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Thinking Aloud: Obama’s Misguided Ethiopia Trip

July 22, 2015 by Darius  This Friday, President Obama is set to begin a tour of several African countries.  Among the countries Obama is scheduled to visit is Ethiopia; Obama’s trip will be the first time a US president has … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Republicans See Obama as More Imminent Threat Than Putin”

“Republicans See Obama as More Imminent Threat Than Putin” Reuters, March 30, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/us-usa-threats-poll-idUSKBN0MQ0AV20150330 “A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Obama’s Pragmatism, Convictions Collide in Two Wars”

“Obama’s Pragmatism, Convictions Collide in Two Wars” The Washington Post, March 26, 2015, p.A10 http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-pragmatism-convictions-collide-in-his-handling-of-two-wars/2015/03/25/00b5041c-d307-11e4-a62f-ee745911a4ff_story.html “For a president committed to ending two of America’s longest wars, it has been a rough few days.  First, on Tuesday, President Obama said he … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Ignorance, Partisanship Drive False Beliefs about Obama, Iraq”

Jan. 7, 2015 by Darius It’s hard to agree on a course of action when the facts are in dispute.  That adage holds true nowhere more than foreign policy.  Unfortunately, when it comes to basic facts, Americans are still quite divided … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Obama Sees an Iran Deal Skirting Congress, For Now”

“Obama Sees an Iran Deal Skirting Congress, For Now” The New York Times, October 20, 2014, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/us/politics/obama-sees-an-iran-deal-that-could-avoid-congress-.html?_r=0 “No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Jihad 3.0”

Sept. 27,  2014 by Darius  A few days ago, I saw a panel discussion entitled “Jihad 3.0” detailing the current situation with ISIS.  Overall, the panel didn’t break any new ground, but there were a few interesting comments. Jon Alterman of … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: No, Mitt, a Bigger Military Isn’t the Solution to Everything

Sept. 5, 2014 by Darius  How would US foreign policy look if Obama had lost his bid for reelection?  It’s not an idle question.  Fortunately, it’s not entirely unanswerable: Mitt Romney is still very much around.  In fact, he wrote … Continue reading

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