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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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America Is not Indispensable - Micah Zenko, Foreign Policy

The world doesn’t need the United States nearly as much as we like to think it does....

Maybe now the U.S. Will Help Ukraine - Paul Roderick Gregory, Forbes

Barack Obama can scarcely veto a bi-partisan pro-Ukraine bill. He can no longer refuse to supply weapons to Ukraine because of his “long-standing concern that arming Ukraine ...

Obama Can Become a Foreign Policy President - Fareed Zakaria, WaPo

Despite this week’s elections, President Obama has the time and scope to do big things over the next two years. But they will have to be in the world beyond Washington. Next ...

Obama's Letter to the Ayatollah - Matthew Lee & Julie Pace, Associated Press

In a rare outreach to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, President Barack Obama has written a letter about the fight against Islamic State militants, a common enemy in S...

What to Expect of U.S. Foreign Policy in Americas - Carl Meacham, CSIS

It’s worth noting, too, that President Obama, facing an opposition Congress, may tend toward symbolic foreign policy gestures as he seeks to establish his legacy in the regio...

U.S. Elections: A View from Expat London - Anne Jolis, The Spectator

By the time the pub TV switched from football to elections, we were a mere hour from last call, and polls had barely closed in the eastern states. Virginia would be too close to ca...

Welcome Back to Washington, Neocons - Eli Lake, Daily Beast

Call it the neoconservatives’ revenge. But even the dovish side of the GOP now acknowledges the election was a win for their party’s hawks....

Obama Must Pick up the Pieces and Lead - The Guardian

Tuesday’s vote comes across as a watershed for a US president who staked so much, since his election in 2008, on a message of hope and change for his country and the wider wo...

What the Election Means for Obama's Foreign Policy - Boston Globe

Americans in battleground states weren’t the only ones who tuned into midterm elections this year. Overseas, US allies and enemies also watched the news....

Obama's Bad Foreign Policy Will Drag On - James Carafano, TNI

Breaking news! The fate of the world doesn’t hang on the outcome of an American midterm election. The make-up of the new Congress might make it easier for President Obama to ...

Hysteria Will Define U.S. Foreign Policy - Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

In 2015, you're going to hear far more about protecting Americans from everything that endangers them least, and especially about the need for a pusillanimous president (or so he w...

Europe Looks Beyond Obama - Jonathan Freedland, New York Times

Even Mr. Obama’s greatest admirers concede that things have not worked out as they hoped. The man who promised to end the war in Iraq has sent American forces back into comba...

With This Congress, Expect More Middle East Tangles - Juan Cole, IC

The GOP may see Obama as not ultimately committed to keeping US troops out of Iraq and Syria, and will almost certainly attempt to force him to put more boots on the ground (John M...

Duke Legend: Obama Is a Bad Coach - Josh Rogin, Daily Beast

The legendary Duke coach said Obama is foolishly telling ISIS what the U.S. team will or won’t do – a bad strategy in both war and basketball....

Sizing America Up - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

A weak, lame-duck Barack Obama, who has now eroded a once exuberant Democratic party, will be even weaker in the next two years. If Democratic senators who had been his stalwart su...

Poland Can Help Reshape NATO - Bruno Lete, German Marshall Fund

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Iron Curtain in Europe, modern-day Poland is by many measures the most successful case of post-communist political and economic transition t...

This Isn't a Foreign Policy Election - Kevin Sullivan, The Week

Two years of crises have put Obama's foreign policy under a microscope in recent weeks, and Republicans looking to make big gains in this week's midterm elections are hoping that...

When Are We Going to Admit Assad Stays? - Joshua Keating, Slate

Assad has almost certainly committed war crimes, and is almost certainly continuing to do so. Just last week, an army helicopter dropped a barrel bomb—one of the most deadly an...

Boots to Anbar, Now - Tom Rogan, National Review

If the Sunni tribes are defeated, America will have to re-deploy large numbers of ground forces back to Iraq....

Obama Needs a Moment of Self-Reflection - Leslie Gelb, Daily Beast

An old pro decodes the blind quotes and leaks surrounding the turmoil in the White House foreign policy team....

Don't Repeat Iraq Blunders in Afghanistan - Boston Globe

Success in foreign policy requires patience. Although history will almost certainly judge the 2003 invasion of Iraq to be a strategic blunder, the downside of Obama’s decisio...

Has Rand Paul's Chance Already Passed? - L. Hadar, American Conservative

The opportunity to dramatically change American foreign policy may have died with James Foley....

America's New Middle East Quagmire - Fred Kaplan, Slate

America’s campaign against ISIS has already lost its way....

Jokowi Can Do What Obama Didn't - David Pilling, Financial Times

Widodo will need all the acumen that took him to the presidency to avoid the traps being set....

Obama Has No Foreign Policy - Paul Ryan, National Interest

What we need is a comprehensive strategy to deal with this threat. That means support for moderate Muslims in the region and cooperation with moderate Muslim countries....

