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Newt Brings Real Approach To Middle East Peace Efforts

Republican Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich made international headlines last week when he referred to “an enormous desire to destroy Israel.” Palestinian Authority (PA) officials immediately condemned the remarks with the always talkative Saeb Erakat

US Mideast Influence Plummets Under Obama

To the extent that foreign policy will figure in the 2012 Presidential election, conventional wisdom thinkers are likely correct in predicting some Democrat success in reversing the perception that theirs is the party of weakness. They already are touting the

Another Foreign Policy Disaster and New South Asia Power Dynamics

President Obama’s accelerated “drawdown” of US troops in Afghanistan will, at the very least, create a power vacuum; and the list of candidates to fill it is not encouraging. No serious analyst believes the government of Hamid Karzai will get