Foreign Policy

A great America deserves a great international food aid policy

If Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump wants to ensure that America remains a great country, one place she or he could start is by working with Congress to reform America’s international food aid policy.  Currently, U.S. food aid programs...

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Betraying Iran’s democratic opposition

With the United States poised to elect a new administration this November, an opportunity is emerging for a fresh look at U.S. foreign policy toward Iran. What sort of Iran policy would best serve U.S. and Western interests?

This topic and...

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China ramps up competition with the United States

The Olympics are over and the United States predictably led the field with 121 total medals. Perhaps just as predictably, China finished second with 70 medals—leapfrogging Germany and Russia.

Americans have grown accustomed...

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The UN should investigate the 1988 massacre in Iran

In the summer of 1988, thousands of political prisoners in Iran were systematically executed in a matter of a few months. The killings were not only horrific in scale, but remains shrouded in mystery with the regime blocking all attempts to...

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The NATO blame game

While the American foreign policy establishment rejects Donald Trump’s daily antics and belligerent behavior, his ...

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New study. Space, security, and Congress

For some time now, members of the US Congress – particularly Republican Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Shelby joined by Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) – have traded shots on...

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The ties that bind

Much has been written in recent weeks about the US-Turkey relationship.  Turkey is an important NATO ally. With all the problems facing our world, we must make sure NATO remains strong.  It is...

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What to do about Syria?

The violence and danger in Syria have ratcheted up another notch this week. Hundreds of thousands in the rebel-held areas of Aleppo are cut off from food and water while the 1.5 million living in the government-held areas of the city have limited...

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