Archive for the 'Foreign Policy' Category

Iran Tests New Missile

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Iran, National Security

Looks like Iran decided to remind us why we don’t want that nation getting nuclear weaponry: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran test-fired a new advanced missile Wednesday with a range of about 1,200 miles, far enough to strike Israel, southeastern Europe and U.S. bases in the Middle East. Experts believe Iran is still six to […]

May 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Blaming National Security Conservatives for Republican Problems

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism, Foreign Policy, National Security, News, Republicans

Usually, when people debate why the conservative movement has hit hard times, they argue about whether Republicans are fiscally conservative enough or whether they are too focused on social issues. Rarely does the third tent pole of modern conservativism get mentioned: the national security conservatives. But that’s the exact group to blame argues Daniel Larison […]

May 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Quote Of The Day – Unreliable Sources

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, Foreign Policy, Hillary, Quotes

“I don’t consider him a particularly reliable source of information.” – Hillary Clinton on Dick Cheney Washington Post has more on the “Return of Hillary Clinton“ It wasn’t the most stirring defense, but a defense it was, and it served as a reminder of Clinton’s relatively low-profile in the first months of her tenure. To […]

April 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Could Obama Have Performed Better in Latin America?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, United States, Venezuela

Barack Obama’s handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has managed to upset more than a few observers. Of course, the negative reaction from the right has been so predictable and overblown, there’s been little room for a more reasonable critique of Obama’s performance in Latin America. Thankfully, Eugene Robinson, writing for the Washington Post has […]

April 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Egyptians to Israel: 30 years without bloodshed is SO overrated!

By Darren Garnick | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Israel, National Security, News

(Egypt’s 1973 October War Panorama Museum — NY Times photo) One of my biggest regrets during my post-college backpacking jaunt through Cairo was that the October 1973 War Panorama Museum was closed. Like a kid stretching his neck over the fence at a shut-down amusement park, I stared through the iron grates at a sculpture […]

April 10th, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

The North Korea Problem

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, North Korea

Fred Kaplan has an excellent article in Slate detailing why North Korea is so hard to deal with and how Obama should proceed after the recent missile launch. Over the last few decades, our policies towards North Korea have seemed to be all talk and no action. We’ve all but wagged our finger off. Kaplan […]

April 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day – Richard Perle Redux

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Foreign Policy, History, Partisan Hacks, Quotes

“There is no such thing as a neoconservative foreign policy.” – Richard Perle talking to a gathering sponsored by National Interest magazine. WTF?! Dana Milbank digs through this nonsense… So what about the 1996 report he co-authored that is widely seen as the cornerstone of neoconservative foreign policy? “My name was on it because I […]

February 20th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

North Korea Rattles Sabers

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, North Korea

Well, Joe Biden did warn us that our adversaries would challenge Barack Obama if he was elected. Looks like North Korea is doing just that. In a statement released today, the government in Pyongyang said the North is prepared for war against the South and would consider retaliating if the U.S. and South Korea go […]

February 19th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Clinton Cautions North Korea Not to Launch Missile

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, North Korea

The Obama Administration may be trying out a kinder, gentler style of foreign policy, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has already put North Korea on notice: test a long-range missile and they can forget about a better relation with the U.S. While in Japan, Clinton responded to North Korea’s assertion the nation has a […]

February 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Hillary Blazes Trails As She Becomes Secretary of State

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Billary, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Obama Appointments

When the important matters of our day are all but forgotten, I think the Clintons will still be remembered, if not accurately, then at least as meaningful figures of their time. Inside that couple is a Shakespearean play. Too bad all we have so far is Primary Colors. As you all know, today marked Hillary […]

February 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »