Foreign Policy

The Obama Doctrine

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The Obama Doctrine is simple: Proclaim a utopian policy, and then pray that most of the people who hear it are Neanderthals who will ignore it. Having said one thing, doing quite another is not only thereby okay, but also absolutely essential. Keep that paradox in mind, and …

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Obama Still Murky on Libya

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner President Obama just gave a weird speech. Part George W. Bush, part trademark Obama — filled with his characteristic split-the-difference, straw-man (“some say, others say”), false-choice tropes. Share This

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Foreign Policy as Wishful Thinking

by Bruce S. Thornton Advancing a Free Society The current military intervention in Libya by the West has been marketed with the claim that its purpose, as French President Sarkozy put it, is “to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that has forfeited all claim to legitimacy.” Behind this humanitarian …

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America’s Sorta Rescue?

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner What a No-Fly Zone Means Now that we are committed to a no-fly zone (an unwise idea, I think, given the absence of consistent aims or defined objectives), we must support it and ensure its success. Share This

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Libya, What To Do?

by Raymond Ibrahim National Review Online As with Egypt, American sympathies instinctively side with Libya’s oppositional forces as they seek to overthrow the tyrant Qaddafi — and rightfully so. But where US foreign policy is concerned, prudence is in order. Share This

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Should We Intervene in Libya?

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online There are plenty of good arguments for imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. Without Libyan-government air strikes, the rebels might have a better chance of carving out permanent zones of resistance. Share This

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Our Schizoid Foreign Policy

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online Are we stupid abroad by accident or design? In the manner of a doctor, let us review the symptoms of our present foreign policy and then offer a diagnosis: Share This

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A New America in a New World Order

by Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online The year is quite young, and yet it has already seen a multitude of disturbing events and trends — unrest in Cairo and North Africa; nuclearization in Iran; a growing anti-American alliance among Turkey, Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria; the expansionary designs of a newly unabashed China with attendant …

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