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America's New Isolationism

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?

Palestinian Papers: What the Al Jazeera Blockbuster Means

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Recently released documents show that the Palestinian Authority understands that with the United States solidly backing every Israeli position, no matter how extreme, the only thing it can do is negotiate for crumbs.

Reaction to President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is Another "Teaching Moment"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Are we incapable of recognizing the simple fact that it is much better for America to have a president who is admired and respected in the world than one who is despised and feared?

Afghanistan: Presidential Double Standards and Military Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If any president is going to "cut and run" from an American military engagement he or she better be a Republican. This narrative runs deep in American political discourse.

Rice Advances the Obama Doctrine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The Obama Doctrine isn't naïve liberal internationalism. On the contrary, as Susan Rice explains, respect for multilateral institutions strengthens America's ability to protect and pursue its own interests.

The End of Unilateralism?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

Global problems like climate change and financial collapse require global solutions, so we either evolve multilateral responses or we do a dinosaur dive into extinction.