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Cuba United Nations Vote Today: US Should Abstain

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Increasing numbers of national security leaders of the likes of Brent Scowcroft and George Shultz have said that the US embargo of Cuba makes no sense and harms American interests.

Paul Wolfowitz is Wrong on

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Gilfillan

I just finished reading Paul Wolfowitz' article on titled, "Think Again: Realism" and concluded that he is completely wrong.

Jimmy Carter, James Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Israel, an ally of the United States, is testing Obama's strength and resolve as much as a number of American foes.

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...

Al Jazeera Special Report Covers Advance of Fundamentalism in US Military

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

A report from Al Jazeera expertly covers a topic the US media has been reluctant to address: an aggressive effort to advance a heavily sectarian, supremacist form of Christianity in the United States military.

The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign" Part 2: Diplomacy is Neither Timid Nor an Apology

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Krautter

Iranians have not asked for U.S. or other Western support other than a desire that our media continue to report their story.

The New Realism of Arms Control

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Arms control is back, big time. And it is not just liberals -- conservatives who just a few years ago condemned treaties as "the illusion of security" are now embracing agreements to reduce nuclear arms.

Top US Officials Urge Dialogue With Hamas

Boston Globe | Bryan Bender and Farah Stockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine former senior US officials and one current adviser are urging the Obama administration to talk with leaders of Hamas to determine whether the mil...

Obama's Opening Gambit

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Carmichael

The consensus in America is that US foreign policy is broken. To a great extent, Obama's political mandate is predicated on his promises to repair, refurbish and reconfigure American foreign policy.

Obama's Republicans Almost All Tied To Scowcroft | YOCHI J. DREAZEN and SIOBHAN GORMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many of the Republicans emerging as potential members of the Obama administration have professional and ideological ties to Brent Scowcroft, a former ...

Obama Reaches Out To Bush 41 Veteran Scowcroft For Advice

NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic sources say that former Bush 41 National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft is one of the people whom Barack Obama has been consulting about ...

My Vote Today: Barack Obama and Joe Biden

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I want a fresh run at getting America back on track to restoring health and solvency to its national security and economic portfolios. To my regret, McCain and Palin are not up to these challenges.

McCain Puts Out Call for Interns

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I am one of those who would like to see the best and brightest young people engage in either party, and campaign internships can be great ladders up.

Seth Colter Walls

Brzezinksi: I Expect Powell To Endorse Obama | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski tells the Huffington Post that he "expects" Gen. Colin Powell to endorse Barack Obama for preside...

Hear This Barack --no Bush, no Baker, no Corporate War Maker. We've Had Enough!

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

If Barack Obama is to be the "change we can believe in," how can he seriously consider using men who represent failed administrations and failed policies in his own administration?

Seth Colter Walls

Brent Scowcroft Neutral In Presidential Race | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, the onetime Bush 41 adviser, considers himself officially "neutral" in the presidential contest between Barack Obama ...

Seth Colter Walls

Bush 41 Adviser Scowcroft Says He'd Tell Israel To "Calm Down" On Iran Strike | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brent Scowcroft doesn't think the biggest problem with Iran getting a nuclear weapon is, well, Iran getting a nuclear weapon. "To me, whether or not ...

Sam Stein

Brent Scowcroft Echoes Obama: We Need To Talk To Enemies | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brent Scowcroft, the national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, said on Monday that he agrees with the position, stated...