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Category: Foreign Policy

Why Is Failed Iraq Neocon Dan Senor Dictating Romney’s Foreign Policy?

by Wayne Barrett | Oct 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

The explanation for Mitt Romney’s Middle East madness is hiding in plain sight. Dan Senor has become Romney’s “lead” advisor on the region, matching one blank slate with another. Senor’s only real foreign policy experience is his 15 months in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 as “senior adviser” to Paul Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the […]

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Senor 2.0 and PNAC 2.0

by WS Editors | Oct 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

By the time Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the Project for a New American Century’s brand was a liability. The neocon organization had promoted the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2006, with both wars up and running, PNAC founder William Kristol left it to his deputy director Ellen Bork to turn off the […]

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The Fissures in Modern Iraq

by Deborah Horan | Jul 1, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Suicide bombings have dominated recent news reports from Iraq, but reporters have paid less attention to explosive political and sectarian forces that threaten to tear the country apart. Since the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq in December, rival members of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s governing coalition have been maneuvering to replace him. Removing a […]

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The Center Cannot Hold

by WS Editors | Jul 1, 2012 | Foreign Policy

Former diplomat Peter Galbraith might have compromised his integrity by investing in oil ventures in Kurdistan and writing about Iraq without revealing that he was advising the Kurds at the same time. He was prescient, however, in The New York Review of Books in 2004. He wrote: In my view, Iraq is not salvageable as […]

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Romney’s Anti-Muslim Arab

by WS Editors | Jul 1, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Walid Phares is an odd member of Romney’s foreign policy team. The Lebanese-born Christian teaches at the National Defense University. During the 1970s and ’80s, Phares was the leader of a Christian militia in Lebanon. He founded a small Christian political party (according to the Institute for Policy Studies’ Right Web blog) and subsequently threw […]

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