Timing could not be worse for peace mission

No issue of public policy is hidden in more layers of mythology than the Arab-Israeli conflict. For decades, conventional wisdom has held that the path to peace runs through Jerusalem, that Arab hostility toward the Jewish state is rooted in sympathy with the Palestinian cause, and that […]

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Is Russia’s Vladimir Putin intent on launching a new Cold War? Yes: Putin’s rhetoric sounds jarringly like Khrushchev’s

In early 2007, Defense Secretary Robert Gates opted for humor to defuse a tense situation on the world stage. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin harshly criticized U.S. foreign policy at a security conference in Munich, arguing that America wants to be the world’s sole “master,” […]

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Letter from Washington: Obama’s Playing Field

It was August, 1993 and President Clinton was working the Democratic majority in Congress to gather the votes for his first budget plan. For a President trying to change the direction of federal policy, as he was after 12 years of Republicans Ronald Reagan and George H.W. […]

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IRAN: REALITY, OPTIONS, AND CONSEQUENCES. PART 2 – NEGOTIATING WITH THE IRANIANS: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHS FORWARD

TESTIMONY OF LAWRENCE J. HAAS VICE PRESIDENT COMMITTEE ON THE PRESENT DANGER TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS “IRAN: REALITY, OPTIONS, AND CONSEQUENCES. PART 2 – NEGOTIATING WITH THE IRANIANS: MISSED OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHS FORWARD” Mr. Chairman, […]

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Time for a new “coalition of the willing” against Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent embrace of Iran’s radical regime begs a basic question for President Bush — would he rather prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons or continue working through the increasingly unhelpful institutions of the global community? Clearly, he can’t do both. The United Nations […]

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