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Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65%) think the U.S. government should use drones to launch airstrikes in other countries against suspected terrorists. Americans are, however, much ...(full article)

President Obama was a man changed for the better on his trip to Israel. He offered a more realistic base for approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was muscular in standi...(full article)

If Iraq was regrettable in one respect, it was in pushing Obama to embrace destabilizing minimalism in the Arab world. The U.S. has left a void that contending actors are seeking t...(full article)

The newest outpost in the U.S. government’s empire of drone bases sits behind a razor-wire-topped wall outside this West African capital, blasted by 110-degree heat and the occas...(full article)

Countries from Uzbekistan to Ukraine use a loophole to try to quietly influence the United States. A "foreign agent" by any other name....(full article)

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Airport Screening Won't Stop Ebola - Economist

Some governments are dusting off measures that were previously used to combat the spread of bird flu and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome....

Eastern Europe Is Siding with Putin - Jackson Diehl, Washington Post

To grasp how Vladi­mir Putin is progressing in his campaign to overturn the post-Cold War order in Europe, it’s worth looking beyond eastern Ukraine, where the Kremlin is...

The U.S. Needs to Respond to IS's Success, Now - John Nagl, Politico

ISIL has had a really good year, which is very bad news for U.S. interests in the Middle East....

Lessons for America from Britain's Imperial Troubles - G. Rachman, FT

Britain was directly or indirectly involved in the fighting in many of these wars during the years 1919-1920. Their locations sound familiar: Afghanistan, Waziristan, Iraq, Ukraine...

New Weapons to Fight Ebola - Boston Globe

One tool that could help is a little-discussed law that allows the FDA to issue a voucher to speed drug development. Proposed by David Ridley at Duke University and colleagues, and...

To Help Ukraine Win a War, Elect a GOP Congress - P.R. Gregory, Forbes

The growing gap between the administration and Congress on Ukraine has turned the mid term elections into a referendum on U.S. policy towards Ukraine and Putin’s aggression....

A Chance to End the Cuba Embargo - New York Times

Scanning a map of the world must give President Obama a sinking feeling as he contemplates the dismal state of troubled bilateral relationships his administration has sought to tur...

The United States Doesn't Care About Syria - Michael Weiss, NOW Lebanon

The anti-ISIS coalition has one goal: save Iraq....

India Is Growing Bolder on the Seas - C. Raja Mohan, Indian Express

Given India’s growing trade and its increasing dependence on the sea for the import of vital energy resources, India’s interests are similar to those of the US, the wo...

Kobani Undermines Obama's Entire Policy - New York Post

Even in the teeth of US airstrikes, ISIS continues to advance on this Syrian town near the Turkish border....

Obama Underestimated Ebola - Los Angeles Times

Preventing unnecessary anxiety is good, but not if it means failing to address valid concerns. Now the president and the CDC must consider not only which safety measures to invoke ...

Don't Forget Canada and Mexico - Nicholas Burns, Boston Globe

In an unusually far-sighted report issued last week, two of our country’s most impressive global strategists - David Petraeus, former CIA director and head of US Central Comm...

Obama Has no Strategy - Malcolm Fraser, The Guardian

Air power alone will not make a difference in Iraq. Barack Obama, and his allies, have the worst strategic understanding possible of what they claim is an existential threat....

Obama's Galling anti-Israel Outburst - Isi Leibler, Jerusalem Post

The exceptionally vicious US condemnation of Israel with regard to housing construction in the Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem is not merely misguided, but also reflects irration...

Waiting for the Iranian Godot - Derek Davison, The Nation

The P5+1 must stop defining the success of a comprehensive deal purely on metrics and instead consider the intrinsic value that such a deal will bring with it....

The Failing Air Campaign Against ISIS - Washington Post

Two months after the United States began airstrikes in Iraq, and two weeks after they were extended into Syria, the forces of the Islamic State are still advancing....

Obama Ignores Panetta's Warning - Marc Thiessen, Washington Post

Say this much about President Obama: He does not engender a lot of loyalty from his inner circle....

Why We Should not Pay Ransoms - Shashank Joshi, Telegraph

Ransoms are not the answer. Such payments not only sustain the market for future kidnappings, but – worse still – help groups like Isil prosper, grow, and kill thousand...

Western Leaders Don't Grasp Voters' Vulnerability - C. Moore, Telegraph

For six or seven years now, voters in the West have realised that capitalism was disastrously captured by those who operated it, so that it stopped benefiting the rest of us. No le...

Even if U.S. Defeats ISIS, It Will Lose - Andrew Bacevich, Washington Post

As America’s efforts to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield X...

The Damage Netanyahu Has Wrought - Haaretz

One after the other, the masks are being torn off. Netanyahu is not (and apparently never was) aiming for a two-state solution; his actions prove it....

India-U.S. Defense Cooperation Is Growing - Ankit Panda, The Diplomat

The statement isn’t revolutionary on security matters; it is rather evolutionary, signaling the broad contours of where U.S.-India cooperation on security might head in the M...

Obama's Betrayal - Andrew Sullivan, The Dish

We elected Obama precisely to be calm and sane enough to be able to resist what he has now done. He betrayed us. His policy, such as it is, is utterly incoherent and as free from a...

If Pakistan Doesn't Counter Militants, Others Will - Dawn

Pakistan's drift towards international isolation is only matched by the state’s denial of this truth....

