Tag Archives: foreign-policy

The Case for a Neutral America

While this is hardly a case you’d expect to be made here at Coming Anarchy, I’ve come to believe an eventual move to complete neutrality would not only be in America’s best interests, but that the US is particularly well … Continue reading

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The Grope that Ended a Dynasty

Charlie Wilson, the quiet Congressional backer of the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan during the Soviet War who recently passed away, is known primarily for his work in Afghanistan, popularized through the recent film Charlie Wilson’s War. What is not well known … Continue reading

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Obama as Carter

I’ve wrote several times here that Obama’s foreign policy scares me, and Robert D. Kaplan said something along the same lines on several occasions. And as a safe Democratic state votes for a Republican in the election to replace the … Continue reading

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Complete Video of Obama’s Cairo Speech

Provided by the White House.

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Only Nixon could go to China: Reconsidering “Why Obama Foreign Policy Scares Me”

A rough draft of this post was accidentally published before it was final. Sorry for the confusion. Since Obama took office, he has taken a very different policy standpoint on four major countries that have poor relations with the US … Continue reading

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No More ‘Global War on Terrorism’?

Both Chirol and Eddie wrote several years ago that the US should declare victory in the war on terrorism and move on. Britain ultimately took this policy choice and dropped the “bumper sticker” policy slogan. The U.S. under G.W. Bush … Continue reading

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DPJ Cognitive Dissonance

Following on this post of last month, I’ll give JPY500 to anyone who can tell me what this recent statement by the Yukio Hatoyama, Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan, means: We want to move away from U.S. … Continue reading

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The Post-Nuclear Iran World

The increasing likelihood that Iran will successfully acquire a nuclear weapon cannot be avoided. While this author does not predict with certainty that it will happen, nor believe the US and EU shouldn’t do everything in its power to stop … Continue reading

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US Persian Policy Realigned

The past six months have made us think that the foreign policy action in 2009 will be seen along the Russia-Georgia border, in Gaza, or off the coast of Somalia. Yet it is Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan where we should … Continue reading

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Obama, Tested?

Prior to Obama being elected, I wrote that his foreign policy “scares me,” referring specifically to North Korea. Vice presidential candidate Biden said that Obama would be “tested” in his first year in office. Kaplan wrote that, if elected, Obama … Continue reading

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