerry’s rhetoric, the U.S. must enact … More

    Why China Is Watching the U.S. Response to the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

    As tensions in the Crimean Peninsula continue intensifying, it’s important to note who is watching. It’s not just the international press and the diplomatic corps, but also America’s biggest adversaries. Take China, for example, which made headlines over the weekend by wading into the conflict by declining to criticize Russia’s … More

    Venezuela: Heritage Pays Attention

    For over two weeks, Venezuela has been engulfed in massive anti-government protests and violent reprisals from the government. Yet attention to the situation has been minimal. As Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) stated Tuesday, “There is no indication that the administration is even thinking too much about Venezuela.” Last week a … More

    Expelling Russia from the G8: Weak Symbolism and Absurdist Theater

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has joined U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in calling for consideration of expelling Russia from the G8, the group of the eight most powerful industrialized democracies. Russia was a late comer to the group, joining only in 1997, in a move that was supposed … More

    Foreign Affairs in Syria are Rough for US

    In a now widely reported private meeting with U.S. lawmakers at a Munich security conference last weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry told them the administration’s policies toward the bloody Syrian civil war weren’t cutting it. That’s a striking admission on the part of our chief diplomat. I agree with … More

    Al-Qaeda Resurges in Iraq

    Al-Qaeda, which has surged in strength on both sides of the Iraq–Syria border, captured two important cities in western Iraq on Friday. The seizure of Fallujah and Ramadi underscores the growing threat posed by the renamed al-Qaeda franchise, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The two cities were … More

    Disabilities Treaty Would Not Benefit Disabled Veterans

    The Administration has been pressuring the Senate to approve the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by claiming that the CRPD would benefit disabled American veterans traveling overseas. Nothing could be further from the truth, as Heritage’s James Carafano observes: There is no evidence that … More