Freezing Arms Shipments to Lebanon

Freezing weapons shipments to Lebanon, which the Wall Street Journal disclosed yesterday, is the right thing for the Obama administration to do. As with so many of this administration’s foreign-policy…
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Syria and Smart Power

Viktor Kotsev, in Asia Times Online, has an excellent article on the economic factors in the Syrian unrest. Besides being hit hard by rising food prices, the Syrian people have…
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Turkey into the Breach

Someone else always wants the mantle of leadership disavowed by the self-effacing great power. In the case of the intervention in Libya, the NATO ally now showing the greatest energy…
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Traditional Diplomacy Blooming in Moscow

There’s been a revolving door swishing in Moscow this week as Middle Eastern delegations show up to consult with Russia’s leaders. Mahmoud Abbas, Binyamin Netanyahu, and Saudi foreign minister Saud…
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RE: The Morality of Military Force

Peter Wehner’s post on this posits, in effect, a form of moral reasoning for Obama’s odd public profile since the coalition attacks in Libya began on Saturday. The president’s apparent…
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Other People’s No-Fly Zones

It will be a great learning opportunity to observe what happens in the next few days. This week marks the first time a no-fly zone has been authorized without explicit…
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