Obama does not accept war for what it is

In the Washington Post, AHS adviser Eliot Cohen explains why the Obama administration simply cannot accept that war is war:

"War is war. We may wish that it could be waged like an 18th-century duel, with exquisite protocols and rules, and scrupulously circumscribed uses of violence, but it stubbornly remains what it became in the 19th and 20th centuries: a ferocious struggle among nations."


Putin’s Treaty Problem

On the Center for Strategic and International Studies website, AHS speaker Thomas Karako reflects on Russia’s international law treaty violations:

"Russia is obligated to honor its international agreements. The now-acknowledged INF violations, however, are the latest in Russia’s long pattern of dishonoring treaties."


Obama needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game

In the Los Angeles Times, AHS adviser Max Boot reveals that the president is golfing while his foreign policy is burning:

"Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally." 



Why is Obama’s Foreign Policy So Unpopular?

In Ricochet, AHS speaker Colin Dueck explains why the public support of President Obama’s foreign policy has reached new lows:

“The White House isn’t only suffering from coincidentally bad news overseas. Rather, Obama’s foreign policy choices and decisions from the very start helped plant the seeds for numerous international challenges, and while he got away with it through 2012, the consequences are now coming back to haunt him – not just abroad, but politically at home.”


Reassurance and Resolve in East Asia

In Project Syndicate, AHS speaker and Brookings institution fellow Michael O'Hanlon argues for a more balanced US strategy in China:

"As territorial frictions involving China and many of its neighbors persist in the East and South China Seas, the United States needs a clearer regional strategy."



Could Shooting Down Two More Planes Change the Game in Ukraine?

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker and Duke University faculty adviser Peter Feaver discusses the White House's mismanagement of the crisis in Ukraine:

"The shoot-down of MH17 was a potential game-changer, but so far President Obama has responded with an abundance of caution, and our European allies have been even more restrained."



10 Ways the U.S. Should Respond to Russia’s Role in Plane Crash

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano discusses the "act of barbarism" that took 298 lives on a Malaysian Airlines flight:

"Moscow must be held to account for its role in this atrocity, which further underscores that the Russian reset is dead, as well as for its actions on the ground in Ukraine."



Time for an Anwar Sadat moment in the Middle East

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Michael Rubin explains how history could be a guide to solving the conflict between Hamas and Israel:

"If to a hammer, everything looks like a nail, then to the State Department, every crisis looks like an opportunity for a diplomatic process. Sometimes, however, doing nothing can be the best strategy."



A Nuclear Deal with Iran: The Proliferation Challenge

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig discusses the risks of nuclear proliferation:

"A comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran could help solve what President Barack Obama has called 'one of the leading security challenges of our time.'"




The Shi'ites of the Middle East: An Iranian fifth column?

AHS speaker and AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin has co-authored a booklet highlighting the diversity of Shi’ite communities in the Middle East and efforts by each to resist Iranian political and religious domination:

"As sectarian violence rages in Iraq and Syria and simmers across the broader region, the role of the Middle East’s diverse Shi’ite communities has become increasingly important for regional stability."