Diplomacy

A Modest Proposal on Ukraine

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s the Corner  Of all the advice to Obama to reverse his brand of Carterism, the best might simply be to shut his eyes, and every time he gets angry and is about to say something about Israel, stop, and think first to substitute the reset vocabulary he has used with …

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The Fruit of Obama’s Abandonment of Iraq

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  Anbar province, the region of Iraq that 1,300 American soldiers died pacifying, is at risk of being taken over by al Qaeda jihadists and their affiliate, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Share This

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Ignoring History: The Folly of Our Iran Pact

Dictatorships abandon treaties when they become inconvenient. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted.  Share This

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Rhetoric Running on Empty

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner The latest disclosure — and the most grave — of the Assad regime’s supposed deployments of chemical weapons puts the West in general and the U.S. in particular in an untenable position.  Share This

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Obama’s Bluster Pulpit

The president’s saber-rattling in the Middle East makes America look weak and puts the world in danger by Victor Davis Hanson Defining Ideas At the turn of the century, Teddy Roosevelt famously advised statesmen to “speak softly and carry a big stick.” Share This

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If Only Our Foreign Enemies Were Republicans

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media I cannot recall, in the last five years, Barack Obama ever identifying the Iranians, Hezbollah, or the late Hugo Chavez as among our “enemies,” in the fashion that he once urged Latino leaders to punish conservatives at the polls: Share This

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Obama’s Second-Term Embarrassments

“Hope and change” is looking like the 1973 Nixon White House. by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online In Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, he ran to the left of Hillary Clinton as a moral reformer. Share This

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The New Commandments on the Barn Wall

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Ten Commandments for Our New Century If you think our quiet lives of desperation can sometimes become a bit much, relax. Here are some guidelines to soothe your frustration — a few commandments that make sense out of today’s nonsense. Share This

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A Tale of Two Surges

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services From 2007 to 2009, a surge of 20,000 troops under the generalship of David Petraeus saved a mostly lost war in Iraq. Share This

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What America Does Best

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online We are in a fresh round of declinism — understandably, after borrowing nearly $5 trillion in less than three years and having very little to show for it. Share This

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