At a moment when economic and political penalties should have been increased, extended, and enhanced to further ripen Iranian compliance, Obama lost his nerve and bent to Iranian threats.
During the Obama years, with little media attention or Congressional debate, the United States has engaged in record levels of weapons exports, many of them to the conflict-ridden Middle East and Persian Gulf region.
My constituents, as well as most Americans, continue to have two major foreign policy concerns: we do not want to be involved in another military engagement, and we do not want to see Iran develop a nuclear weapon.
In the rough and tumble Ukrainian business world, the term ‘violent takeover’ takes on a much more literal meaning.
The country’s opposition parties boycotted the recent Parliamentary elections and their thuggish supporters resorted to violence, arson and intimidation.
Our new priority must be securing immediate relief to stop deportations, not a “citizenship-or-nothing” political stance.
This timing of the release of Gates' memoir has led to much political rhetoric surrounding what might otherwise be a serious insightful offering from a patriot and military leader.
The U.S. is estranging itself from Egypt, a long-time, major, and only mildly autocratic ally. To paraphrase Talleyrand, this is worse than hypocritical, it is mistaken.
The Suez Canal’s significance to the global economy cannot be overlooked. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2012 the canal transited 7 percent of all oil moved by water and 13 percent of the world’s exported liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Can you believe that 24 percent of those polled in 65 countries named the United States as the greatest threat to peace in the world today?