Free-Trade Agreements: Economic Lifter Or Middle Class Destroyer?

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Should Sovereign Nations Continue To Find Ways Of Promoting Trade Agreements That Increase Global Competition And Threaten The Stability Of Established Industries?

Lindsey Graham Is Why The GOP Can’t Have Nice Things

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The South Carolina Senator’s recent denunciation of the word “the” shows why policy formation can be so hard in today’s Republican Party.

Time Has Come to Fix U.S.-Iran Policy

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When something is obviously broken, you fix it…Right?

Malignant Neglect—Foreign Policy In The Middle East

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Perpetuating the status quo in the Middle East serves no one’s interests, except the groups that thrive on instability. The cost of not directly dealing with this situation is surpassing the cost of directly doing so.

The Return Of George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy

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The American people may think that George W. Bush’s presidency was a disaster, but the Republican Party is still committed to his foreign policy vision.

Obama’s ISIS Strategy Is Working

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President Obama has taken a lot of criticism over the rise of ISIS this year, but in actuality the group is falling apart.

US Must Not Miss Another Chance to Mend Fences With Iran

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Washington and Tehran’s interests have overlapped ever since 9/11. Why are they still struggling to patch things up?

Do Americans Want War Or Peace?

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It’s hard to tell what type of foreign policy American voters actually want. In fact they might not care that much about the rest of the world at all.

What Is The Republican Agenda?

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The Republicans might take over both houses of Congress, but we still don’t know what they plan to do.

Hillary The Hawk?

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Hillary Clinton recently outlined sharp differences between the Obama Administration’s approach to foreign policy and what her own might look like.

The Limits Of American Power

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The current chaos in Iraq shows how limited American military power can be at times, and how big of a mistake the war really was.

Fifteen Years Is Long Enough

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If the US can’t accomplish its goal in Afghanistan by 2016, we probably won’t ever be able to accomplish them.

Four Other Presidents Who Weren’t Able To ‘Combat Russian Aggression’

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The Kremlin’s hardline foreign policy is not a problem unique to Barack Obama.

What’s So Wrong With Patriotic Versions of History?

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What happens when we start revising history to make ourselves more comfortable? Jim Rigby offers a warning.

The Media’s Unbelievably Shallow Coverage of Syria

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The media’ coverage of the crisis over Syria reveals a shallow search for unimportant gaffes at the expense of an actual discussion of the situation at hand.

Questioning Culture: American Empire

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Maintaining American Empire requires three fundamental elements. Which are you participating in?