Now it’s personal.
By upping the ante with his threat to isolate Russia with sanctions over Crimea, Barack Obama risks setting off a cycle of confrontation with Vladimir Putin.
And despite his reluctance to play Cold War-style chess with the Russian president, a degeneration into a new great power rivalry cannot be [...]
‘Does Barack Obama have a strategy? He is often criticized for being adrift.’
Well, yes he does. Victor Davis Hanson lays out that strategy in this article. But really it is very simple. It follows from the founding principles of modern liberalism. These ideas apply to individuals, groups and countries as follows:
The outcome for [...]
3. U.S.-China Tensions Continue to Grow: The rise of China is certainly a global story with worldwide ramifications. In 2014, look for China’s rise to take a new twist, sparking greater competitive tensions with the United States that are much more out in the open than in years past. From more incidents at sea like [...]
Find out how the Democratic party is increasingly dominated by Communist/Marxist ideology through the labor unions. The US is being transformed to a heavily fascist state: The illusion of free-market but with heavy state control over the use and disposal of property. There is substantial redistribution of wealth and centralized federal government control. The Book [...]
President Barack Obama has notified Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that his administration will soon start the partial and gradual easing of economic sanctions against Iran, debkafile reports exclusively from its Washington and Jerusalem sources. The reduction would apply to “non-significant” yet “substantial” sanctions, the message said.
Israel is the only American ally to receive [...]
With the world focused on the crisis in Syria and the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian détente, the fact that Egypt’s political situation is going from bad to worse has flown under the political radar. Much to the relief of the generals in Cairo — and likely also some members of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Middle [...]
With Republican leaders backing a military strike on Syria, it’s all but certain that Barack Obama will win the vote in Congress, says Raf Sanchez in Washington
In the topsy-turvy world of the US Congress nothing is certain until the votes are counted.
But today’s announcement that the Democratic and Republican leadership will support [...]
Many Americans cringed as Russia granted a year’s worth of asylum to Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the United States on felonies related to his theft and disclosure of classified materials about the National Security Agency. The diplomatic fallout is yet to be seen, but a summit between Barack Obama and [...]
This step coincided with US President Barack Obama’s early Saturday phone call to Saudi King Abdullah to discuss the Syrian crisis. They may have discussed a potential Russian or Syrian reprisal for the Israeli air strike.
In their rough, acerbic encounter at the Black Sea resort of Sochi on May 14, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu [...]
President Barack Obama has launched a drive for a U.S. alliance with the ruling Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, a leading analyst said.
Analyst Barry Rubin asserted that Obama has formed a U.S. strategic alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and other countries. Rubin, director of Israel’s Gloria Center, said Obama signaled his intention [...]