Obama’s Anti-Freedom Legacy

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Many supporters of President Barack Obama disparage President George W. Bush’s legacy. The 9/11 attacks happened on his watch. Guantanamo Bay became symbolic at best of American hypocrisy, and at…
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Negotiate with the Islamic State?

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Call it the diplomatic delusion. Last June, I asked rhetorically who might be the first Western official or academic to suggest serious negotiation with the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh).…
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The Cancer on American Diplomacy

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Among the most entertaining characters brought to life in David Simon’s iconic HBO series The Wire was the long-suffering criminal defense attorney Maurice Levy, brilliantly portrayed by the actor Michael…
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The Ominous North Korea Precedent

At the Wall Street Journal, Aaron David Miller, who during the 1990s was one of Bill Clinton’s top negotiators for the “Middle East peace process,” offers an important warning about…
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A Diplomatic Blunder

Remember when Democrats–like, um, Senator Barack Obama–were castigating President George W. Bush for his supposed unilateralism and alienation of allies? Obama promised to do better but in many respects he’s…
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