"The make-up of the new Congress might make it easier for President Obama to tack toward a more responsible foreign and defense policy, but that’s not likely to happen."
In CNN Opinion, AHS speaker Daniel Blumenthal explains how China's propaganda system is working hard to belittle President Barack Obama:
"The reality is that China is trying to define Obama as a weak leader, and by extension, the United States as a weakening country. But structurally, the U.S. is far stronger than many assume."
"It is easy to forget an era in the recent past when the foreign policy surprises were positive. How the impossible became the inevitable should remind us of history’s ability to surprise, and of liberty’s enduring appeal."
"In lieu of another round of incremental reforms at the WHO and another appeal for budget increases, it is time to try something else. We need a new organization within the international health system to prevent, detect and verify outbreaks—and respond rapidly to them."
"The onslaught of cyber-espionage against U.S. firms and defense contractors, intelligence community reforms – including the National Security Agency – and a deal with Iran that bypasses Congress will all require robust oversight and action."
"Obama called it a “national security” mission — a clear misuse of the term. Americans should be wary of Washington’s growing tendency to make every project a priority simply by appending “security” to the issue."
"As crisis after crisis emerges around the world, polls here at home show that national security issues are on the minds of voters heading to the ballot box next month. Foreign policy has skyrocketed to the top of the list of issues for voters in recent polls."