foreign policy

Pharaoh Al-Sisi Takes Control in Egypt: Obama Administration Sacrifices Security and Human Rights

Most of the roughly $75 billion given to Cairo over the years enriched political and military elites and funded the purpose of prestige weapons from American arms makers.  The U.S. never received much “leverage” over Egypt's leaders in return. 

No More Sanctions, No More War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Obama should order U.S. intelligence to tell us the truth. Is Iran truly hell-bent on acquiring a nuclear bomb? If so, when did Tehran make that decision? Or are we being lied into war again?

Rubio Building Foreign Policy Experience?

John T. Bennett, Defense News

Rubio’s latest trek to London is telling. In a "major foreign policy address," Rubio appeared to be beefing up that part of his potential 2016 presidential candidate resume, including some red-meat rhetoric for his GOP base.

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Cruz: Iran Deal Dangerous, Wrongheaded

Sen. Ted Cruz, ForeignPolicy.com

Here's how the Obama administration gave Iran a win and sold out our Israeli allies.

Americans’ Liberty Matters More than Washington’s Credibility

For two weeks most Americans didn’t notice that the federal government had closed. While other nations may complain that the shutdown undercut America’s position as a great power, we Americans must debate how best to preserve a vibrant market economy and responsive political democracy here in America despite the criticism of foreign governments.

RPaul's No-War Foreign Policy Plan

Sen. Rand Paul and Isaac Applbaum, ForeignPolicy.com

The Peace Through Strength Plan: how no-nonsense negotiations can prevent a war with Iran.

Democratic Failure in the Czech Republic? The Communist Party Revives

Analysts disagree over whether President Zeman is merely pushing the outer bounds of constitutional interpretation or actually breaking the rules.  However, the public appears less concerned about the latter’s political maneuvers. Sound familiar to Americans?

Think Tank Hired Pro-Terrorist Castro Lover

Charles C. Johnson, Daily Caller

The influential Council on Foreign Relations employs a director who thanks convicted terrorist bombers in a book, wants restrictive gun laws, and has warm relations with the Castro regime.

 

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Does Rand Have a Ron Paul Problem?

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

The former congressman’s recent actions do not seem to be helping a likely Rand presidential run.

Obama's Guantanamo-Yemen Problem

Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

In spite of the ongoing terror threat from Yemen, Obama says he doesn't plan to rethink his decision last May to lift a moratorium on releasing Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to that country.

A Foreign Policy for Hypocrites: Washington Should Just Shut Up

The great foreign policy illusion in Washington is that the U.S. government controls international events.  Will U.S. officials never learn? The answer apparently is no.  Just look at Egypt, where American policy combines equal parts hypocrisy and futility. Yet, the administration proclaims that it must continue to hand $1.55 billion annually to the generals in Cairo to preserve its influence.

Obama Should Seize Iranian Moment

Patrick J. Buchanan, Chronicles Magazine

O's legacy hopes lie in the Iranian inauguration of replacement Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not in mid-East peace talks.

Cut Cairo’s Dole: It Hurts America and Egypt

Cato's Doug Bandow makes the case that no one in Egypt seems to be listening to Washington today. Egypt’s military is shooting demonstrators, setting political schedules, appointing civilians friendly to the military, and planning to rewrite the constitution. The Obama administration’s decision to ignore American law by continuing U.S. assistance, despite the military coup, is making the situation in Egypt worse.

Paul: US Isn't World's Policeman

Hadas Gold, Politico

Rand Paul blasted Obama at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention for fighting to a “stalemate” in Syria.

Obama Gives Tanks to Terrorists

The Right Scoop Staff

Obama sent 71 additional armored tanks to Hezbollah even though the US lists it as a terrorist organization.

House GOP Bill Cuts Foreign, UN Aid

Eric Wasson, The Hill

The bill bans funding for the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which is opposed by the NRA, and limits aid to Egypt. 

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.