Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Foreign Policy

Promoting Democracy: Bad for the US, Bad for the World

Former US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, recently released a new book titled Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom. In her book, Rice argues that the world is a better, freer place...

Consultant Used Facebook To Recruit Others to Saudi Cause

Former Maryland GOP Communications Director Chevy Weiss May Have Violated Foreign Agents Registration Act; Didn’t Disclose Kingdom’s Role As 9/11 families and survivors await the disposition of a March complaint filed with the Department of Justice alleging...

Iran Offers Lessons on Dealing with North Korea

While running for office, Donald Trump repeatedly blasted the Iran nuclear deal, calling it “the worst deal ever negotiated.” Recently, however, his administration reluctantly acknowledged that Iran is complying with its obligations under the...

Why Bulking Up the US Military Presence in Asia Is a Bad Idea

The Wall Street Journal reports, “the Pentagon has endorsed a plan to invest nearly $8 billion to bulk up the U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years by upgrading military...

Trump Approves Direct Arming of Syrian Kurds With Heavy Weapons

Move Comes Ahead of Erdogan Visit to US Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was already making much of his plans to lambaste President Trump during his DC visit later this month, complaining about the US...

US Killing Civilians in Battle for Mosul

After a brief pause in the effort to liberate the western half of the city from Islamic State control, the American-led operation to retake Mosul has resumed in force. The pause came after a Mar....

Congress Should Just Say No to Trump’s Afghanistan Surge

With the US occupation of Afghanistan well into its sixteenth year and the country no closer to becoming a stable democracy than it was in late 2001, Antiwar.com reports that this isn’t an “all options are on...

No, sanctions won’t convince North Korea to give up their nukes

No, sanctions won’t convince North Korea to give up their nukes In an article on Politico titled, "Yes, we do have a way to deal with North Korea," Peter Harrell declares that sanctions are the...

Bring U.S. Troops Home From Somalia

Sorrowful news comes from yet another area of the world where the U.S. has no business having troops stationed there. A U.S. Navy Seal has been killed in Somalia, marking the first death there...

The Doctrines of Empire

Christopher Coyne, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center, reviews The...