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On National Security, GOP Candidates Aren't Very Good With the Facts

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Trump, Cruz, and Rubio (and Kasich) want to show the American people that they would be wise stewards of America's foreign relations. And yet whenever foreign policy is discussed in these debates, they hurt themselves as soon as they open up their mouths.

How the Sanders Campaign Is Letting Progressives Down

Kumar Rao | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Kumar Rao

Just weeks ago, Sanders was so on the rise that many progressives felt he had a real shot at the nomination. But his overwhelming losses in state after state with diverse populations lay bare the extent of this festering problem. The campaign's constant stumbling on race has been disappointing and devastating.

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

India's Rejection of Fear

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.07.2016 | World
Prem M. Trivedi

*This article first appeared in Foreign Policy on March 4, 2016.* Yet another viral story in India has sparked discussion about India's "intolerance,...

UN Hits North Korea With Tough New Sanctions. Now What?

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The new sanctions against North Korea, just adopted by United Nations Security Council, are a critical part of efforts to contain that nation's nuclear weapons program. But they are not enough.

Our Nation's Budget Should Reflect Bipartisan Support for Wildlife

John F. Calvelli | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Remarkably, a few priorities have broken through the partisan gridlock as things that appropriators from both parties agree that the U.S. budget should support. For the past few years, wildlife trafficking has been one of those priorities.

It's The Fourth Amendment, Not Apple, That Should Protect Americans' Privacy

Gary Hart | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Gary Hart

If law enforcement is required to show probable cause to a judge that a crime has been committed or is being planned in order to execute a search, that burden -- not warrant-proof encryption -- is the strongest protection of our privacy from state intrusion.

Dear Netanyahu: Radical Zionists Like You Cannot Survive

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.23.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Ending the occupation is not a charitable gift to the Palestinians. Only by accepting their right to a state of their own will Israel remain a Jewish and democratic state enjoying peace and security, instead of being drawn toward an abyss from which there is no salvation.

Is Congress Accusing Dual Nationals of Holding Dual Loyalties?

Jamal Abdi | Posted 02.19.2016 | World
Jamal Abdi

Visiting your family in Iran does not connote an "allegiance" to the Iranian government. Being born to an Iranian parent does not make you less of an American.

The Key to Countering ISIS? Understanding Its Marketing Effectiveness

Cait Lamberton | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Cait Lamberton

By the Fall of 2014, the White House admitted a collective failure to address the ISIS propaganda juggernaut. In contrast to earlier contentions that ...

Why I Have Hope For American Muslim Equality

Hina Shamsi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

When it comes to American Muslims, our nation's actions often do not match the principles of equal treatment and religious freedom enshrined in our Constitution. I do not lose hope, though. A key source of inspiration comes from American Muslim communities and allies themselves.

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Obsession Over Muslim Women

Atif Rashid | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Considering how our society strongly stands for freedom of expression, justice and plurality, it's ironic that the very thing which Muslim women use to express their identity and liberty -- the hijab -- is the exact reason they are highlighted so much more.

Identity and the Future of America

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Americans are more worried and anxious about the future than ever. Sure, every generation seems to think, for one reason or another, that the place is going to hell in a hand basket. This time, it appears to be a unique convergence of a number of things.

'The God's Eye View,' A Conversation with Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Barry Eisler Barry Eisler, known to millions of readers for his edge-of-your-seat thriller novels, which include his bestselling John Rain and...

Iowa: It's Emotions, Stupid!

Peter Emerson | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Emerson

It will not be the experience of a candidate; it will be the emotion of the voter that decides this election. Republicans learned this far more quickly than Democrats.

I Pledge to Nigeria for My Generation

Khadija Yusra Sanusi | Posted 01.29.2016 | World
Khadija Yusra Sanusi

I have observed the people in my generation; I have attended their summer programs, listened as they brought intelligent points to discuss in class and watched them reflect and discuss the Nigerian economy. That being said, I dare say that my generation is the only hope Nigeria has of rising again.

Hacking for Defense at Stanford - Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Today potential adversaries are able to harness the power of social networks, encryption, GPS, low-cost drones, 3D printers, simpler design and manufacturing processes, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet and smartphones.

Letter From a 23-Year-Old Iranian American

Yassamin Ansari | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Yassamin Ansari

To make America safer and more secure, we should avoid sweeping policy changes that target specific population sets. This misses the mark entirely.

Moscow's Historical Relationship with Damascus: Why it Matters Now

Carlo Jose Vicente Caro | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Carlo Jose Vicente Caro

Current relations - Source: Sputnik News There have been many objections to what is denominated as the Russian interference in Syria, more specifical...

CIA Wants Palin To Teach 'Vocal Encryption'

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 01.22.2016 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Multiple sources have now confirmed efforts by the CIA to hire Sarah Palin as a national security advisor.

5 Takeaways From The GOP's 'Congress of Tomorrow' Retreat

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- The GOP retreat was a chance for House and Senate Republicans to get on the same page, to skip the Republican debate, see the movie "13 H...

True Americans

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

I studied the World War II program in the course of writing a novel about it. I learned how our great country lost its way, and about the psychological and political dynamics that make similar things happen over and over again.

Roosevelt: Paris and the Past

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

The attacks that struck Paris on Friday -- like the ones days earlier in Beirut and Baghdad -- were horrifying, tragic, and evil. But one thing they w...

Maybe If We Stop Talking About ISIS, They'd Just Go Away

Karam Singh Sethi | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Karam Singh Sethi

Terrorist organizations need attention and public validation to survive. They don't have the resources or numbers to have any real affect on major world powers, like the U.S., so they try and tap into the hearts and minds of individuals around the world.

Age of Amity

Edward Corcoran | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Such global leadership can indeed lead to an Age of Amity, a global economy where every nation can develop its own culture in a framework of global respect for human rights and dignity. This is our challenge for the 21st Century.