After Russia warns the United States against military strikes in Syria, the president announces his intentions by tweeting, "Get ready Russia, because [missiles] will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"
The U.S., which remains mired in wars in the Greater Middle East, would do well to remember that today’s convenient friend is too often tomorrow’s sworn enemy.
Since the outbreak of mass protests in Iran, U.S. media have busied themselves with the question of not if we should “do something,” but what, exactly, that something should be.
In his speech on Afghanistan Monday night, the president was primarily attempting to manipulate American domestic politics.
Since the election, Congressional Democrats' silence on foreign policy questions has been deafening. It's time for them to chart a new course.
A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, done before the Iran deal was announced by President Obama, shows how out of touch most of the presidential candidates are on foreign policy public opinion.
According to a spokesman for his Da’wa Party (Islamic Call or Islamic Mission), Iraq’s prime minister-designate Haydar al-Abadi is preparing a platform on the basis of which he will see to form a new government; one of the planks is a joint Iraqi-international military push against the so-called Islamic State in Tikrit.
When the U.S. initially invaded Afghanistan, the terms “women’s rights” and “protection” were thrown around as justification for war. More than a decade later, it’s clear little has been done to promote women’s rights in Afghanistan, and the conditions created by military intervention have only worsened the prospects for equality.