Mar 14, 2016

The Obama doctrine

U.S. President Barack Obama looks long and hard at the world around him and tries to maximize American influence with a minimum of resources.

Feb 27, 2015

Americans must tell Washington no more war

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No matter how disastrous the outcome, the American war lobby of fools lives on, insisting that the idea to go to war was sound and that any problems resulted from engaging too few troops, not doing enough bombing, ending an occupation too soon or ...

Oct 17, 2014

Rule 1: 'Don't do stupid stuff'

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The challenge for the Obama administration as it "rebalances" toward the Asia-Pacific is that diplomatic and economic interactions lag military ties. That's why a system of trans-Pacific free trade in the region is vital.

The spawning of Islamic State

Aug 26, 2014

The spawning of Islamic State

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It took just two years for Syria to descend into a Somalia-style failed state under the weight of the international jihad against Bashar Assad. This helped the Islamic State not only to flourish but also to use its control over northeastern Syria to stage ...