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Will the West Fall Like Ancient Rome?

Are the Chinese the new barbarians, intent on triggering the fall of the West? Or is China risking internal failure? The geopolitical dominance and future of the “West” seem threatened. Hard right-wing commentators like Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage draw parallels with the fall of ancient Rome. In …

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Trump reiterates to NATO allies: If you don’t pay up, ‘I’m not going to protect you’

Meredith Mcgraw The former president doubled down during a rally in South Carolina. Former President Barack Obama echoed Biden on X, posting, “President Biden is absolutely right. The last thing we need right now is a world that is more chaotic and less secure; where dictators feel emboldened …

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The Case for Maritime Realism

The U.S. Navy has yet to fully integrate realist principles into developing its strategy, even amid today’s world of strategic competition. Realism is back. From arguments over Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine to the 2024 U.S. presidential election cycle, realist concepts dominate foreign policy discussions. Should Western …

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Joe Biden Must Distance Himself from the Israeli Right

Greg Priddy President Biden’s taboo against imposing consequences for Israeli actions—unlike past presidents—could encourage Netanyahu to disregard both the law of armed conflict and U.S. interests. With a potential Israeli offensive against the Gaza border town of Rafah looming over the fate of 1.3 million Palestinian refugees, President …

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Democrats Might Need a Plan B. Here’s What It Looks Like.

Charlie Mahtesian and Steven Shepard The political and procedural steps for how to pick a new presidential nominee. So far, Democrats have vigorously avoided any discussion of a Plan B for their presidential nominee. But special counsel Robert Hur’s report may have forced their hand. Fairly or not, …

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Why John Bolton Is Certain Trump Really Wants to Blow Up NATO

The hawkish former national security adviser on Trump’s real plans. So you don’t think Trump would stop threatening allies if they just met the NATO goal of spending 2 percent of their GDP on defense? For many of these allies — take Germany in particular — it’s not …

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Biden v. Trump: The battle over who’s too old, too forgetful or too confused

Adam Wren It’s open season on candidates’ ages as the general election nears. In this political season, though, there’s no escaping it. And even down-ballot candidates are getting in on the action. During a California Senate debate on Monday, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter said “ age limits are …

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Only American Leadership Can Solve the Middle East Crisis

Ahmad Charai America’s mind should not be clouded by self-doubt. On every continent, millions of citizens look to the United States as a savior As the November elections approach, American voters see new threats on many foreign coasts – from the Mediterranean (Gaza), Black (Ukraine), and Red Seas …

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Al-Makahleh: King Abdullah II’s Visit to DC a crucial moment for the Palestinian cause

Dr. Shehab Al Makahleh On February 12, 2024, King Abdullah II of Jordan met with President Joe Biden at the White House, marking his fourth official visit to Washington, D.C., and the first for an Arab leader since the breakout of the Hamas-Israel war on October 7 2023. …

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