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    Obama Is Not a Realist
    Mar10

    Obama Is Not a Realist

    A man waits for the arrival of President Obama in Nairobi, Kenya. Noor Khamis / ReutersTeaching U.S. foreign policy at Stanford, I had been waiting for a piece like “The Obama Doctrine” for seven long years. Missing among reams of adulation and vituperation directed at the president was an intimate, yet dispassionate look like Jeffrey...

    One President’s Stand Against the Washington Herd
    Mar10

    One President’s Stand Against the Washington Herd

    Reuters / Pete Souza / White HouseIn October 2007, Senator Barack Obama, then a struggling Democratic presidential candidate, stood before a few hundred students at DePaul University in Chicago and delivered a speech that few in the foreign-policy world noticed. Five years after his famous statement against the disastrous Iraq invasion, Obama...

    Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs betray youths fighting for democracy
    Mar10

    Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs betray youths fighting for democracy

    Corruption in Ukraine is the cancer that is slowly eating away at the rotting flesh of its dying democracy. In spite of the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the Maidan Revolution a decade later, when hundreds died and thousands more were wounded trying to change the political system, the oligarchs … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukrainians Call for Action, Not Words to End Corruption
    Mar10

    Ukrainians Call for Action, Not Words to End Corruption

    Ukraine’s war drags on and the country continues to suffer the worst crisis of its post-Soviet era – one that many Ukrainians say is owed to corruption that made them vulnerable to Russian aggression. Two years after the Maidan Revolution sought to end corruption, many Ukrainians say they see improvements – but they also say the leadership...

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’
    Mar10

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’

    Two hundred years after the “Great Game” for domination of Central Asia began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813, Washington is maneuvering to increase its military presence on Russia’s underbelly, this time through a “counterterrorism partnership” with Tajikistan and its neighbors. Last month, the Pentagon...

    Obama, Seen as Reluctant Warrior, Addresses Limits of US Power
    Mar10

    Obama, Seen as Reluctant Warrior, Addresses Limits of US Power

    With less than a year left in his White House tenure, U.S. President Barack Obama says he has reached an overriding conclusion that the United States can be a force for good in world affairs, but by no means can it or should it try to control every uprising that does not threaten its national security. In a wide-ranging discourse about his...

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’
    Mar10

    Taking Aim at Russia’s ‘Underbelly’

    Two hundred years after the “Great Game” for domination of Central Asia began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813, Washington is maneuvering to increase its military presence on Russia’s underbelly, this time through a “counterterrorism partnership” with Tajikistan and its neighbors. Last month, the Pentagon...

    An Avoidable Catastrophe
    Mar10

    An Avoidable Catastrophe

    SKOPJE, MACEDONIA—It was during another Greek seaside vacation that I came face-to-face with the problem. From the lounging sunbathers, laughing, splashing children, and half-depleted cups of freddo cappuccino, you would never know that a full-blown migration crisis was on, and not very far down the road. Plying the rows of lined umbrellas were...

    White House releases details on Canada-U.S. security issues
    Mar10

    White House releases details on Canada-U.S. security issues

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington to meet with President Barack Obama. The White House has released details on a number of topics outlining the relationship between the two countries. Here are excerpts of that, focusing on security: Defense and National Security The United States and Canada are indispensable allies in the defense of...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: EU Extends Sanctions Against Moscow Amid Calls To Free Ukrainian Pilot
    Mar10

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: EU Extends Sanctions Against Moscow Amid Calls To Free Ukrainian Pilot

    Perhaps taking a cue from the U.S., the European Union decided Thursday to extend its sanctions against individuals and companies over Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and ensuing war in eastern Ukraine for another six months. …read more Source: International Business...