President Trump Delivers Hard Truths to UN Assembly

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump dispensed with convention and instead spoke plainly. It couldn’t have come a moment too soon. For the last eight years President Obama’s words promised peace and prosperity, that the world would be remade not through force but through the power of dialogue.…
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Donald Trump Working to Restore America’s Foreign Policy Credibility

President Trump did not intend to spend his first 100 days focusing on foreign policy, but world events rarely cater to the political desires or policy agendas of America’s presidents. Instead, President Trump played the hand he was dealt. And contrary to his Democrat critics, he played it expertly. To be clear, Trump was dealt…
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Obama Never Lived Up to Foreign Policy Promises

Nominations for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize closed just 11 days after Barack Obama assumed the presidency. President Obama was chosen unanimously, over 204 other nominees, on October 5, just nine months after his election. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Obama expressed surprise, even skepticism over his selection. “…I would be remiss if I did…
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Republicans Deliver the Foreign Policy Plan That Obama Never Could

In his 2006 memoir, The Audacity of Hope, President Obama wrote about how America would regain its respect from the world. “Without a well-articulated strategy that the public supports and the world understands, America will lack the legitimacy and ultimately the power it needs to make the world safer than it is today,” Obama wrote.…
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The Fourth Estate is Broken, and the White House Knows It

It’s very rare to get a peak behind the curtain into how the policy sausage is made in this White House. But every time we do, Americans come out looking like suckers. First, we learned about White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe’s strategy dubbed “stray voltage,” in which they purposefully spark controversy, often by knowingly…
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Chuck Hagel Joins the Parade of Pentagon Officials Who Criticize the White House

President Obama’s foreign policy has always been a murky mess. But the reason why has always been crystal clear: He views every decision through a political lens rather than a policy one. He rode into the White House on a promise to end the wars in the Middle East and every move he’s made since…
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The Debate Democrats Can’t Have

It’s an odd state of affairs when a party desperately doesn’t want you to watch their debates. After all, there are significant political advantages to highly publicized, highly watched debates; namely, it helps to get the candidates’ messages out to a lot of voters. But Democrats have clearly made a different calculation. Rather than have…
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Republicans Display Foreign Policy Fluency in Latest Debate

Russia is attempting to refashion international borders on a whim. China is literally building islands in the South China Sea in order to create territorial claims on crucial shipping lanes. Libya is in an utter state of disarray. The Islamic State has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria, and its adherents are…
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White House’s Iranian Negotiations Typify a Broken Foreign Policy

The nuclear talks with Iran have soared passed yet another deadline. This is now the third time that a deadline has expired without a deal being reached. The reasons, similar to Obama’s entire Middle East strategy, are increasingly baffling. The chaos is perhaps best highlighted by the twisting alliances of the U.S. On the one…
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New Polls Show Republican Candidates are Winning the Battle of Ideas

Earlier this week we discussed the serious political headwinds that Democrats are facing this election cycle. They are playing defense on a lot of turf that is traditionally friendly to Republicans, President Obama is increasingly unpopular, Obamacare continues to be a drag, and the political momentum is clearly in the GOP’s favor. But what about…
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