"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 comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran could help solve what President Barack Obama has called 'one of the leading security challenges of our time.'"
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."
"The Chinese have killed hundreds of thousands of Tibetans and inflicted upon them oppression that has been described as cultural genocide."
"The U.S. position is both strategic and moral malpractice."
"The very existence of the op-ed by Crocker, Luers, and Pickering is Exhibit "A" for the case against their own argument."
"Sequestration is a term only Washington could love. What it translates into are automatic budget cuts because politicians could not agree on how to make more sensible and bipartisan ones."
"There are suggestions that President Obama’s neglect of Iraq has been at least as harmful as was the interventionism of his predecessor, if not more so."
"If Afghans can’t achieve a peaceful resolution, they risk losing international support and aid and seeing their country devolve into an ethnic-based civil war."