Iraq: A War in Three Acts

Americans love a good story. Pop culture is littered with the fictional tales of heroic characters. The majority of stories today still follow a three-act structure that dates back to Aristotle. Epic films start with the hero called to action in the first act; then the tension rises in the second (how will our hero

By | 2017-03-18T19:30:10+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Exiting Afghanistan Through India

For 16 years, the war in Afghanistan has raged with no end in sight. Indeed, it has become America’s longest war. Now that Donald Trump is president, the United States  has a pristine opportunity to conclude this costly war. President Trump has expressed a willingness to deploy more U.S. troops in order to win in Afghanistan. The

By | 2017-02-07T09:51:10+00:00 February 7th, 2017|

The Arab Narrative vs. President Trump

President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. While liberal governments across Europe and liberal citizens across the United States were reacting angrily to President Trump's travel ban for immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority had a more urgent concern: António Guterres. Guterres, the newly

By | 2017-02-01T15:54:18+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

Perspective on Trump’s Immigration Order

The mainstream media has acted irresponsibly in its reporting on President Trump's executive order on visas, unnecessarily inflaming a situation by failing to report accurately or fairly. Their actions are proving Stephen K. Bannon to be correct: they are not acting as a vigorous free press but rather they are behaving like political operatives with bylines,

By | 2017-01-30T14:36:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|

Applying ‘America First’ in the Middle East

President Trump’s “America First” principle is an opportunity for the United States to adopt a more productive approach to engagement with nations in the Middle East. Here are three ways the Trump Administration could get better results, without creating unnecessary new problems, thus allowing the president to stay focused on his vital domestic agenda. 2003

By | 2017-01-28T13:10:00+00:00 January 26th, 2017|

The Canadian Threat to America

John McCallum, Canada's minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, announces the country's plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. Donald Trump’s strict opposition to illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America earned him the undying enmity of America’s Leftist elite and the unquestioning allegiance of many working-class Americans. These workers have endured declining economic

By | 2017-01-10T02:52:00+00:00 January 10th, 2017|

The Bookends of Failure: President Obama Teaches What Not To Do

If a monument is to be created commemorating President Barack Obama's anti-terrorism and foreign policy legacy, etched in marble above it should be the phrase: "What Not To Do—A Legacy of Failure." Indeed, we now see in blinding light the eight year experiment in appeasement and abdication of leadership: more terrorism, more death.  The bookends

By | 2017-01-02T12:58:15+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|

The Israeli Settlements: Five Questions Obama Never Thought Of

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is correct that the Obama administration initiated, stood behind, and coordinated the wording of the anti-Israel U.N. Security Council vote admonishing Israel on its settlement policy, that would be the final nail in the coffin of eight years of failed U.S. foreign policy. Indeed, with just a cursory glance

By | 2016-12-26T14:52:56+00:00 December 26th, 2016|