World Report

October 2012


Obama or Romney, U.S. President Will Face New Global Challenges

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Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network in Washington, D.C. Heather previously served in the Clinton administration as speechwriter to the president, and as speechwriter and policy planning staff for Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher.

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Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama: Hawk vs. Hawk

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Benjamin H. Friedman is a research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and an affiliate of the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rhetorically, Monday's foreign policy ...

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Foreign Policy Challenges Obama or Romney Will Face After Election

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Robert Zarate is policy director at the Foreign Policy Initiative.

As President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney debated Monday for the third and final time, national security took center stage. It's a good thing, too. While the economy and jobs have understandably dominated the presidential ...

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Navy Size Deserves Conversation Beyond 'Horses and Bayonets'

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Michael P. Noonan is the director of the program on national security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During the presidential debate on Monday night undoubtedly the most talked about segment (although not for the right reasons) came ...

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Don't Assume Women Don't Care About National Security

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Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network in Washington, D.C. Heather previously served in the Clinton administration as speechwriter to the president, and as speechwriter and policy planning staff for Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher.

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The Differences Between Obama and Romney on Foreign Policy

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Mackenzie Eaglen is a resident fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

On Monday, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will turn to foreign policy. Despite the fact that America's military is now in its 12th year ...

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Obama Should Have Never Intervened in Libya in the First Place

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Malou Innocent is a foreign policy analyst at the libertarian Cato Institute. Follow her on Twitter @malouinnocent.

"I take responsibility," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN this week, taking the blame for security failures at the American consulate in Benghazi that some lawmakers believe

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Qadhafi, Muammar

Defense Budget Cuts Will Hurt American Strategic Planning

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Ilan Berman is vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, D.C.

It's a refrain familiar to every Washington policy wonk and political science graduate student: Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu's famous admonition about the need to "know your enemy." Less remembered is the second ...

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Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures

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Daniel Gallington is the senior policy and program adviser at the George C. Marshall Institute in Arlington, Va. He served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice, and as general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee ...

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Paul Ryan Knows That Reckless Spending Hurts National Security

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Mackenzie Eaglen is a resident fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Tonight's vice presidential debate will offer a clear choice when it comes to America's national defense. Vice President Joe Biden and the Obama administration have overseen ...

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Mitt Romney Draws Contrast With Barack Obama on Foreign Policy

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Evan Moore is a policy analyst at the Foreign Policy Initiative

On the heels of last week's presidential debate on domestic issues in Denver, former Gov. Mitt Romney gave a major foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday. Many conservatives have urged the governor to talk ...

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Mitt Romney's Third Attempt at a Foreign Policy Vision

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Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network in Washington, D.C. Heather previously served in the Clinton administration as speechwriter to the president, and as speechwriter and policy planning staff for Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher.

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Romney Understands That a Strong Military Underpins a Strong Economy

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Mackenzie Eaglen is a Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Some of the first words and some of the last words to come up in this week's presidential debate were about military spending. President Barack Obama repeatedly hit Mitt Romney ...

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Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Can't Ignore Foreign Policy

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Robert Zarate is policy director and Evan Moore is a policy analyst at the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C.

For months, the conventional wisdom has been that foreign policy won't matter in the 2012 election. On the right, many GOP strategists counseled that every moment Mitt Romney ...

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3 Ways Mitt Romney's National Security Talk Is About Politics

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Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network in Washington, D.C. Heather previously served in the Clinton administration as speechwriter to the president, and as speechwriter and policy planning staff for Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher.

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