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One reason that Barack Obama is slumping in the polls is that Republicans have successfully painted him as weak on foreign policy. Yet, during his tenure so far, Obama has used air power to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, surged American forces i

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http://fff.org, by Jacob G. Hornberger

The great Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises pointed out that one government intervention inevitably produces a crisis, which then causes government officials to enact a new intervention to address the crisis.

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Though reasonable analyses of the factors behind that collapse exist, an investigation of why U.S. efforts to create a viable Iraqi army (and, by extension, viable security forces in Afghanistan) cratered so badly are lacking. To understand what real

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The SCO was founded in 2001, ostensibly to collectively oppose extremism and enhance border security. But its real reason for being is larger. Putin sees it in a broad context, as a counterweight to NATO (a position that the SCO doesn't deny, by the

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mid a backlash against political Islam across the region Erdogan is still irritating his Arab neighbors by offering himself as a Sunni Islamist champion. The world, meanwhile, is transfixed by the desperate siege of Kobani, the Syrian Kurdish tow

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This most recent episode of violence is the most serious intimidation suffered by Christians in al-Qusiya at the hands of the Zaawila clan. So far, at least twenty complaints lodged by Christians have been met with apparent indifference on the part o

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paulcraigroberts.org

Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's speech to the United Nations. Lavrov's speech, together with President Putin's remarks in his Serbian press conference....

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washingtontimes.com

Wesley K. Clark, a retired U.S. Army general and former NATO supreme allied commander, has sallied forth with wildly naive or misplaced views about the United States and China in his new book, "Don't Wait for the Next War:

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mikopeled.com

I was thrilled to hear that the Swedish and then the British parliaments voted to recognize Palestine, or rather the State of Palestine. I think that this is a joyous day for all peace and freedom loving people.

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Barack Obama's central dilemma last week, when he tried to sell a new war to the American public on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, was to speak convincingly about the wisdom and effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy over the last dec

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fff.org

When President Obama and his army began their bombing campaign against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, they cited as their justification the Islamic State's (aka ISIS) beheading of a private American citizen.

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The bottom line is there is no immediate action that will make ISIS disappear, even if U.S. airstrikes manage to get the right target somewhere and take out an APC or a truckload of guys with RPGs or whatever. You can't destroy an ideology — or

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