Sunday, April 23, 2017

Foreign Policy

Sorry, Judge Napolitano: Immigration Isn’t ‘Foreign Policy’

By the time you read this, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit may have handed down a ruling for or against president Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel and immigration from...

US ‘Deep State’ Sold Out Counter-Terrorism to Keep Itself in Business

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman outraged many readers when he wrote an opinion piece on 12 April calling on President Trump to ”back off fighting territorial ISIS in Syria”. The reason he gave...

Liberty in America During the Great War

There’s always plenty for libertarians to complain about in our troubled world, but in many respects, things could be much worse. I’m thinking particularly of how the U.S. government punished dissent before, during, and...

Famine Continues to Stalk Yemen

Time is running out to avert massive famine in Yemen: Aid workers are in a “race against time” to prevent famine threatening millions of people in Yemen, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. “We have...

Hillary Clinton and the Neocons

Veteran GOP foreign policy hawks are flocking to Hillary Clinton. Is it callow opportunism, or a major realignment? Much has been made of the swing in political allegiances of neoconservatives in favor of Hillary Clinton. As...

After Aleppo: We Need a New Syria Policy

Over the past week, eastern Aleppo was completely brought back under control of the Syrian government. The population began to return to its homes, many of which were abandoned when al-Qaeda-linked rebels took over...

Why Worry About “Importing” Terrorists, When the Regime Can Grow Its Own?

This year, while the Trump administration has fixated on what it describes as acute peril posed by immigrants and refugees from the Muslim world, there have been three domestic terrorism-related incidents involving American-born military...

Trump and the Importance of Nuclear Disarmament

A common theme in this year’s election is danger posed by a man like Donald Trump having control of a nuclear arsenal. Trump advocated further nuclear proliferation, failed to identify the three components of the nuclear...

Yemen: A Chance for Meaningful Policy Change

The Yemen conflict will either serve as the point-of-no-return or the turning point for US foreign policy in the Middle East. Since 2001, US foreign policy has taken many schizophrenic twists and turns on...

Afghanistan Needs ‘Thousands’ More Troops, US General Says

The commander of U.S. forces there lays the first major war decision on Donald Trump’s desk. Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion, Afghanistan is in a “stalemate” that will require several thousand more Western troops...