International Affairs

The Perils of International Idealism

American foreign policy could use a does of hard-nosed realism. by Bruce S. Thornton // Defining Ideas  United States foreign policy has been defined lately by serial failures. Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and appears to be preparing a reprise in eastern Ukraine, and possibly in the Baltic states. Syrian strongman Bashar al Assad is …

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Ukraine and Our Useless Outrage

The history of Obama’s foreign-policy posturing bodes ill for the future of Ukraine. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Don’t step over the line and re-militarize the Rhineland. Absorbing Austria would cross a red line. Breaking up Czechoslovakia is unacceptable. Get out of Poland by the announced deadline. The rest was history. Don’t dare …

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Goodbye Syria, On to Iran!

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media  To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, this is the way Syria ends: Not with a bang, but a whimper. We are back where we started — lots of people dying — as the crisis recedes with a high five and a sigh, rather than with America blowing some stuff up. Share …

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Count Me Out on Syria

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media There are good reasons to go into Syria, but far better ones to stay out [1]. Share This

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Obama Administration’s War on Persecuted Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim Investigative Project on Terrorism The Obama administration’s support for its Islamist allies means lack of US support for their enemies, or, more properly identified, victims — the Christian and other non-Muslim minorities of the Muslim world. Consider the many recent proofs: Share This

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Our Ten-Trillion-Dollar Man

by Victor Davis Hanson PJ Media Borrowing Is No Longer Stimulus? The Congressional Budget Office not long ago forecast that Barack Obama’s $1 trillion-plus annual deficits — scheduled over the next decade — would result in almost another $10 trillion in aggregate debt. Share This

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Why America Must Defend South Korea

by Victor Davis Hanson Ricochet.com The Cold War is over.  Why on earth should we expend American blood and treasure to defend South Korea? George Washington warned us about this kind of entanglement. Why should we expend American blood and treasure to defend South Korea? (Ricochet member Kenneth) Share This

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