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Posts in category “Foreign policy”

ISIS, the Neocons, and Obama’s Choices

Though Congress and the president are out of town, the final weeks …

Posted August 27th, 2014

How to Defeat the Islamic State

Bring the full force of their enemies in the region to bear, and ISIS will fall.

Posted August 26th, 2014

Congress Must Vote Before Iraq War III

Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain …

Posted August 15th, 2014

Hillary the Hawk: Who Will Challenge Her?

In her much-parsed interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton reveals that she believes nothing …

Posted August 13th, 2014

What Kind of Conservatives Are the Warhawks?

U.S. air strikes since Friday have opened a corridor through which tens …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Iraqi-American Christians Pray, and Protest, for Peace

As the Islamic State forces northern Iraq’s religious minorities—Christians, Shia Muslims, and …

Posted August 11th, 2014

U.S. Foreign Policy on Trial, With Daniel McCarthy & Dinesh D’Souza

TAC editor Daniel McCarthy recently debated filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza at the annual …

Posted August 8th, 2014

War in Ukraine Feeds a War of Words in the U.S.

As we mark the centenary of the Great War this month, the …

Posted August 6th, 2014

Amid the Cease-Fires, a Broken Peace Process

Following yet another ill-fated push at a settlement between Israel and the …

Posted August 5th, 2014

Washington Still Can’t Pick Foreign Clients

As Afghanistan’s corrupt president, Hamid Karzai, slinks away into retirement and Iraq’s hapless …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Scooter Libby & Paul Wolfowitz to Teach Iraq “Decision-Making”

When the below item first came across my inbox, I thought it …

Posted July 30th, 2014

The Pyrrhic Cost of Destroying Hamas

Those to whom evil is done/Do evil in return “States are cruel …

Posted July 30th, 2014

As Mosul’s Christians Flee, Religious Freedom Gets an Ambassador

The State Department’s annual report on International Religious Freedom paints a dark …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Can a GOP Majority Handle Foreign Policy?

With the party united, the odds are now at least even that …

Posted July 29th, 2014

Yatsenyuk’s Resignation Topples an Obama Ally in Ukraine

With the news that Arseniy Yatsenyuk tendered his resignation as Ukraine’s Prime …

Posted July 25th, 2014

Ukraine Has Never Been Worth War

In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine. After the “kulaks,” the …

Posted July 25th, 2014

The Dual Crisis

The two crises are distinct, but there is only one American government …

Posted July 23rd, 2014