foreign policy

Do Paul and Perry Represent GOP Split Personality on Iraq?

The question of whether or not to fix Obama’s failed policy in Iraq by sending American ground troops back to the Middle East is going to be something the next President must deal with, no matter who enters the Republican (or Democratic) primaries in 2016, and it is necessary to ask if it is wise to unilaterally take that option off the table.

Reagan Scholar Dissects Obama Defense Policy

Reagan scholar Dr. Kiron K. Skinner says the absence of a strategy is why President Obama’s recent speech at West Point fell flat for many Democrats and Republicans. As a warning to adversaries, it lacked credibility.

Ukraine Crisis Reminds Americans Why NATO Should Not Expand

The ongoing strife in Ukraine is a crime by Moscow and tragedy for Kiev.  It’s also a warning for America. Washington should turn Europe’s security back to Europe.

Blasphemous Oppression: Hold Pakistan Accountable For Persecuting Religious Minorities

A society in which life and dignity of the human person is not respected is more likely to become a hothouse for hostile ideas and beliefs. Although Americans cannot control policy in Pakistan, they can help highlight a problem that threatens people in that nation and ultimately others around the world.

Most R's Align W/ Rand Paul's Foreign Policy

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

According to recent surveys, it's apparent that a large number of Repubs. feel that our country’s two most recent wars were mistakes and that America is too involved in world affairs. That sounds uncannily like something Rand Paul would say.

Century Old Terrorists Still Creating Wars From Iraq To Ukraine

A century ago one of America’s most disastrous presidents, the haughty, sanctimonious, and egotistical Woodrow Wilson, imagined himself as God’s anointed to bring peace to the earth. The problems created by Wilson are still with us.

Obama Administration Should Keep U.S. Out Of Iraq’s Revived Killfest

A decade ago America foolishly blew up one of the most important countries in the Middle East.  The Middle East appears to be a tragedy permanently set on repeat.  That is a reason for America to stay out, not jump in.

There Are No “Good Guy” Radical Islamists in Iraq

Obama’s policy makers like President George W. Bush’s before them have failed to grasp the real lesson we should have learned from the rise of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The enemy is not a nation state or a government, but the idea of Islamic supremacy deeply ingrained in Muslim culture.

America Should Stop Trying To Fix Iraq, Syria, And Everywhere Else

Much of the Muslim world  is aflame and U.S. policy bears much of the blame.  Washington’s relentless attempt to reorder and reshape complex peoples, distant places, and volatile disputes has backfired spectacularly.

Instead of Reassuring Europeans, President Should Tell Them to Defend Themselves

President Obama should stop reassuring other nations that they can remain permanent welfare dependents of the U.S.  He should start reassuring the American people that he will put their interests before those of countries reluctant to help themselves.

Useful Idiots and the Strange Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Totalitarian movements, like radical Islam, always require “useful idiots,” such as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Robert Bergdahl, to help convince the people about to be enslaved that their soon-to-be totalitarian masters are saviors, not oppressors.

Ted Cruz: John Kerry Should Step Down

Burgess Everett, Politico

Sen. Ted Cruz called for the resignation of Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday afternoon, criticizing Kerry for reportedly telling world leaders that he fears Israel could become an “apartheid state.”

Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

A new world is coming. While perhaps unwelcome news for the transnational elites championing such causes as climate change and battling global economic inequality, it's hard to see any great threat in all this to the true interests of the American people.

Nigerian People Must Liberate Their Land, End Political Failure, Open Greater Economic Potential

Orji Uzor Kalu, a potential presidential candidate in Nigeria says “The more the economy goes out of government to the private sector the better it will be for the economy” and to release the country's vast economic potential he “would like to see small government and big enterprise.”

Russia vs. Ukraine: The Tragic Perils of Nationalism

From America’s standpoint, whose flag flies over Crimea today is irrelevant. But the revival of nationalism backed by military intervention sets an ominous precedent.

Has Foreign Policy Saved Lindsay Graham?

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Graham has used his criticism of Obama's foreign policy to squash the threat of a serious GOP challenge. But that doesn't change conservatives' disdain for his big government record.

2016: Cruz Moves to RPaul's Right on Social Issues

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has staked out ground to Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) right on foreign policy, and he may be doing the same on social issues in Iowa, home of the nation's first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

North Korea: Dealing with a Human Rights Scourge and Security Threat

There never has been any question about the extraordinary nature of North Korea's tyranny.  But the United Nations just released its own gruesome analysis.

A Tea Party of Rivals

Stephen F. Hayes, The Weekly Standard

What will come of the Ted Cruz-Rand Paul foreign policy split.