Archive for the ‘NATO’ Category

Iran and the Nuclear Weapons Club

Iran hedged its bets and lost. By turning a blind eye to this week’s violent assault on the British embassy, which had the distinct odor of spin, the regime plowed right over the edge of an already teetering tipping point. Outrage over the behavior of the international community and its endless war-drumming rhetoric and sanctions […]

US Response to Gaddafi’s Death Sets Bad Precedent

“We came, we saw, he died,” said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in one of the most flippant and least diplomatic comments heard in recent history. She, of course, was referring to the violent death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. She completely dismissed any calls for justice; there were no declarations by her or any […]

Today’s Take: Ten years after 9/11: Will we ever get beyond war?

It is often hard to gauge how a person will react during a crisis let alone one like September 11th. After such a destructive and devastating event, a person’s first instinct is to fight back hard and fast making whoever is in the way feel the agony. Punishment or revenge no matter who it affects […]

Will NATO Agree to Stabilize Afghanistan?

This year, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 60th birthday. President Obama will take his first European trip since the presidential campaign to meet NATO’s twenty-six members. While there, he’ll have to pinch every last pressure point to induce the other members to “step up to the plate” in Afghanistan. Read the full article […]

Hillary Clinton: Trying to Reset while on Overload

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s whirlwind trip to Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Belgium, Switzerland, and Turkey over the last seven days made one thing abundantly clear – American foreign policy is thankfully on reset. Current efforts to engage allies and others is way overdue. You could almost hear the sigh of relief from […]