The Paradox in Obama’s Foreign Policy

In the Wall Street Journal, AHS speaker Michael Singh assesses President Barack Obama's foreign policy assertions in his recent State of the Union address:

"We have also fallen short when it comes to deploying multiple elements of power in support of clear strategies and goals." 

   

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Protecting the Gains in Afghanistan

In the Wall Street Journal, AHS speaker Michael O'Hanlon considers whether Afghanistan is truly a forgotten cause:

"But measured against core standards, the mission is far from a failure. Two imperative goals have been preventing future extremist attacks against the West from Afghan soil and giving Afghans a solid stake in their future so they will not turn again to the Taliban or be vulnerable to a takeover." 

   

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Know Thy Enemy

In the American Interest, AHS speaker Jakub Grygiel discusses why the modern Western penchant for trusting in the equal rationality of all is strategic folly:

"The modern Western penchant for trusting in the equal rationality of all suggests otherwise. According to this conceit, there is no reason to plumb the nature of an enemy’s thinking because it is no different in essence from one’s own. But this is wrong."

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The Opportunity Obama Missed in the State of the Union

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker Kori Schake discusses why President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address showed that he is not that interested in governing:

"It was perversely fascinating to watch the man who condescendingly explained to the Republican congressional leadership in 2009 that “elections have consequences” sail with such imperious disdain through a speech wholly unconnected to the political realities of the legislative body to which he delivered this speech."

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Obama Makes Clear: No Foreign-Policy Recalibration Coming

In Commentary Magazine, AHS adviser Max Boot discusses President Obama's recent State of the Union address:

"Listening to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address, I was more struck by what was missing rather than by what was included."

   

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The Pundits Are Dead Wrong: SOTU Still Matters

In the National Interest, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano explains why the State of the Union address is as relevant as ever:

"This speech made history. No State of the Union address in the modern era makes the case more that America stands as strong and resilient as ever." 

   

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Where You Can Learn About the (True) State of the Union on National Security

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano suggests an alternate resource for serious analysis and sober assessment of the threats and opportunities awaiting our nation:

"If you want an accurate description of the state of our nation’s security, there is an information source that is remarkably free of political or ideological bias: the National Defense Panel (NDP)."

   

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