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Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms

Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms

By JULIE PACE  12.20.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest...
Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

12.18.2014
The Palestinian resolution to set a two-year time limit means that no specific decision is required at the current time of Israel. However,...
Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

12.17.2014
In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary...

The End of the Cold War

12.17.2014
President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that...

I Learned Things I Wanted to Teach Others

12.17.2014
Tung Cheng, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In high school, I wasn't into anything outside of family....

South Sudan's People Deserve Peace

12.15.2014
Regional peace talks have so far been unsuccessful. It is more urgent than ever that the warring parties recommit to the ceasefire declared...
Holidays for a Foreigner

Holidays for a Foreigner

12.15.2014
Friends pack up excitedly, telling me about the kosher stuffing their moms use or the gluten-free apple pie they stuff their soul with...

Sometimes Congress Needs a Kick in the A*#

12. 9.2014
Even if outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid does not schedule a floor debate on an AUMF this week, as is likely, at least the Foreign...
How We Should Advise Myanmar Now to Achieve Future Stability

How We Should Advise Myanmar Now to Achieve Future Stability

12. 6.2014
How else should we be advising Myanmar now so its version of democracy isn't derailed in the future? Here are three pieces of advice that...
With Ashton Carter Nominated as Defense Secretary, Business as Usual

With Ashton Carter Nominated as Defense Secretary, Business as Usual

12. 5.2014
One can only hope that Ashton Carter has moved past his glib endorsements of Donald Rumsfeld's disingenuous "group think" and Neil McElroy's...
Betrayal and Resentment: The Lost Love Between Erdogan and the West

Betrayal and Resentment: The Lost Love Between Erdogan and the West

12. 5.2014
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems determined to prove that western civilization is a scam. Last week he declared that Muslim...

Nuclear Extension: US and Iran's Domestic Politics

12. 5.2014
The seven months extension of the nuclear negotiations between the six world power and Iran will likely lead to a more complicated process...
Why Do They Hate Us?

Why Do They Hate Us?

12. 4.2014
At a public meeting I recently attended, a woman stood up and asked me a question that gave me some pause: Why do the Arabs hate us so...
Reinventing American Exceptionalism: Why U.S. Foreign Policy Should Embrace Idealism

Reinventing American Exceptionalism: Why U.S. Foreign Policy Should Embrace Idealism

12. 4.2014
If Cubans cannot help themselves, why continue to deny them access to the global stage?