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Igor Bobic

Rand Paul 'Concerned' About Scope Of Obama's War Request

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday voiced concerns about President Barack Obama's request for authority to use military force against Is...

Leave Them to It: Some Geopolitical Reflections

Peter Clothier | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Peter Clothier

It's a tempting response to the latest act of barbarism in the Middle East, especially in the wake of the unending violence of sect upon sect, tribe upon tribe, nation upon nation: Leave them to it. I've heard the sentiment expressed by a good number of friends.

NATO's Future Rises to Focus of U.S. Presidential Election 2016?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

NATO was critical to the shaping of the "new Europe" two decades earlier after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Similar and new challenges have emerged where once again NATO may be a defining factor in the future of Europe as well as the Euro-Atlantic family.

SHADOW BOXING IN A CHANGED WORLD

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

One hundred years ago, the world was on the brink of World War I. Airplanes were just being figured out, tanks had yet to be made or used, dreadnought...

Americans Are Not Isolationists

David Fontana | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
David Fontana

Because of their lesser interest in foreign policy, the American people are not isolationists. They are simply open-minded, subject to persuasion by their political leaders.

Rand Paul Tries To Peel Away Isolationist Label

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Charging that "America cannot disengage from the world," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an iso...

Rick Perry Wrongly Smears Rand Paul On Foreign Policy

Ivan Eland | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

The United States should return to its traditional foreign policy, established by the nation's founders and followed for most of the nation's history, of restraint overseas. Rand and Ron Paul get it. Rick Perry should too.

Barack Obama: A Foreign Policy That Fails by Trying to Do Too Much

Doug Bandow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The ultimate folly is the belief that people are infinitely malleable, that Americans have been anointed to shape and mold humanity against its will, and that there is nothing which cannot be achieved through a few bombing runs, an occasional invasion, and a thorough military occupation. Real leadership means being prepared not to get involved. Real leadership means not being flattered into war by other states proclaiming America's indispensability in solving their problems. Real leadership means allowing, indeed, expecting, others to take control of their own destinies. Foreign policy is a difficult business. In practice the administration has been foolish and feckless, often blundering along even when it has made the right decision, such as not to attack Syria. And its desperate desire to do something risks drawing it in by increments, a serious danger in Iraq today.

America Can Still Lead the World -- With Coalitions Abroad and by Getting Our Own House in Order

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Great nations decline and fall through a fatal combination of too many wars abroad and a hollowing-out of institutions at home. If America gets its own house in order while leading coalitions abroad, we will do the world great good

Are Americans Feeling More Isolationist?

Ali Wyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Ali Wyne

Whatever one's judgment, Americans appear to have concluded that a foreign-policy reorientation is in order; in this case, however, reorientation doesn't equal retrenchment.

What I Wanted from Santa: He Didn't Deliver World Peace or Political Civility Again!

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

I don't expect very much from Santa Claus these days. I mean, he's been a disappointment over the years. My desires are few--power, money, and fame, that sort of thing--but he's yet to satisfy any of them. So I tried downgrading my requests to world peace and the end of international poverty. But that didn't work either. He still didn't deliver. This year I tried to be more realistic. I had just a few simple requests. It's been a difficult year so Santa, this would have been a good time to give me at least something that I wanted. But no! It's Christmas Day and I got up early to check under the tree, and nothing.

The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

No, Toto, It's Not Oz, It's Africa and It's War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In Washington, war and preparations for war remain the options of choice, no matter the traffic jam of U.S. military disasters in this century.

Always and Everywhere: The New York Times and the Enduring 'Threat' of Isolationism

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

The United States has been at war for well over a decade now. Yet the recent debate over Syria evoked expressions of concern in Washington that Americans were once more turning their backs on the world.

Why The World's Richest Countries Can't Work Together

The Atlantic | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

The West has lost its ability to coordinate solutions to global crises, from Syria to the long recovery following the Great Recession...

More Americans Want Government Out of International Affairs

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The number of Americans wanting their government to stay out of international affairs is higher than it has been since the Vietnam War, according to a new analysis.

Limits of American Power, a Historical Perspective

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Americans today debate possible new interventions, withdrawals, disputes over what does and does not constitute a "red line," and other applications of power abroad in light of enormous geopolitical changes and challenges. Let the debate consider the long history of cautious realism.

Are We About to Repeat 2008?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.

America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World (It's the End of the World As We Know It)

Steven Feldstein | Posted 04.12.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

It's undeniable that we are facing a pivotal moment in our foreign policy -- a moment reminiscent of the post-World War II era, the Cold War "new world order," and the years following 9/11. But the only thing experts agree on is that we are facing this moment, not how to approach it.

The Party at the End of the World

Julie Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Julie Gray

America does not know the feeling of having countries, say, 90 minutes away from its border that often say things like America doesn't deserve to exist and brethren will unite to prove this! America does not know what is like to be attacked, routinely, by missiles.

America's New, Distracted Obsession With Social Issues

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

A peculiar form of American isolationism has gripped our country. The rest of the world is fending off potentially disastrous immediate economic contagion, while we expend much of our national energy on social issues pretty much decided years ago.

Dr. Ron Paul: 6 Reasons He Is Electable and Will Win

Laura Trice | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Laura Trice

Contrary to the false propaganda proclaiming that Dr. Ron Paul is "not electable", his numbers are rising, his support growing and he stands an excellent chance of winning both the GOP nomination and the 2012 presidential race.

Pearl Harbor -- and Our Moral Identity as a Nation

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

With Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney heading up a desultory field of Republican patriots, all pretending they have a lock on American national pride, I'd like to say a few things as a professional American historian and biographer.

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Pakistan's Long March to Isolation

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Israel's stubbornly myopic foreign policy is actually making it less secure. What is less clear is whether those responsible for directing Pakistan's own foreign policy understand why.