Negotiators at the Syrian peace talks have reached a deadlock after tackling contentious political issues, including the possibility of a transitional government.
As bloodshed and nuclear menace mount in the Middle East, China and North Korea flex their military and nuclear muscles in Asia, and America retreats almost everywhere, how will history judge Barack Obama? Is he the wise Dwight D. Eisenhower who understood the limits of American power and used military might as an instrument of peace? Or is he the appeaser Neville Chamberlain, whose naiveté
accelerated Hitler’s rise
piece for FoxNews.com argues that neither analogy rings true.
But there are others whose choices more closely mirror Obama’s —
and they do not inspire optimism about where we are going. Read more
Also read Pletka’s latest piece on the
on Syria and the cold indifference of Team Obama.
She writes, “Look at the peace process. Better still, look away. You’ll only feel embarrassment at the Obama administration’s pretense that it could provide a solution for a war that has spiraled into an almost insoluble
catastrophe. Our charge is to remember the names of the people that couldn’t be bothered to help in Syria, not then, not now, not ever.”
A top US Department of the Treasury official urged companies to hold off on doing business with the heavily sanctioned Islamic Republic of Iran despite the interim nuclear deal.
century Iranian past, modern Azerbaijan’s embrace of secularism, and the country’s relative economic success as an independent country challenge Iran’
focuses on Tehran’s meddling in Azerbaijan, concluding that although
Iranian authorities h
ave sought to undermine and destabilize Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani government’s
strategy has been both restrained and effective. Keep up on the latest news coming out of Iran on the Critical Threats Project's
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In an interview with a German television station, Edward Snowden said the NSA is not solely preoccupied with national security, but also engages in industrial spying to advance US commercial interests.
In the wake of all the “leaks” by Edward Snowden of the NSA’s collection programs and the resulting debate
over those programs, one constantly hears from elected officials and the commentariat about the need to strike the right balance between privacy and security. More often than not, this is followed by a suggestion that since 9/11, our country has not struck this balance.
“Putting aside for the
moment that no one has come up with evidence that the NSA, in spite of all the powerful capabilities it has at hand, has done anything untoward, the common refrain is that we are only a
step away from the era of ‘Big Brother.’”
Snowden has become the Larry Flynt of the intelligence world
a shameless espionage pornographer. Except for one big difference: Most respectable publications would never publish pornography. In his latest