Obama’s Moral Lapse in Vietnam

Vietnam
Once again, President Barack Obama has forged a “new way forward” with a former Cold War adversary. In the process of “unshackling” his fellow countrymen from the past, the president…
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Opening Vietnam, Again

Vietnam
Having visited Vietnam a couple of times in the last four years, most recently in March, I fully approve of the steps that President Obama is taking to build on…
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Leave Warfighting to the Pros

War crimes
Israeli politics has been shaken by the case of Corporal Elor Azariah, an army medic who was videotaped calmly shooting a Palestinian who was lying wounded and helpless on the…
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Stumbling Again Toward Saigon

Vietnam
This weekend, President Obama is visiting Vietnam. This should serve as a timely opportunity to contemplate the disturbing tendency of the United States to leave its allies in the lurch.…
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EU’s Economic Hold over Israel Wanes

European Union
The deputy prime minister of Vietnam visited Israel on Wednesday, prompting Jerusalem Post reporter Herb Keinon to delve into some fascinating trade statistics. Bilateral trade between Israel and Vietnam totaled…
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End of the Pax Americana?

Greatest threat to national security
I was struck by a quotation from a retired Vietnamese general in this New York Times article about the rapid warming of relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. “Among all…
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Lessons for ISIS from the Khmer Rouge

Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge ravaged Cambodia, killing between one and two million people before its murderous regime was ousted by a Vietnamese invasion. While Cambodia is far…
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America: the Popular Hegemon

There’s a lot to chew over in the new international survey from the Pew Global Attitudes Project. The headline on Pew’s own website leads with international opposition to U.S. surveillance…
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