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December 22, 2014

United States
American-Flag-Half-Mast Ten Americans Who Died in 2014 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2014 who throu…

June 17, 2014

Iraq
Peshmerga_CROPPED.jpg A Requiem for Iraq

Istanbul--The United States should help Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki fend off the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria given the threats the group poses to American allies and interests, but…

September 7, 2012

United States
President Obama Oval Office You Might Have Missed: Drones, Targeted Killings, and National Security Threats

“Interview with President Obama,” Fox 19, September 6, 2012. Q: Well let me ask then also about the so-called presidential kill list that has gotten a lot of attention…and on that list have been U.S…

January 20, 2012

Politics and Government
Lebanese and Syrian protesters in northern Lebanon carry banners and burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they march in solidarity with Syria's anti-government protesters on January 20, 2012. (Omar Ibrahim/courtesy Reuters) Friday File: Is It Time to Intervene in Syria?

Above the Fold. Anyone who watched last night’s GOP presidential debate from Charleston, South Carolina could be forgiven for concluding that the United States has no pressing problems overseas. Not …

January 31, 2012

International Organizations
The United Nations Then and Now; and What it Means for Syria The United Nations Then and Now; and What it Means for Syria

This month marks the seventieth anniversary of the “United Nations.” Not as a formal organization—that would occur in San Francisco in 1945—but as a wartime alliance. After Pearl Harbor, President Fr…