Russia, China Cooperate on Cyber Security - Chernenko et al, Worldcrunch

Unlike with Washington, Moscow and Beijing agree on how the state can monitor the Internet....

Cyber Security Can Boost India-U.S. Ties - Lisa Curtis, RealClearWorld

India boasts the world's third-largest population of online users, and Indians' increasing reliance on the internet leaves the country increasingly vulnerable to cyber warfare....

U.S. Governors Ignorant of How Ebola Works - The Hindu

The reaction of the Governors of New York and New Jersey to the Ebola threat reflects their lack of understanding of the nature of the disease....

U.S. Presidents Caught in History's Sweep - George Friedman, Stratfor

Obama came into office with a financial crisis well underway, along with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. His followers might have thought that he would take a magic wand and make th...

America Still Has the Will to Lead - Stephen Hadley, SMH

Over the past several years, many have wondered whether the United States remains willing to play its traditional role in maintaining world order. Many fear the return of American ...

U.S., Japan Missing a Chance to Counter China - P. Leaf, RealClearWorld

Measured by geography alone, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is ambitious: The pact would bind the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, and seven other countries in a...

Thankfully, Iran Talks Seem Stalled - Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post

We are counting down the days not only to the midterm election but to the Nov. 24 deadline in the P5+1 Iran talks. The latter seem to be stalled — and that’s the good n...

The 5 Biggest Disasters in American Military History - Robert Farley, NI

Nations often linger on their military defeats as long as, or longer than, they do on their successes. The Battle of Kosovo remains the key event of the Serbian story, and devastat...

Is the US Working With Russia on ISIS or Not? - Josh Rogin, Daily Beast

Did the United States and Russia agree to share intelligence about ISIS? Secretary of State John Kerry insists they did. The Russian foreign minister insists just as strongly they ...

Congress Can Stop Iran Appeasement - Jonathan Tobin, Commentary

The president’s problem isn’t limited to the fact that many Americans are rightly worried that the deal in the works with Iran is one that won’t do much to prevent the Islami...

13 Years of Costly Foreign Follies - Robert Merry, National Interest

The gnawing question is: What accounts for so many years under two presidents when foreign policy turned out to be one fiasco after another?...

Obama's Successful Push of Turkey - Bloomberg

In air-dropping weapons to the Kurdish People's Protection Units in Kobani this week, President Barack Obama has applied the pressure needed to get Turkish President Recep Tayyip E...

China and America: Competing Exceptionalism - Roger Cohen, NYT

What will matter above all is the capacity of the United States and China to avoid fatal misunderstanding. In a state of mutual incomprehension, clashing interests will escalate....

Doubling Down on Obama's Syria Disaster - M. Weiss & F. Itani, Politico

Fareed Zakaria and Leslie Gelb both have made what they think are bold and unfashionable proposals for U.S. policy in Syria without bothering to realize that their prescriptions ha...

Close the Torture Loophole - New York Times

Nearly six years after he stopped the practice, President Obama should not consider any legal loophole that might permit an American official to engage in torture or cruelty, no ma...

Obama's Revealing Slip on Immigration - Washington Times

The White House intended to remain silent about its plans for immigration. Revealing a scheme to open the floodgates of amnesty would be disastrous on the eve of the critical midte...

Obama's Coalition Is Fighting to Lose - Ira Straus, National Review

Obama certainly “believes in” international cooperation and organization, but this does not mean he knows how to build it or even sustain what there is of it....

Obama's Do-Nothing Global Leadership - Michael Curtis, The Commentator

Groucho Marx, Karl Marx, Gladstone, Disraeli, and even Duke Ellington can tell you something about Barack Obama. But at the end of the day, his international leadership is just a f...

Thank the Saudis for $3 Gas - Steven Butler & Tracy Moran, Ozy

Oil prices are plunging these days — in fact, they hit a four-year low this week — and it’s thanks in no small part to Saudi inaction, a new strategy of doing not...

Keeping Ebola at Bay - New York Times

The Ebola cases in the United States show that American hospitals and public health officials have much to learn about effective ways to protect health care workers and the public ...

The Global Panic Pandemic - Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

We have lost control of the language of proportion. The result is an outbreak of crying-wolf syndrome....

Russian-Style Business Is Now the Norm - Fyodor Lukyanov, Moscow Times

Western sanctions have had a significant impact on economic ties between Russia and the European Union, and a closer look at the relationship between the state and business in the ...

The U.S. Can Teach Britain on Federalism - Bruce Katz, Brookings

Devolution is in the air in the UK. In a remarkable turn of events, Britain’s political parties are competing over how, not whether, to devolve power to cities and metropolit...

Asia's Concern over an American Decline - Roger Cohen, NY Times

Outside China, there is a consistent theme in Asia. It is concern that declining American power, credibility and commitment will leave the way open for Beijing to exercise dominanc...

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Longoria promises 'no empty chairs'

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