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Obama Doctrine a negative turn for US foreign policy – New York Post

New York Daily NewsObama Doctrine a negative turn for US foreign policyNew York PostHe defined four core interests. He promised to “confront external aggression against our allies and partners” and to ensure the “free flow of energy from the region.” He said that the United States will continue to dismantle “terrorist networks that ...Obama Outlines Five Tenants for U.S. Foreign Policy in Middle … [Read more...]

US foreign policy ‘disastrous’ – Press TV

Press TVUS foreign policy 'disastrous'Press TVThursday Sep 26, 201303:38 AM GMT. Home; >; United States; >. »Back to Story. US foreign policy 'disastrous'. Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:35AM. Share | Email | Print. Related Interviews: Iran-US deal possible: Analyst … [Read more...]

Trouble at the core of US foreign policy – Washington Post

Trouble at the core of US foreign policyWashington PostIn what may be the most morally crimped speech by a president in modern times, Mr. Obama explicitly ruled out the promotion of liberty as a core interest of the United States. Instead, he told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, America's core ... … [Read more...]

Trust and US Foreign Policy – the Diplomat

Trust and US Foreign Policythe DiplomatWhen dealing with the adversaries like Iran and North Korea, and fierce rivals like China and Russia, the U.S. foreign policy community's bedrock assumption is that the other side is always trying to dupe the United States. It's not an unreasonable ... … [Read more...]

International relations experts debate strike on Syria – Yale Daily News (blog)

Yale Daily News (blog)International relations experts debate strike on SyriaYale Daily News (blog)International relations experts debate strike on Syria. On Tuesday evening, a group of international relations experts — from left, Mohammed Elfayoumy, Emma Sky, Hassan Barari, Charles Hill and Ellen Lust — discussed the situation in Syria. Photo by ... … [Read more...]

Obama’s Six Mistakes Damage US Foreign Policy – The Fiscal Times

The Fiscal TimesObama's Six Mistakes Damage US Foreign PolicyThe Fiscal TimesSecretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel are asking lawmakers today to trust the White House when it says that pending operations in Syria would be limited to air strikes and that the White House has no plans to put American ... … [Read more...]

Syria shows irony of American global leadership – Guelph Mercury

Syria shows irony of American global leadershipGuelph MercuryBut now the very system that the United States leads is hemming the Americans in. U.S. foreign policy expert Robert Kagan summed up the irony of American global leadership neatly in his Iraq War-era book, Of Paradise and Power. While Europe and much … [Read more...]

SPIN METER: As Obama woos Congress and allies, a look at his views on using … – Washington Post

Washington PostSPIN METER: As Obama woos Congress and allies, a look at his views on using ...Washington PostNow, as commander in chief of a world superpower, his rhetoric of the past is being tested by the reality of today as he presses Congress to allow the United States to launch a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad over ...and more … [Read more...]

A ‘war for credibility’? Experts voice Syria concerns on ‘MHP’ – MSNBC

A 'war for credibility'? Experts voice Syria concerns on 'MHP'MSNBCLess than four hours before President Obama addressed the nation about Syria and indicated he'd leave it to Congress, a panel of international relations and Middle East experts discussed the idea of American credibility and the government's sense of ... … [Read more...]

The ‘Signal Hawks’ and Their Dubious Theory of International Relations – The Atlantic

The 'Signal Hawks' and Their Dubious Theory of International RelationsThe AtlanticIn short, punishing the Syrian regime by means of military force, and more broadly, intervening in the Syrian civil war, is in the United States' national security interests because the world is watching. And what the world, and particularly those ...and more … [Read more...]

Abrams: US foreign policy in ‘shambles’ – American Thinker (blog)

Abrams: US foreign policy in 'shambles'American Thinker (blog)In March 2011, President Obama committed the United States to action in Libya that involved roughly 100 cruise missile firings, 12 U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean, and 75 U.S. Air Force and Navy aircraft including B-2 bombers. And the Libyan case … [Read more...]

The changing reality of international relations – Cyprus Mail

The changing reality of international relationsCyprus MailAs for the perceived loss of America's much-vaunted superpower status, we simply need to come to terms with the changing reality of international relations, and accept that the United States will have to work with others to achieve its global aims. The ...and more … [Read more...]

Time to Pivot US Foreign Policy to Iran – Huffington Post

Time to Pivot US Foreign Policy to IranHuffington PostIt is time for the United States to stop spending its resources, goodwill, and credibility in the futile quest of trying to influence the trajectory of events in Egypt, Syria and the surrounding Arab states. Leadership now requires that America ... … [Read more...]

Manning: ‘It’s going to be okay. I’m going to get through this.’ – MinnPost.com

Manning: 'It's going to be okay. I'm going to get through this.'MinnPost.comIn a pre-trial hearing, Manning said he was motivated to leak the hundreds of thousands of files to WikiLeaks in an effort to spark a discussion about US foreign policy and the military, the BBC reported. Manning appeared apologetic last week as the ...and more … [Read more...]

Krauthammer on US.foreign policy: ‘We’re irrelevant’ – Fox News

Krauthammer on US.foreign policy: 'We're irrelevant'Fox NewsBut not the United States.” As crises rage on in places like Syria and Egypt, Krauthammer believes President Obama is clinging to the idea the tide of war is receding -- but while this is a phrase the president often repeats, Krauthammer says it's just ...and more … [Read more...]

The Pretenders – by Micah Zenko – Foreign Policy (blog)

The Pretenders - by Micah ZenkoForeign Policy (blog)On Sunday, while discussing the latest horrific state violence unleashed upon unarmed civilian protestors in Egypt, David Gregory wondered aloud on Meet the Press: "One of the things that's striking as I talk to people is this question why can't the U ... … [Read more...]

Egypt in flames: A perfect metaphor for U.S. foreign policy – Washington Times

Washington TimesEgypt in flames: A perfect metaphor for U.S. foreign policyWashington TimesRussian president Vladimir Putin has publicly questioned why the United States is supporting rebel forces in Syria that include Al Qaeda after fighting extended wars against Al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. The tension may have influenced Putin's ...How Egypt Spends $1.5 Billion in U.S. Foreign AidThe … [Read more...]

What Does the Generational Shift of Leadership in Saudi Arabia Mean for the … – Council on Foreign Relations

What Does the Generational Shift of Leadership in Saudi Arabia Mean for the ...Council on Foreign RelationsStill, that shift must happen at some point, and the stakes are high for both Saudi Arabia and the United States, which looks to the kingdom for stability in world oil markets and as a key partner in counter-terrorism efforts. Saudi regime stability ...and more … [Read more...]