What Obama and a GOP Congress Can Do on Foreign Policy

In the Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano discusses why the major flaws of American foreign policy arise from the White House:

"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."

   

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5 Ways Obama Can Push Back in Asia

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."

   

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What the Fall of the Berlin Wall Can Teach Us Today

In the American-Statesman, AHS speaker William Inboden reminds us that it had once seemed impossible that the wall would ever disappear:

"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."

 

 

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The U.N. Agency That Bungled Ebola

In the Wall Street Journal, AHS advisor Brian Hook explains why handling epidemics isn’t the World Health Organization’s forte—unless fighting against sugary drinks counts:

"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."

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Five National Security Priorities for Congress

In U.S. News & World Report, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen explains why the fundamental dynamics in Washington are unlikely to change:

"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."

   

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Sending U.S. military to West Africa isn't 'national security' mission

In Online Athens, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano explains why Obama dispatched U.S. military units to help combat an Ebola outbreak in West Africa for the wrong reasons:

"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."

   

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Voters Get Hawkish

In US News and World Report, former University of Texas chapter officer Rachel Hoff discusses why the Islamic State group's rise has prompted concern among voters:

"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."

   

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