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Weak and Frail, Hillary Clinton is Not Fit for World Challenges

When Hillary Clinton attended her first major White House meeting on Russia in February 2009, the new secretary of state insisted that she wanted to play a leading role in President Barack Obama’s effort to “reset” U.S. relations with Moscow. But while Clinton became implementer-in-chief for one of Obama’s signature first-term initiatives, she was consistently

After 8 Years of Obama, Time to Reset the U.S.-Israel Alliance

Ari Lieberman, The key steps the next president must take to undo nearly a decade of damage to U.S.-Israel relations. It is no secret that the U.S.-Israel alliance has been under a severe strain for the last eight years, principally due to the non-friendly and often hostile positions of the Obama administration. The United States

Trump’s Foreign Policy Will Be Proven Right

George David Banks, Many of Donald Trump’s comments on foreign relations have left experts and former policymakers scratching their heads, and, in some cases, hostile to his candidacy for president. Case in point are the 50 former foreign policy officials from Republican administrations who last month announced they wouldn’t vote for Trump because he has

North Korea and the Delusions of International Diplomacy

Bruce Thornton, The high cost of clinging to our superstitions and myths about our superior knowledge. Last week North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, this one a 10-kiloton, miniaturized warhead that can be put on a missile. If North Korean claims are true, this successful test, along with the 20 long-range missile tests conducted

Benjamin Netanyahu and the ‘Otherwise Enlightened’

Caroline Glick,  Someone finally calls out the international community’s “no Jews” policy for “Palestine.” Sometimes, nothing is more infuriating than the truth. On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu infuriated the Obama administration when he told the truth about the nature of the internationally supported Palestinian demand that Israel must transfer control over Judea, Samaria and

Rubio demands documents from Obama proving Iran money was not ‘ransom’

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is accusing the Obama administration of trying to “deceive” Congress and the American people about roughly $1.7 billion in payments to Iran — suggesting at least some of the money was a “ransom” for American hostages and demanding official documents for the related transactions. “Each day brings new revelations about your administration’s

Hillary is trigger-happy. Her tenure has brought us only war, destruction and death

Trump, speaking on Friday at the conservative Value Voters summit in Washington, painted Clinton as a “massive failure” while she was America’s top diplomat from 2009 to early 2013, blaming her for the current turmoil in the Middle East. “The problem is, Hillary Clinton is trigger-happy. Her tenure has brought us only war, destruction and

Eric Trump says Clinton’s policies ‘destroyed the Middle East’

Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, accused Hillary Clinton Wednesday of destabilizing the Middle East while secretary of state.  “Her foreign policy destroyed the Middle East,” Trump told Fox News’ “Hannity.” “It destabilized every single one of those nations.”  Trump was reacting to a televised national security forum where Clinton and Donald

The ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ of World Leaders

D.W. Wilber, Most people can remember the late funny man Rodney Dangerfield’s stand-up comedy routines, as he stood on stage and adjusted his necktie, and then complained repeatedly about “getting no respect”.  He had the ability to make us laugh heartily at his comedic talents and self-deprecating humor.  His stand-up routine was a funny act

Obama, Putin meet on sidelines of G20, vow to keep working toward Syria deal

A “candid, blunt” meeting between President Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin failed to yield a deal to end bloodshed between U.S.-backed rebels in Syria and the country’s Russian-aligned regime, though the sides vowed to continue negotiations as the G20 summit in China came to a close. Obama and Putin attended the economic summit as

President Obama, what on God’s green earth is our policy in Syria?

Sen. Rand Paul, This is a serious matter. It should require serious people making real plans with metrics for victory and an end strategy in sight.  That is clearly not the case right now. We are seeing reports that U.S. arms are fighting U.S. arms. Turkey has rolled U.S.-made M60 tanks into Syria to attack U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds. These Kurds have our

Trump’s Not Yet President, But Nieto Is Saying, ‘Si Se Puede’

Ilana Mercer, FOLLOWING Donald J. Trump’s sublime immigration address, critics—essentially all Big, Crooked Media—charged that Trump’s Arizona speech represented a sharp departure from the tone he took earlier that day, with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. A reversal, if you will. Nonsense. With President Nieto, Donald Trump was at once patriotic, forceful and diplomatic. In