Tagged: Foreign Policy
In Address to Congress, President Obama returned to his perceived strong suit to discuss how the United States must operate from a position of strength.
Obama knew that many people who voted for him in 2008 did so based on his commitment to end the war in Iraq, so highlighting that made perfect sense. But he was way wrong in claiming that the war in Iraq has made the United States "more respected around the world."
The United States is not heading toward a soft landing, according to a grim account of U.S. foreign policy follies.
Gingrich's willingness to outsource U.S. military policy to Tel Aviv is even more mind-boggling than Romney's deference on diplomacy.
The Obama administration looks particularly bad, having spent so much diplomatic energy throughout the Arab Spring pledging to realign U.S. interests in the Middle East with American values of freedom, justice, and dignity.
The words of IPS fellow Phyllis Bennis following the attacks of September 11th still resonate today, as we examine not only the attacks from al-Qaeda, but the decision by the U.S. to attack Afghanistan less than a month later.
Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Barack Obama has adopted the Kennedy practice to guard himself from political defeat by trying to look tough in the pursuit of war.
Join us for this film that gives a rare look at continued U.S. culpability in the devastation in the DR Congo.
President Obama has the chance to completely retool U.S. policy in the Middle East in the context of the Arab Spring - but it doesn't look likely that he will.
Phyllis Bennis: Message sent to Arab world was unilateral power, not justice.