Foreign Policy

Remembering 9/11: defeating and destroying Iran

By |September 13th, 2015|

On this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil by jihadi forces, it is right that we honor our war dead and commit ourselves to defeating those primarily responsible, including the government of […]

Reject the Iran deal, Sen. Bennet

By |August 20th, 2015|


(By Eric Weissmann, ’76 Contributor) Three weeks after the Iran deal, officially the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), was announced, New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D) spoke out strongly against it, urging: “We should go back and try to get a better deal.” […]

How China’s past influences China’s stock market today

By |August 18th, 2015|

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) Before the most recent midsummer stock market turmoil in China, stock trading among Chinese investors had reached a fanatic pace. China has 90 million retail investors and almost all of […]

Think again: Trump, Obama and evidence-free politics

By |August 13th, 2015|

Last week during the most-watched primary debate in history, a U.S. senator fired a cogently argued objection at his party’s leader, drawing a contemptuous and insulting personal attack.

No, it wasn’t Sen. Rand Paul, who chastised […]

Kerry faces a tough sell on foreign policy blunders

By |August 1st, 2015|

(By Kelly Sloan, <em>’76</em> Contributor) John Kerry spends an awful lot of time these days trying to sell the Obama administration’s latest foreign policy mistakes — the restoration of normal ties with communist Cuba and […]

Spinning White House yarns and Iranian nukes

By |July 18th, 2015|

(By Melanie Sturm, ’76 Contributor) Unable to ignore millions of cancellation letters and a rare presidential apology, fact-checkers at PolitiFact and the Washington Post designated “If you like your health care plan, you can keep […]

Iran deal dangerous and disconnected from reality

By |July 18th, 2015|

(By John Guandolo, ’76 Contributor) The “Joint Comprehensive Plan”(JCP) – also known as the “Iran Deal” among many – is dangerous for America’s security and demonstrates a true disconnect from reality by those who work […]

Can we focus for a moment on the real threats at hand?

By |June 13th, 2015|

Let’s take a quick stock of the world scene, shall we?

ISIS continues to ravage the cradle of humanity, taking and ransacking ancient cities, reversing the gains we fought for in Iraq and seemingly growing as […]

Islamic State authorization for military force scrambles Washington

By |March 14th, 2015|

Barack Obama’s request for a formal Congressional authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State has produced the most amazing responses. Everyone seems to be switching sides and one cannot tell the players without a scorecard.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain went from earlier introducing a new War Powers Act requiring the president consult with Congress if he plans military action lasting more than seven days to saying, “To restrain [the president] in our authorization of him taking military action, I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders in chief.” Ranking Foreign Relations Democrat Robert Menendez went from introducing a more restrictive AUMF in December to supporting the president’s broader authority now. […]

I witnessed a speech that may change history

By |March 14th, 2015|

“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare penned, and last week I was fortunate to behold a performance for the ages, one that moved its standing-room-only audience.

Sitting in the gallery above a joint session of Congress and feeling history’s weight at our civilization’s fateful crossroads, I watched Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu enter the House chamber to thunderous bipartisan applause before delivering a gracious, credible and consequential speech. […]