foreign policy

Republicans' Populist Moment: Squander or Capitalize?

Melanie Kowalski, American Thinker

Now that the once proud Democratic Party has turned itself into the Stalinista party, the Republicans have a quintessential moment in time to reshape domestic and foreign policy. 

Cruz: The World Is On Fire

Colin Campbell, Business Insider

Sen. Ted Cruz attacked what he described as "the Obama-Clinton foreign policy" in a wide-ranging speech. As an alternative, Cruz presented his own three-part plan for "reasserting American leadership in the world."

Russia Should Bury Lenin’s Body and the Rest of Communism

Burying Vladimir Lenin would be a powerful symbolic gesture to close an era. That still might not help the West understand what Vladimir Putin is, but it would emphatically show what he is not. And that would be no small feat at a time of dangerously rising tensions between Russia and the West.

When Liberty Knocked Down the Berlin Wall

We should celebrate a quarter century after the collapse of communism.  The events of 1989 represent a massive increase in liberty, a fantastic triumph of the human spirit.  With so little bloodshed everyday people ousted a gaggle of tyrannies.  They have given hope for future generations, and themselves, that freedom can emerge against seemingly impossible odds.

Santorum Speech to Promote Hawkish Foreign Policy

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

Former Sen. Rick Santorum will deliver a foreign policy address that'll outline his perspective on what he calls “the mounting conflict between the Western civilized world & radical Islamists” and will push back against the GOP’s noninterventionist faction. 

Congress Should Tell Obama No to War Against the Islamic State

President Obama did the right thing by belatedly asking Congress for authority to go to war.  Congress also should do the right thing—by saying no.

Learning That Warmongering and Nation-Building Don’t Work

Washington officials of both political parties have yet to tire of America’s permanent state of war; a testament to the foolishness and arrogance of those who believe themselves to be engineers of peoples, societies, and nations. Only when the American people insist that politicians make peace, not war, will The Libertarian Moment finally arrive.

Paul to Lay Out Foreign Policy Vision

Manu Raju, Politico

Aides say it will be the first time he fully spells out his “conservative realist” ideas.

West: O's ISIS Operation Is a Farce & We're Losing

Allen West, AllenBWest.com

"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."

Why Are Bushies Attacking Cruz?

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

The neo-cons will not (and cannot) take on the conserv. foreign policy sages who don’t believe in silly nation-building. They vilify Cruz as an opportunist.

Paul: ‘Can You Imagine If Our Soldiers Catch Ebola?’

Associated Press Staff

Sen. Rand Paul is questioning Obama’s decision to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to help combat Ebola, worrying that troops might contract the virus.

With Visit by India’s Narendra Modi, Washington should Recognize an Emerging Great Power

India appears ready to follow the People’s Republic of China to international superstar status. Democracy and unleashing its global network of entrepreneurs and traders will give it a boost if that direction can be sustained.

Obama Missed Over Half of 2nd Term Security Briefings

Wynton Hall, Breitbart

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through Sept. 29, 2014.

Obama Defends Islam, Smacks Israel, American Racism at UN

Be Shapiro, Breitbart

Taking on issues ranging from Iran to Russia, from Ukraine to Syria, from global warming to Ebola, Obama pledged to utilize American might in service to the UN, speaking grandly of the beauty and power of the world’s least effective and most morally bankrupt international institution.

Brown: Obama, Shaheen ‘Devoid’ of Foreign Policy Ideas

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

NH Senate candidate Scott Brown is scheduled to deliver an address Weds. in which he plans to call for the U.S. to reclaim its leadership role in int'l affairs and will accuse Obama and his allies of pursuing a foreign policy that is “devoid of ideas.” 

House GOP Leaders Back Obama's ISIS Attacks

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Comm. have publicly backed Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact that the president didn't seek congressional approval for them.

Every War Must End

Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker

The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again. 

Rep. Tom McClintock: Giving Arms To "Carefully Vetted" Syrians A Blunder

In McClintock’s analysis arming the allegedly “carefully vetted” Free Syrian Army defies our experience in Afghanistan and Iraq where so-called “carefully vetted” local Islamic forces have turned their weapons against us.

Cruz: Dempsey, Hagel Sound Like Social Workers

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."

ISIL is Not America’s War: Other Countries Should Fight Islamic State

Obama said he won’t introduce ground forces for combat against ISIL.  But airstrikes are no panacea.  The president will face pressure to escalate if his initial efforts fall short.