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How the U.S. Should NOT Resolve the Ukrainian Crisis!


Perhaps in a mockery of former President George W. Bush’s now-infamous assessment of what he saw in Vladimir V. Putin’s eyes, Senator and then-presidential hopeful John McCain had this to say in a 2007 speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition: “I looked into Mr. Putin’s eyes and I saw three things––a K and a G and a B.” Read the rest of this entry

Kim Jong-un a Korean Tarkin?


Following the recent sixteen-day stand-off between congressional Republicans and Democrats over an appropriations resolution, it has become quite apparent that the Obama administration, once fully in control and intent on cementing its legacy of trailblazing liberalism, has instead lost its ability to respond with purpose as it seemingly lurches aimlessly from one mishandled crisis to the next.  Indeed, the way things are headed, history will not judge Mr. Obama’s second term kindly.  The President’s display of indecision regarding the Syrian conflict (which, by the way, remains unresolved––people are still dying by the thousands even as the media applauds U.N. Resolution 2118 authorizing the confiscation of Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons), along with his administration’s mismanagement of a $634 million effort to build a website for its signature policy achievement, Obamacare, have obscured his most recent foreign policy successes.  These include the start of negotiations with Iran, long an enemy of the U.S., and with Syria, whose repressive government has expressed an uncharacteristic eagerness to broker for peace since consenting to Resolution 2118. Read the rest of this entry

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