foreign policy

RPaul's No-War Foreign Policy Plan

Sen. Rand Paul and Isaac Applbaum, ForeignPolicy.com

The Peace Through Strength Plan: how no-nonsense negotiations can prevent a war with Iran.

Democratic Failure in the Czech Republic? The Communist Party Revives

Analysts disagree over whether President Zeman is merely pushing the outer bounds of constitutional interpretation or actually breaking the rules.  However, the public appears less concerned about the latter’s political maneuvers. Sound familiar to Americans?

Think Tank Hired Pro-Terrorist Castro Lover

Charles C. Johnson, Daily Caller

The influential Council on Foreign Relations employs a director who thanks convicted terrorist bombers in a book, wants restrictive gun laws, and has warm relations with the Castro regime.

 

It's Up to Congress Now: No to War in Syria!

The president has placed the decision whether to go to war where it belongs, with Congress.  Legislators should act on behalf of the American people, not the Obama administration.  And the right decision is to keep the U.S. at peace.

Does Rand Have a Ron Paul Problem?

Jamie Weinstein, Daily Caller

The former congressman’s recent actions do not seem to be helping a likely Rand presidential run.

Obama's Guantanamo-Yemen Problem

Jennifer Griffin, Fox News

In spite of the ongoing terror threat from Yemen, Obama says he doesn't plan to rethink his decision last May to lift a moratorium on releasing Guantanamo Bay prisoners back to that country.

A Foreign Policy for Hypocrites: Washington Should Just Shut Up

The great foreign policy illusion in Washington is that the U.S. government controls international events.  Will U.S. officials never learn? The answer apparently is no.  Just look at Egypt, where American policy combines equal parts hypocrisy and futility. Yet, the administration proclaims that it must continue to hand $1.55 billion annually to the generals in Cairo to preserve its influence.

Obama Should Seize Iranian Moment

Patrick J. Buchanan, Chronicles Magazine

O's legacy hopes lie in the Iranian inauguration of replacement Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, not in mid-East peace talks.

Cut Cairo’s Dole: It Hurts America and Egypt

Cato's Doug Bandow makes the case that no one in Egypt seems to be listening to Washington today. Egypt’s military is shooting demonstrators, setting political schedules, appointing civilians friendly to the military, and planning to rewrite the constitution. The Obama administration’s decision to ignore American law by continuing U.S. assistance, despite the military coup, is making the situation in Egypt worse.

Paul: US Isn't World's Policeman

Hadas Gold, Politico

Rand Paul blasted Obama at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention for fighting to a “stalemate” in Syria.

Obama Gives Tanks to Terrorists

The Right Scoop Staff

Obama sent 71 additional armored tanks to Hezbollah even though the US lists it as a terrorist organization.

House GOP Bill Cuts Foreign, UN Aid

Eric Wasson, The Hill

The bill bans funding for the UN Arms Trade Treaty, which is opposed by the NRA, and limits aid to Egypt. 

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.

Bolton's Principle-Free Egypt Policy

Jim Meyers and John Bachman, Newsmax

Former U.N. Amb. John Bolton endorses Obama's law breaking by wanting it both ways on aid to Egypt.

America: The Democracy Hypocrites

Patrick J. Buchanan, Antiwar.com

“Whether or not our interests have been advanced, our ideals seem to have been wounded.”

MSMedia Ignores Egypt’s Arab Spring

John Hayward, Human Events

The protest against Obama-backed Muslim Brotherhood Egypt regime is one of history's largest.

McCain And Neo-Cons Get Their War In Syria

How do we know the next Syrian government won’t be just as bad or worse than Bashar al-Assad? The answer of course is that we don’t know, and the only way to have any hope of preventing such an outcome will be to engage in a massive “nation building” effort better than the haphazard failures we conducted in Iraq and are now conducting in Afghanistan. It is time for conservatives and libertarians to join forces – and welcome those liberals who have the spine to oppose the President they backed – to demand the U.S. stay out of the Syrian civil war.

Big Difference Between Rubio & Paul

Aaron Blake, The Washington Post

Recent speeches to the same group highlighted a foreign policy gulf existing between the two.