Obama’s hesitation in Ukraine endangers Eastern Europe

With the United States understandably focused on Islamist threats to the civilized world, Russia’s Vladimir Putin continues to whittle away at the post-Cold War architecture of global relations by ignoring his commitment to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and boosting support for Russian-backed rebels. Putin’s efforts to undermine Ukraine, […]

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A Challenge to Modernity

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Socialist,” German pastor Martin Niemöller famously observed about his nation’s intellectuals during the Nazi rise to power. “Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak […]

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CIA report encourages terrorists, makes allies reluctant to help

WASHINGTON – Though they preside over the world’s most important nation, our leaders in Washington can be startlingly oblivious to the audiences beyond our shores that watch and listen closely to whatever we say or do. That’s the only rational explanation for why – 13 years after […]

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The Last Line of Defense

As talks between U.S.-led global negotiators and Iran over its nuclear program resume this week in Geneva, the most welcome shift on the Iranian nuclear front may be occurring thousands of miles away in Washington. There, in the aftermath of November’s congressional elections that reflected a broad […]

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When Interests Clash

The events of recent days in Egypt remind us that U.S. foreign policy is inherently complicated, that our global priorities often clash and that, in some cases, the wisest choice is far from the most morally satisfying. In Egypt, the United States faces a clash between two […]

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