Foreign Policy

Preparing for China’s next move in the South China Sea

On July 12, The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration issued one of the most widely anticipated decisions in its history. After nearly four years of deliberation, the Court issued findings regarding several South China Sea issues, based on a...

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Oh my -- did someone forget to say 'thank you for your service?'

The Defense Secretary is sending another 500 troops to battle ISIS and, I suppose, other assorted terrorists in Syria and Iraq.  The military has been very busy since 2001 and our casualties have been substantial including over 30,000...

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The Importance of Kosovo

Recently, more than 5,000 miles away from my hometown of Red Oak, Iowa, I visited our Sister State, Kosovo. As I walked the streets of the Muslim majority nation, I saw American flags on its street corners and received sincere expressions of...

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West still repeating old mistakes with Iran

On July 14, it will be exactly one year since the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations was concluded in Vienna. It will be an opportunity for the proponents of those controversial negotiations with Iran to face some harsh...

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At one year mark, Iran deal has already made world safer

This week, we celebrate a quiet anniversary – one that’s probably far from most people’s minds. It’s the anniversary of an agreement that’s been a quiet success. A deal that keeps a nuclear weapon out of Iran’s hands, and makes the world a...

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America and allies less safe since nuclear deal

One year ago, the President announced the framework of the dangerous Iran nuclear deal. He justified the deal, claiming it would make Iran an engaged partner in the Middle East. He also claimed that it would prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear...

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