Netanyahu's Gross Ignorance - The Daily Star

Meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that, given shared concerns, it was time Arab countries allied with Israel....

Stop the Hype over Returning Jihadists - Byman & Shapiro, Foreign Affairs

The threat presented by foreign fighters has been exaggerated, just as it was during several other conflicts in recent years. Over the last decade, the Iraq war in particular promp...

Why War Is Good - Robert Kaplan, Stratfor

Morris recounts the sheer dreadfulness of Rome's conquests over the northern tribes of Europe. "Rome had made a wasteland and called it peace," went the famous adage. But that wast...

Both Sides Think They Can Win a New Cold War - John Allen Gay, TNI

Mutual miscalculation is one of the most dangerous errors in foreign policy. Deliberately escalating a crisis does, after all, sometimes work: when you’re better able to en...

Obama Sends Mixed Messages on War - Jonah Goldberg, National Review

The president has been waging war on the Islamic State with defense programs he has slashed....

Kissinger's Last Appeal for Realism - Vartan Oskanian, Al Jazeera

The bear knows seven songs and they are all about honey - I don't know if that's an Armenian saying or a Russian one, but it's true for Kissinger as well. All of his songs are abou...

Truman's Israel Policy Can Teach Obama on IS - James Fromson, WOTR

In early 1948, Harry Truman’s policy of support for the partition of Palestine — and thereby the creation of the state of Israel — appeared dead in the water. As ...

American Incompetence In a World Going Mad - John Podhoretz, NY Post

An intruder made his way across the White House lawn and through the building almost to the Obama living quarters before being stopped by a Secret Service officer who was off duty:...

The Wrong Idea for Secret Service Reform - Bloomberg

When stonewalling bureaucrats meet grandstanding politicians, the results are seldom edifying. Such was the case today with the hearing in the House of Representatives about the Se...

Why Is Washington so Quiet on Hong Kong? - Washington Post

It's hard not to be inspired by the images of crowds in the center of Hong Kong peacefully demonstrating in favor of democracy, their unlikely symbol not a clenched fist but an ope...

U.S.-Afghan Security Deal: Small but Key - H. LaFranchi, CS Monitor

The security agreement signed by the US and Afghanistan Tuesday doesn't mean big numbers of American troops. It means an important confidence boost....

Modi's Reset of U.S.-India Ties - Deccan Chronicle

It does seem that President Obama is taking an extra step for Mr Modi. He will be aware it may not be easy to make India swerve from its international policy orientation on key iss...

Fighting the Purpose-Driven Jihad - Kevin Sullivan, NI

No matter how much lip service American presidents pay to the aspirations of Arabs and Muslims across the greater Middle East, the United States is -- and will likely remain -- hea...

India, U.S. Should Address Divisions - Bloomberg

When they meet at the White House tomorrow, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate all that unites their nations -- one the world's most powe...

Hoping for a Truce in Damascus - Jonathan Steele, The Guardian

Assad’s officials are studying one intriguing passage in Obama’s UN speech that has scarcely been reported in the western or Arab media. After calling on political lead...

How to Salvage Afghanistan - Scott Smith & Andrew Wilder, RealClearWorld

This was no easy transition: Thirteen years of rebuilding efforts nearly unraveled during a fraught electoral summer. The Taliban gained momentum and territory while the economy sh...

Misunderstanding Al Qaeda - Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard

You have heard of the Khorasan group before. It is, to put it simply, al Qaeda....

Obama Must Walk a Fine Line in Syria - Michael Sturmer, Worldcrunch

It was President Barack Obama who gave the command to attack ISIS targets inside Syria, though it was more out of cluelessness and exasperation than any strategic plan for peace in...

The U.S. Is Yielding to Iran - David Frum, The Atlantic

Why isn’t it the rulers of Iran who feel a sense of desperation about breaking the logjam with timely concessions to U.S. concerns about their nuclear ambitions? The answer t...

Grave New World - Javier Solana, Project Syndicate

In a multipolar world, actors with widely divergent worldviews must work together to advance their shared interest in security, stability, and prosperity. It is time for all of the...

Fixing the Absurd India-Bangladesh Border - M. Phillips, The Diplomat

Resolving the border crisis would grease the wheels for future cooperation, development, and trade in the region. In this respect, India’s regional objectives complement the ...

Afghan Leaders Must Grasp Chance for a New Start - SCMP

The stage is now set for an important milestone: the first peaceful transfer of power. With an array of challenges, though, bringing stability to the violence-racked nation is as m...

Obama Degrading, Diminishing U.S. Global Role - R. Tracci, Wash Times

While President Obama promised to fundamentally change America, few realized his policies would fundamentally weaken it. Yet, the administration’s defense priorities and inte...

Sean Hannity and the Military: Keep Politics Out - Boston Globe

Those in uniform take orders from a chain of command ultimately headed by civilian political leaders. Civilian control of the military is a core feature of America’s stable, ...

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Insurance Commissioner urges health

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the state needs to decide soon what health benefits...

Biden will head to Ohio's Appalachi

Vice President Joe Biden will campaign this weekend in Ohio's Appalachian region, an area loaded wit...

Lingle, Hirono meet in first debate

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono are facing each other in the first of fiv...

Pine Bluff election in question due

Pine Bluff Mayor Carl Redus Jr. has filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop the November mayoral election...

Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

Actress Eva Longoria says her speech to the Democratic convention will be very different from Clint ...