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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Trump Re-Draws Obama’s Red Line in Syria

This past week brought gruesome images of children convulsing and dying in the streets of a rebel-held province in Syria, the result of a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. But this wasn’t the first time. Almost five years ago then-President Barack Obama became concerned that the Assad regime was…
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Trump Builds Momentum Heading Into Inauguration

President Trump enjoyed another good week. A positive omen as he works to build momentum in the run-up to Inauguration Day. Among the week’s successes were an invitation to the Syrian peace talks, a process from which President Obama has been excluded, and Lockheed Martin announcing that it is close to deal with the Pentagon…
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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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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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Putin Continues to Play the Obama White House for Fools in Syria

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union sat down to hammer out the foreign policy differences between the two superpowers, which were locked into the Cold War. Kennedy’s aides warned the president that the meeting was a bad idea and that Khrushchev would immediately seize on any mistake…
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America Deserved a Better Deal With Iran. To Get One It Needed a Better Negotiator

In December of 2013 President Obama laid out the baseline from which any deal with Iran over the future of their nuclear program would be judged: “[W]e can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. Now, in terms…
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The Gaffe Heard Round the World

President Obama’s surprising admission that his administration had “no strategy” to deal with ISIS was a messaging nightmare – not only did it confirm American’s fears of the president’s lack of foreign policy chops, but it could also have significant repercussions for our interests abroad. Almost as soon as the words left President Obama’s mouth…
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