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Category: Foreign Policy

Hell in a Small Place: The Saudi-U.S. War in Yemen

by Belén Fernández | Dec 1, 2015 | Foreign Policy, National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: Hugh Macleod / IRIN The travel warning for Yemen the U.S. State Department issued in April 2015 describes a “high security threat level . . . due to terrorist activities and civil unrest.” Citing continuing activity by organizations like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the warning specifies that the “U.S. government […]

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Gimme Shelter: Hatred of Refugees is an American Tradition

by Rick Perlstein | Nov 19, 2015 | Foreign Policy, Politics, Rickipedia

photo: Josh Zakary Republican governors and presidential candidates are tripping over each other to pronounce their horror at the prospect of accepting Syrian refugees, lest some terrorist slips through. Which is, of course, insane: what aspiring suicide bomber would submit himself to the 18-month to three-year vetting process it takes to get refugee status when a […]

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Bibi Back in Washington

by The Washington Spectator | Nov 9, 2015 | Foreign Policy, Politics

  On November 9, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu returns to Washington, this time to the White House at the invitation of Barack Obama. Netanyahu’s previous trip, in early March of this year, was a foreign policy coup for Speaker of the House John Boehner, who invited Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House––and an […]

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James Woods’s “Bengahzi” Spectacular

by Hannah Gais | Oct 23, 2015 | Blog, Foreign Policy, Politics

Conservative media may have taken yesterday’s utterly pointless Benghazi hearing and turned it into a nonsensical firestorm, but it was social media that turned it into an ode to stupidity. The spectacle was particularly apparent on Twitter. Last night, on the right side of Twitter’s homepage in its “trending topics” section for Washington, D.C., was the […]

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Back to the Dark Side: Dick Cheney’s Pax Americana

by Ambassador Joe Wilson (ret.) and Valerie Plame | Oct 22, 2015 | Books, Foreign Policy, Politics

  Exceptional, the new book from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, is not. It is nothing more than an unhinged rant that smacks of sedition. “The children need to know the truth about who we are, what we’ve done, and why it is uniquely America’s duty to be freedom’s defender,” the […]

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