Will Marshall writes in Foreign Policy that even though President Obama has been able to neutralize the Republican Party's traditional advantage on national security, with the upcoming presidential election, now is the time to return to the liberal principle of defense of freedom at home and abroad.
Neil King Jr. of theWall Street Journal explains that despite several shared beliefs, the Republican Party and the Latino community remain at odds over immigration and how this will influence the presidential elections in November.
The Wall Street Journal explains how speeches by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice invigorated and energized an otherwise lackluster Republican National Convention.
Peter Baker discusses the relationship between what presidential candidates say on the campaign trail and what they do once elected and what this relationship indicates about U.S. foreign policy if Mitt Romney wins the presidential election in November.
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Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
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