Obama’s Bumbling Foreign Policy Diminishes America’s Global Position

The disastrous state of American foreign policy is one of the least talked about legacies of the Obama Administration. But that doesn’t mean that Americans aren’t paying attention. Indeed, a new Gallup poll finds that for the first time in his presidency, a majority of Americans believe that President Obama is not respected by world…
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Republicans Recapture Momentum in Run-Up to Midterms

Democrats’ midterm hopes are floundering following one of the worst six-month spans in political history. “Whoa there,” I can hear you saying through my computer screen. Sure, it isn’t exactly rainbows and unicorns in the White House, but isn’t it a little hyperbolic to call this “one of the worst” runs a president has ever…
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Off-Hand Remarks As Definitive Foreign Policy? Only in the Obama Administration

If there was one thing the White House should have learned from its disastrous initial response to the civil war raging in Syria it’s that words are important. One ad-libbed “red line” comment and suddenly you’ve thrust the nation into a foreign policy predicament – if we don’t back you up the U.S. looks weak,…
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President Obama Clearly Overmatched by Events in Syria

The Syria conflict is impossibly complicated. It has elements of sectarian violence, in which the ruling Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is at war against the country’s Sunni Muslim majority. It’s also a larger proxy war with players like Saudi Arabia, which would like to establish a Sunni-friendly regime to improve their bid…
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