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Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Legacy: A More Unstable, Less Free World

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped herself in the mantle of President Barack Obama’s foreign and national security policies, expecting it to facilitate her rise to the presidency. However, the current global mess and her record as U.S. Senator, as the nation’s top diplomat, and her conduct while in office cast serious doubt on whether she deserves election to the nation’s highest office.

In Facing Jihad, a ‘Politically Correct War’ Is a Losing War

In the aftermath of Islamic terrorist (e.g., jihadists) attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump created a political and media firestorm by provocatively suggesting the U.S. is fighting a ‘politically correct’ war, and since jihadists ‘don’t care about their lives…so you have to take out their families.’

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The War on Radical Islam: America’s Next Steps to Confronting Jihad

The recent terrorist attack on innocents attending a Christmas Party at a county social services center in San Bernardino, California, is another chilling reminder of radical Islam’s long reach. This soft target terrorist attack in a Western-nation urban setting follows a similar attack plan in Paris, France a few weeks earlier.

Radical Islam in Mali and Greater Africa: The Threats Facing the West Today

The terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali (a former French colony) offers another grim reminder to those in the West of the wide and lethal reach of practitioners of radical Islamic extremism, notwithstanding recent claims to the contrary of U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Despite Major Victory in P5+1 Talks, Iran Has Long Road Ahead Towards Hegemony

U.S. President Barack Obama is trumpeting the recently announced interim nuclear framework agreement between Iran’s Shiite Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (United States, France, Great Britain, China, and Russia) plus Germany (P5+1) as a good deal that will make the world safer.

He should be mindful of Newton’s Third Law of Motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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Nearly Six Years After Obama’s Cairo Speech, Middle East in Total Disarray

The Arab world is rife with political turmoil and violence. The Sunni Muslim Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and other jihadi terrorists are continuing their savagery within its boundaries, and Iran’s theocratic terrorist rulers are still exporting and/or solidifying their brand of the Shiite Muslim Islamic Revolution to Arab countries and territories. And the Obama administration appears unable or unwilling to effectively deal with each emerging crisis there.