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Entries by Leon T. Hadar from 12/2009

Obama's New Afghanistan Strategy: The Same Old Pax Americana

| Posted 12.02.2009 | World

Notwithstanding the realpolitik tone of Obama's address, his suggestion that the deployment of more U.S. troops would quicken the transfer of responsibility to the Afghani government had an air of pure fantasy.

Old U.S. Allies Are Hedging Their Strategic Bets

| Posted 12.13.2009 | World

Washington should welcome the steps towards strategic adjustment being pursued by its allies and refrain from any attempt to force them to re-embrace to the old subservient approach towards the United States.

The Moral Hazard of U.S. Global Interventions

| Posted 12.18.2009 | World

Not unlike America's too-big-to-fail financial institutions, U.S. foreign clients tend to make their strategic calculations based not on what Washington says, but on what Washington does.

The Keystone Cops Meet the Parents; And Let's Not Invade Yemen

| Posted 12.29.2009 | World

So before airport security screening start to feel like your annual medical check-up and American troops head into Yemen, here are some common sense ideas aimed at preventing anti-American terrorism.