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    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

    Rebound: Getting America Back to Great

    Heritage Distinguished Fellow and former Assistant Secretary of State Dr. Kim Holmes recently appeared on Secure Freedom Radio to talk about his latest book Rebound: Getting America Back to Great. Published in November, Rebound is already making waves and has been dubbed an “absolutely essential read” by talk radio host … More

    Why Our Veterans Fight

    We get a feeling when we see the American flag raised, the national anthem played, and our men and women in uniform saluting. Children look up and put their hands over their hearts. Men take off their hats. For a moment, we are united. But in the daily rancor of … More

    Millennials Need an American Rebound

    The plight of debt-burdened and underemployed millennials—those born between 1979 and 1994—is troubling, but Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes points out that there is still time to change course and increase opportunities for this generation. In his new book, Rebound: Getting America Back to Great, Holmes explains that there … More

    Obama’s Waffling Foreign Policy

    President Obama’s foreign policy over the course of his presidency has suffered from severe inconsistency, writes Heritage Foundation distinguished fellow Kim Holmes in The Washington Times: He’ll draw red lines in Syria and threaten military strikes, then call off the strikes and convene diplomatic conferences. If he’s not killing terrorists … More

    Egypt: Cuts to Aid Hurt U.S. National Interests

    This week’s cuts to military aid to Egypt have had negative consequences for U.S.–Egypt relations. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Wednesday that the country is “in a delicate state reflecting the turmoil in the relationship and anyone who says otherwise is not speaking honestly.” Some experts worry that “the … More

    Mixed Messaging Is Ineffective Foreign Policy

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the United States culminated on Friday in the first conversation between the Iranian and American presidents in over three decades. With a new round of negotiations between United Nations Security Council members and Iran set to take place later this month, an important national … More

    Can There Be a "Humanitarian War"?

    In pressing Congress to approve military action against Syria, both President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have argued that the U.S. must strike for humanitarian reasons, if no other. But does the Syrian situation really support a moral argument for war? No, concludes Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow Kim Holmes … More

    The History of Declaring War

    With the full Senate vote to come on whether to authorize air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria, it would be useful to have a well-established threshold regarding the authorization of military strikes. But there isn’t one. As Kim Holmes outlines in a Washington Times op-ed, the recent history … More

    Israel and Palestine Talks: Kerry Should Learn from the Past

    A recent poll shows that most Israelis are pessimistic that the new round of talks with  Palestine will succeed. A majority of Israelis also oppose withdrawing to pre-1967 borders and recognizing a Palestinian “right of return.” History indicates that, if both sides are not ready for peace negotiations, those negotiations … More