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Pax Americana

America's Strategic Fatigue: Who Will Fill the Vacuum?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Joschka Fischer

The West does indeed face a high risk of becoming overstretched. But what is the alternative, other than accelerating chaos, mushrooming security risks and serial humanitarian disasters? For the West, this dilemma cannot be avoided. Today's accumulating crises, accompanied by America's strategic fatigue, are forcing Europe to define what role it will play in the future of Western -- and global -- stability. If the U.S. can no longer bear the burden of Pax Americana, Europe must do more for collective security.

Pax Occupata

Randall Amster | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Randall Amster

Everyone's a bard, and all the world's a stage. The curtain is finally closing on the old order, and a new paradigm of peace is being hewn from the colossus.

The Non-Bush Doctrine: Still Waiting for Obama's

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

That the Obama Doctrine and the foreign policy that the president has been pursuing are closer in terms of substance and approach to those advanced by Bush I and Clinton may sound like very good news.

Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy: Guess Who Is Small Now?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Even a Roosevelt, a Kennedy or Reagan would have to deal with the reality that is facing Obama, in which domestic resistance and rising global challenges make it difficult for Washington to secure its military and economic hegemony.

Good Morning, Yemen? The Mouse That Roared Was Funnier

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

You want some American "attention." Circulate reports that there is an Al Qaeda in [fill the space] and before you know, Uncle Sam, shows up with a nice economic stimulus package and American GI's.

Cash for Clunkers with our Bread and Circuses in Pax Americana

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Pento

It is increased production and decreased consumption that we need. We need to boost savings and pay down our debt.

The Ponzi Scheme Presidency

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

At a cost of nearly one trillion taxpayer dollars to date, Bush's mad "global war" simply sucked needed money out of our world at levels that made Bernie Madoff seem like a small fry.